Residential Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

For a smooth transition

If you’re moving home, the legal processes you need to go through can seem complicated and time-consuming. Our solicitors can help you with every stage of the conveyancing process to make it as stress-free as possible, so you can focus on taking care of the rest of your move.

At Switalskis, we're all about making the legal bits of owning, buying or selling a home as easy as possible. Our team knows the ins and outs of residential conveyancing, and they're here to guide you every step of the way.

We’re seasoned experts who get that dealing with property is a big life event. So, we break down the legal jargon, keep you in the loop, and work hard to make sure everything ticks along nicely.

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Want to know more? Just give us a ring on 0800 138 0458 or contact us through our website.

How Switalskis can help 

When you reach out to us, we start by understanding what you're looking to achieve with your residential property - whether it's buying, selling or something else. We'll give you the lowdown on what steps are involved, so you'll know what's coming and what you need to do.

We're by your side the whole way, explaining the legal bits and sorting out all the paperwork. We do the heavy lifting on the legal front, so you can focus on what matters - your future plans. We get that every property journey is unique, so our advice is tailored to fit your circumstances.

With Switalskis, you're not just hiring a legal expert; you're joining forces with a team that genuinely wants the best for you. We'll keep you in the loop at all times, so you're never in the dark and can make decisions confidently.

Embracing technology

Our aim is to make the legal stuff in residential conveyancing a breeze, one of the ways that we do this is via our online portal. Here's how it works:

  • Kick things off by filling out some easy forms, verifying who you are, and making your initial payments - all online
  • Keep tabs on how your property process is unfolding in real-time with our ‘Milestones’ feature
  • Most of the paperwork can be read and signed right from your computer
  • If you prefer, we'll send any key documents and information straight to your inbox, safely and securely
  • And if you've got questions or just want to chat, we're only an email or video call away

Our mission is simple: to make the legal side of dealing with your residential property a walk in the park, so you can focus on what comes next.

Understanding residential conveyancing

Residential conveyancing may sound like legal jargon, but it's simply the legal process that happens when you buy or sell a residential property. The process involves a few key steps, from initial paperwork to the final transfer of ownership, and it's our job to help guide you through this maze.

  • Initial consultation and quote: when you first contact us, we aim to understand your unique situation. Are you buying, selling or remortgaging? Based on your needs, we'll give you a straightforward quote that includes residential conveyancing fees and costs, with no hidden surprises.
  • Property searches: if you're buying, one of the first things we do is carry out property searches. These dig into things like local planning, the property's history, and any potential issues like flooding or land contamination.
  • Review and advice: we then scrutinise the property's legal papers, offering advice on any potential snags and explaining any complex terms in easy-to-understand language.
  • Contracts and negotiations: whether you're buying or selling, contracts will be exchanged. We'll handle the nitty-gritty, making sure the contract is fair and serves your interests. If there's room for negotiation, we're on it.
  • Money matters: we'll give you a clear breakdown of all the finances involved, from deposits to final settlements. We aim to keep residential conveyancing costs transparent and fair.
  • The final steps: before that happy day of completion, we make sure all the finances are in place and all legal documents are correctly filed. Then, it's all about handing over keys if you're buying, or getting the proceeds from your sale if you're selling.
  • Aftercare: our service doesn’t stop at completion. We're around to answer any questions, whether it's about your title deeds, your obligations as a new property owner, or any other lingering queries.

We handle all these steps, but you’re always in control. We make sure you understand what's happening at each stage, so you can make the best decisions for you.

At Switalskis, our focus is to make this process simple and stress-free, leaving you confident and ready for whatever your property journey holds next.

Request an instant, fixed-fee quote for conveyancing

If you'd like a quotation for your conveyancing costs, simply click the 'Get a Quote' button below and enter the relevant details to receive your fixed fee quotation. If you have any queries or don't know all of the details, you can call us on 0800 138 0458 .

The quotation and pricing information available to you through the website is the correct pricing information for any prospective client approaching our firm directly and not as a result of a recommendation from a commercial third party, such as an estate agent or housebuilder. 

As a law firm offering conveyancing services, we have commercial referral arrangements with or receive direct recommendations from, third parties such as estate agents or housebuilders. Our prices in these instances will be different to the price available to you from our website (which may be higher or lower than the quotation created on this website).

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme 

Our residential conveyancing solicitors are accredited under the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), so you can have confidence in our expertise and the service we deliver. 

The CQS standard requires firms to have a high standard of practice management and provide excellent client care. The CQS badge of quality is highly regarded by mortgage lenders too - many will not deal with solicitors who aren’t CQS accredited. Switalskis is on the approved panel of solicitors for all major lenders, meaning you can use our residential conveyancing solicitors no matter which mortgage lender you choose.

What is the role of residential conveyancing solicitors? 

The role of a residential conveyancing solicitor is many-sided and vital when it comes to the process of buying or selling a residential property. Here's a breakdown of their key responsibilities:

Legal adviser

First and foremost, a residential conveyancing solicitor is your legal adviser. They share what you need to know about property law and the legal aspects of property transactions. They help you understand your rights and responsibilities, making sure you're aware of the finer points that could affect your decision-making process.

Document preparation and review

Your solicitor will draft, prepare and review several essential documents needed for the property transaction. These may include contracts, Land Registry documents and other legal papers that are instrumental in transferring the ownership of the property.

Conducting searches

Solicitors conduct various property searches to identify any issues that could impact your transaction. These may include Local Authority searches, environmental checks, and reviewing title deeds to make sure there are no legal hitches or financial liabilities, like unpaid land taxes, that could come back to haunt you.

Liaising with stakeholders

Throughout the process, your solicitor acts as a mediator and communicator between you and all other parties involved, such as the other party's solicitor, estate agents, mortgage lenders, and surveyors. They negotiate terms, verify the legitimacy of claims and help to organise dates for the survey, exchange and completion.

Financial transactions

Solicitors play an important role in managing the financial aspects of your property transaction. They help you understand the full scale of costs involved, including stamp duties, registration fees and their own fees. They'll also be responsible for transferring the funds for the purchase, making sure that money changes hands securely and legally.

Post-completion formalities

After the exchange and completion are done, the solicitor makes sure that all legal aspects are tied up. This includes registering the new ownership details with the Land Registry and handling the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax, if applicable.

Why Switalskis

If you're thinking of buying or selling a home and need clear, expert advice, Switalskis is the team for you.

Clarity in complexity

Dealing with property can be confusing. But don't worry, we're here to make it easy. We'll answer all your questions, break down the legal talk and keep you in the loop. That way, you'll always know what's going on and feel confident about your choices.

Empathy at every step

Buying or selling a home is a big deal, and we get that. We're here to listen, understand what you need, and give advice that fits you. You're not just another case for us; you're a person going through a big life moment, and we want to make it as stress-free as we can.

Expertise you can trust

When it comes to legal stuff around property, you want someone who knows their way around. That's us. We've got heaps of experience and a track record that says we know our stuff, helping folks like you make smooth moves.

Championing your rights

We're all in for getting you the best deal and making sure your rights are looked after. From our first chat to handing over the keys, we'll keep you clued in so you always know what's happening.

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