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Buying a house is an exciting time for anybody but the process can be a bit daunting so that's why we are here to offer you expert advice on buying a house conveyancing.

Steps to Buying a House

The steps involved in buying a house are relatively straight forward, however, it can get more complex if there are several buyers in the chain. That is why it is even more important to instruct a solicitor if you are thinking of buying a house. The conveyancing solicitor will keep you up to date along the way as well as keeping you up to date on the buying a house process.

Buying in Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Mansfield and Nottingham

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Use a Banner Jones expert Solicitor when Buying a House

As a thank you for choosing Banner Jones as your solicitors when buying a house, you will get our purchase plus package absolutely free!

If you are considering the purchase of a new build house, you may want to look into the new help to buy scheme which was launched in April this year. Banner Jones have already helped buyers move into properties using this scheme, and we can help you every step of the way.

At Banner Jones, our highly trained solicitors in Sheffield, Mansfield, Dronfield and Chesterfield offer support and care to all of our clients. We take a professional approach to each case whilst ensuring that all of our services are fully confidential. We provide advice on each of the steps involved in buying a house to help guide you through the conveyancing process.

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Conveyancing Quality

We could not have asked for a better service from Richard and his team.  After losing the house, they very quickly helped us buy another and helped keep our buyer on side.  Very helpful and would recommend.

Mr & Mrs G, Newbold

I used Banner Jones when I purchasing my first house and I rate them as the best professional services firm I dealt with in my life. They truly provided a five star service which is clearly over and beyond my expectations of the service level given that how busy they are. I was able to discuss with them about my issues and circumstances and I felt that they had all the time to listen and respond to my queries. I could easily get them hold of by phone or email and they dealt with my case in such a friendly, professional and timely manner. Thank you and all the best! 

Mr I, Mansfield

I am happy with the service we received. Nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommended.

Mr K & Miss F, Chesterfield

I wanted to thank you and your team for the ease (from my point of view) with which everything just happened. Would you please pass on our thanks especially to Holly Fellows for all her help and for answering my inane and probably naive questions with great patience. This is the first property I have sold so it was all new me and Holly was always very helpful and guided us reassuringly through the process. Once again many thanks for the help, advice and great service we received from you all, including your kind receptionists who were always so helpful and welcoming as I struggled through the door with Vicki's wheelchair!

Mr C, Bonsall

Kate delivered super service! Also advised on our deeds. Thank you!

Mr & Mrs L

very satisfied with the service you provide, Mark, Dawn & Reception are all very pleasant

Mr S, Newark

Ben was superb!

Mr F, Mansfield

Thank you for the brilliant five star customer service.

Mr D, Ipswich

Richard has completed four purchase and sale transactions for our Company this year. All have been completed efficiently and effectively and to the agreed timescales. We have always found Richard approachable, easy to contact and astute in all matters of contractual detail. We intend to continue to use his services for future property transactions and thank him for all he has done for us over the last twelve months.

White Peak Enterprises Ltd.

Great service, very prompt, everything explained in detail. Thank you Josh and his team.

Mr & Mrs M, Mansfield

The service I received was excellent.

Mrs B, Dronfield

Extremely impressed with Cheryl Bradley and Ben Roberts professionalism, advice and help. They made the purchase of our house as stress free as possible even though they both were under extreme pressure for us to complete within tight timescales. A massive thanks to both of them !!!!

Mr & Mrs C, Ravenshead

 Dale was always responded to our questions quickly and professionally and made the process very easy. 

Mr & Mrs W, Chesterfield

Josh dealt with our first house purchase in the most efficient, friendly and professional way. He was always willing to assist with any queries we had throughout the process, and nothing was too much trouble. He made us feel at ease during what is known to be a stressful process and one which was new to us and we would not hesitate to recommend Josh to friends and family. 

Mr H, Hasland, Chesterfield

I received excellent service for the purchase of my house

Mrs S,Sheffield

Excellent service again from Ben and Cheryl at the Mansfield office, would use again and definately recommend.

Mr N, Kingston Upon Thames

I want to thank Josh Butler for going above and beyond to make sure I was in my house by Christmas! Completion before 8 weeks is amazing at this time of year!

Miss S, Nottinghamshire

We received an extremely professional, friendly and helpful service from both Cheryl and Ben

Mr R, Newark

I would recommend Josh Butler at Banner Jones, Mansfield, and indeed I have done so already. He was brilliant, helpful, patient, knowledgeable and very competent. He did a great job.

Mrs D, Newark

Sandra went the extra mile to get us into our new home quickly. I can't thank her enough and would definitley use Sandra again, highly recommended.

Mr H & Mrs D, Chesterfield

Everyone at Banner Jones have been helpful during our recent property move, particulary Gemma and Jenna. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs B, Chesterfield

The service I received was excellent, communication was very good and very professional. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Josh Butler at the Mansfield branch, and would certainly be very happy to use him again.

Mrs B, Alfreton

The speed and professionalism throughout were excellent. They've got their finger on the button

Mr Nash

Karen was very friendly, approachable and efficient. I would most definitely recommend.

