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Moving home can be just as stressful as it is exciting. We want to help ease the process and make sure you reduce unnecessary stress and worry as moving day approaches. Check out our top tips below to ensure a smooth and easy transaction!

Top 10 tips for moving home

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If you'd like to find enquire about using Banner Jones for your conveyancing needs, please visit our Residential Property page, or email us on info@bannerjones.co.uk.

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Conveyancing Services

At Banner Jones, our highly trained experts offer support and care to all of our clients. We also offer a sensitive approach to each case whilst also ensuring that all of our services are fully confidential. We will provide you with informative house conveyancing advice that will help you through the conveyancing process.

Why Choose Us?

So why choose Banner Jones as your conveyancing solicitors?

  • Members of the Law and Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme since 2012
  • We are local conveyancing solicitor experts in Sheffield, Chesterfield, Mansfield and Dronfield
  • We offer competitive and clear conveyancing charges. So you only pay for what you actually need
  • We regularly check our prices so you don’t have to
  • Reduced transaction times as we use the latest case management system
  • Your transaction will be undertaken by a specialist conveyancing solicitor
  • The peace of mind of knowing that all work undertaken by us is covered by professional indemnity insurance
  • We are able to carry out conveyancing transactions anywhere in England and Wales. You will not be required to attend our offices in   person
  • We cover all types of conveyancing transactions
  • If your conveyancing transaction falls through we will only charge you for the work that has been done

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Recognised Success

  • Conveyancing Quality
  • LFS Conveyancing Awards 2016 Shortlisted
  • Yorkshire Legal Awards 2018

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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The service I received couldn't have been better!

Mrs C, Chesterfield

Everyone was very helpful and made the experience of buying our first home easy and stress-free.

Mr & Mrs Q, Ecclesfield

I received excellent service for the purchase of my house

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The service I received was excellent.

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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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I am happy with the service we received. Sandra Potter kept us updated at all times. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.

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My sale went smoothly and I was delighted with the service. 

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Great service from start to finish. Josh kept us updated throughout the process and was always very prompt with responses. Highly recommended.

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Used Banner Jones for sale and purchase of property. From start to finish 8 weeks. Communication via post, email and telephone. Never made to feel that I couldn’t ask questions if unsure. Sandra Potter very friendly. Would 100% recommend.

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