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Selling

There are many reasons why you may need to sell your house, but whatever your circumstances we’ll be with you every step of the way.

The process behind selling your house is not complex but it’s important to have a qualified conveyancer on your side for any unforeseen complications that can arise.

  • If you are selling your house due to a marriage breakdown we have a specialist divorce team who may be able to give you further advice about the division of your assets
  • If you are selling a house as part of a probate, again we have a specialist team who will be able to advise you and give appropriate tax advice
  • If you are selling a house abroad you may need the services of a notary to legalise the signing of any documents

If you are selling your home you will want to get the best price possible for the sale. There are various property websites around that can help you establish what your home might be worth but why not take a look on www.zoopla.co.uk and see what other houses in your area are selling for?

Our highly trained conveyancing solicitors in Sheffield, Mansfield and Chesterfield offer support and care to all of our clients. We also offer a professional approach to each case whilst also ensuring that all of our services are fully confidential. Our conveyancing solicitor will provide you with expert advice on selling your house and the processes involved.

Frequently Asked Questions

At what point in the process is it legally binding?

You can withdraw from a sale or purchase up until the point contracts have been exchanged. Any deposits paid after exchange of contract will then by non-refundable. After contracts are exchanged you are then responsible for the property you are buying and should arrange suitable insurance from this date.

How long are local searches valid for?

A local authority search completed for a house purchase is valid for 3 months.

How long does the conveyancing process take on average?

We usually say 4-6 weeks for an average sale or purchase. Queries and concerns can often come out of the local authority searches which need further investigation and sometimes this leads to re-approval from the Mortgage lender. This can add further time into the process.

What happens if we can’t produce certificates for work we’ve had done on the house we’re selling?

You can indemnify the work by taking out an insurance policy. This means that you can not be held liable for any future fault on the work that was done. We can arrange this for you

What is Stamp Duty and how much will I have to pay?

Stamp Duty is a tax levied by HM Government on a transfer of property. For residential property this tax is calculated at 1% for property values between £125,001 and £250,000, 3% for values between £250,001 and £500,000 and 4% for those of £500,001 and over. Duty may also be chargeable on any rental charge (leases only) - this affects both residential and commercial leases where different thresholds are applied.

What is the difference between Joint Tenants and Tenants in Common?

Tenants is Common is where two or more people are entitled to the proceeds of sale in distinct shares - on the death of one, his/her interest will not pass to the survivor(s) but will be part of his/her estate. Joint Tenants are on the other hand 50/50 Co-owners of land - when one of them dies, his/her rights of ownership pass to the survivor(s).

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I received excellent service for the purchase of my house

Mrs S,Sheffield

I found my solicitor very approachable, easy to converse with and always available to discuss matters. I was very pleased with the standard of service I received when selling my property.

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The receptionist staff on both days we visited your office were extremely friendly and the whole experience of dealing with Banner Jones was wonderful

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Mrs C, Chesterfield

Very professional and excellent service. All the help I needed to sell my home. Stacey is an asset to the firm. Many thanks!

Mr G, Chesterfield

I found Stacey very helpful and the whole experience of selling my property was a positive one. Stacey advised on a number of matters, and I always felt that she had my best interests as a priority.

Mrs C, Duckmanton

From start to finish on dealing with the selling of the property Karen Askew and Nathan Rogers have been most helpful in keeping us informed and we are very grateful for that. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs W, Old Whittington

May we convey our sincere thanks to Stacey lee and Andrea Hudson for all the work they have done. We are most grateful for your efficiency and professionalism throughout the process.

Mr & Mrs D-G, Walton

Thanks for your hard work in this I have been very impressed with your efficiency throughout this process.

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