Sale or Purchase

Whether you are buying or selling, moving home is an exciting time. However, it is often also the largest financial commitment you will make so it can also be extremely stressful.

To ease the pressure, it is best to get specialist legal advice from expert residential property Solicitors to make sure your sale or purchase is handled as efficiently and quickly as possible.

Our team will work hard to minimise the risk of your transaction not going ahead to completion and will keep you informed so you know what is happening with the searches and legal paperwork.

Free Initial Discussion

For no-obligation advice and information, call our specialist residential property Solicitors today on 01642 252 828 or use our contact form and we will call you back.

Selling a Property

Our conveyancing Solicitors understand that you want to get your current house sold quickly and efficiently so that you can focus on finding and moving into your new home.

Once you have received an offer on your house, the legal process to sell your home starts. Any buyer or mortgage lender will want questions answered as well as extra paperwork provided. It is all part of the sales process but it can be frustrating. That’s why our property lawyers will keep you up to date and try and make sure the sale proceeds in your preferred timeframe.

You will need to answer standard questions about the property you are selling and fill in forms. The likelihood is that extra questions will be asked once the purchaser’s Solicitor has checked the legal paperwork and search results.

Once enquiries are complete and your purchaser has their mortgage funding in place you will be ready to exchange contracts and agree on a completion date for the sale to be finalised.

Our conveyancing Solicitors will be on hand to advise and help throughout the sale process to ensure that the transaction goes as smoothly as possible and to help to deal with any challenges that may arise throughout the process.

Buying a Property

If you are buying a property, it is always advisable to use an experienced property Solicitor who will oversee the entire transaction to make certain that it runs smoothly from start to finish, with minimum delay.

It is important to remember that buying any type of property involves lots of questions and paperwork, such as:

  • Standard and supplemental pre-contract enquiries
  • Searches including local searches and specialist searches relevant to the property you are buying
  • Exchange of contracts
  • Completion
  • Registration of the transfer

Our team aims to make sure the whole buying process is as simple as possible so you can concentrate on getting ready for the move. 

Exchange of Contracts and Completion

The exchange of contracts is the legal process that makes the buyer and seller legally bound to the sale and purchase. If one tries to pull out, they will be in breach of contract with financial penalties for withdrawing.

In exchange for contracts, a completion day is fixed. This can be the same day as the exchange of contracts if you are in a hurry or, if you want to be able to plan the move and book a removal company knowing that completion will definitely go ahead, it can be set for a few days or weeks later.

Once completion has taken place, a buyer’s Solicitor will sort out the registration of the transaction at the Land registry and completion of stamp duty forms.

How Macks Can Help

Our Solicitors will thoroughly explore your case and determine the best course of action that is tailored to your specific needs.

We will provide you with efficient, practical advice and keep you updated throughout your matter. Wherever possible we will offer a fixed fee, so you will always know what the costs are from the outset.

Contact us

For more information about conveyancing, you can call us on 01642 252 828; alternatively, complete our online contact form and one of our conveyancing Solicitors will be in touch.

Macks Solicitors provide a comprehensive conveyancing service across the country from our offices in MiddlesbroughDarlington and Redcar.

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Helen was incredible

We used Helen from Macks Solicitors for the sale of our property in St Albans. I cannot express what a dream it has been working with Helen! A process which is usually stressful, was instead smooth and extremely stress free! Helen’s communication, professionalism, and efficiency is incredible. We would highly recommend using Helen and Macks Solicitors anytime! Thank you!

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Darlington

Two departments one fantastic service

Frank, could I just take a moment to thank you for everything you and Jayne have done. Throughout the whole experience, I was guided by yourself and on occasions, it became quite complicated with my situation however I must express how professional you are and how well you navigated and negotiated the final outcome. Also, Jayne was always a pleasure to speak with and again professional and communicative at every stage.  Without a doubt the best Solicitors practice I have ever dealt with the results Macks Solicitors get, speak for themselves.

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Rob Orton
Stockton

We really couldn’t have asked for a better legal partner

We’ve recently been on an 8 month journey of buying our first home. After enduring a 3 month Covid delay on our first homebuyers survey on the original house we were looking to purchase (which didn’t turn out well), we pursued a different house and managed to complete on our dream first home in York this month (October).

It’s been a long slog, but throughout the process Helen has been a dream, keeping us updated on each step and where we stood in the process as well as advising us on the outcomes of the searches and survey on the first house. The vendors on the 2nd house wanted a quick sale and we wanted a quick purchase, and Helen’s swift attention to detail ensured numerous legal points that were not identified in the previous sale on the house 3 years ago were addressed this time around, displaying comprehensive focus on all legal matters that may have been missing from the process last time, and we still managed to do this in under 3 months.

Considering the extreme circumstances we find ourselves in with Covid and the slow pace on the lenders side, we really couldn’t have asked for a better legal partner to keep us sane the past few months, with really excellent advice on where we stood if purchasing the original house.

Thanks Helen and Macks!

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Mr Tulip

Friendly and supportive

Very helpful members of staff. Friendly and supportive at every stage of our professional journey together .Macks solicitors ( Helen Preston and Sophie Fisher ) Enabled the transaction of the sale of my mams property to move swiftly and efficiently without stress. Reception staff were friendly, welcoming and informative, whenever I had to call at the office. I feel that Macks solicitors had the individuals care and safety ( in these uncertain times with Covid ) as their priority. I am grateful for everything they have done and making this transition very efficient and stress free. I would highly recommend their services.

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Mrs Heap

Smooth and extremely stress free!

We used Helen from Macks Solicitors for the sale of our property in St Albans. I cannot express what a dream it has been working with Helen! A process which is usually stressful, was instead smooth and extremely stress free! Helen’s communication, professionalism, and efficiency is incredible. We would highly recommend using Helen and Macks Solicitors anytime! Thank you!

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