Mrs M, Chesterfield

Following a hiccup or two with the estate agents, Banner Jones have been wonderful! Everything went like clockwork, all thanks to Cheryl and Ben.

Miss K, Mansfield

Matt Maiden and Hollie Watkins have been really excellent in everything. Thank you.

Mr & Mrs, Lincolnshire

We used Banner Jones at Chesterfield for two separate activities recently. Firstly, conveyancing for selling & buying property. It must be tough managing timings of sale/purchase, but they did very well for us. Secondly, production of our Wills. One or two things were complex, but the advice we got was helpful. We will, if necessary, use Banner Jones again & will also recommend them.

Mr & Mrs N, Dore

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

T Howard

I would just like to thank you and your team for the work on our property sales and purchases. Your work definitely helped speed up the process and allowed us to complete quicker, and we will definitely recommend you.

Mr & Mrs S, Dunham on Trent

The service I received couldn't have been better!

Mrs C, Chesterfield

Hi Chris, hope you're well! Really pleased to say that we've finally completed on our sale and purchase :) Just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thanks for your help. Gemma worked on our case after Lisa and was absolutely brilliant! Wouldn't hesitate in recommending her. Hope you have a fab Christmas and New Year! Best wishes

Mrs T, Monton

Just wanted to say thank you for all your efforts with our move earlier in the year. We really appreciate your effort and help in making the move happen. Thanks again

Mr W, Chesterfield

Would highly recommend. Very efficient, friendly and good communication. The whole process went very smoothly. Will definitely use your services again.

Mr & Mrs H, Upton

We wanted to say thank you to you and your team for your smooth handling of our recent move. Your professionalism and tenacity are much appreciated, and you always made us feel reassured every step of the way.

Mr W & Ms M, Woodseats

Couldn't have asked for a more professional, friendly and efficient service.

Mr P & Miss P, Chesterfield

I have moved house before and I have had poor service. Both Jessica and Jade were helpful and supportive, especially when I was feeling very apprehensive.

Mrs McC-W, Mansfield

I also want to say thank you to yourself, Stacey and Natalie. You've all been excellent, very helpful and very friendly. We will definitely be recommending to family and friends and will, without doubt, use yourselves again.

Miss H, Newbold

Thanks so much for all your vast efforts in completing the purchase on my behalf! Well done - you're a star!

Mr H, Sheffield

Very helpful, easily dealt with the purchase of our house. Kept us up to date at every step.

Mr & Mrs L, Chesterfield

Really grateful for the work you did for us, 10 out of 10.

Mrs S, Mansfield

Very quicl and efficient service

Miss C, Chesterfield

Sally, is it too soon to say I love you??! Thank so much for completing on our home!

Mr L, Surrey

Thank you for acting on my behalf.  It was made very easy by your prompt actions, and I am very satisfied with your service

Mrs H, Chesterfield

Thank you for sending me a copy and being so swift in requiring information from the sellers.  I am thoroughly impressed by the change from my previous experience of really poor service from solicitors.

 

Mrs F, Sheffield

Thank you for your excellent service, as a first time buyer your advice was a welcome comfort.

Mr S, Chesterfield

A BIG thank you to all at Banner Jones especially Katie , Carey and the team for the smooth process .

Looking forward to working together again in future.

Mr G, Newton Aycliff

Very efficient, friendly and professional. We would definitely recommend to friends and family. They made the whole experience problem free.

Mrs W, Mansfield

We’re really grateful for the work you did for us. 10 out of 10!

Mr & Mrs S, Bridlington

Cannot fault the service, efficient, prompt and cautious. Matters explained very well and clearly. Pleasantly surprised.

Mr & Mrs D, Mansfield

Service provided was excellent. All the staff were very helpful, considerate and professional. I would highly recommend to friends and family.

Mr W, Nottinghamshire

Thank you again for all of your help over the past few months, it has been invaluable.

Mr C, Sheffield

Our solicitor was very helpfull and dealt with our house purchase very efficiently. Very friendly and approachable staff.

Mr H, Nottingham

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

Mr & Mrs Q, Ecclesfield

Extremely efficient, professional and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

Mrs B, South Normanton

There was absolutley nothing to improve! Katie & Carey were splendid!

Mr Y & Ms R, Sheffield

We just want to express our sincere thanks for the professional and efficient way in which you and your team have dealt with the conveyancing following the sale of my late Aunt's property.

Jessica and Jade were extremely helpful and professional also and it was a pleasure to know they were picking up the reins should you be otherwise engaged.

We would have no hesitation in using the services of Banner Jones on a future matter.

Mr & Mrs L, Derbyshire

The service was very quick and easy to follow. The staff were very helpful and friendly. Would recommend a friend or colleague to Banner Jones.

Mrs P, Chesterfield

Professional, helpful, caring and genuine. Nothing was ever too much trouble or to ask for.

Mr S, Heanor

Thank you for your most efficient service.

Mr & Mrs B, Devon

Thank you for your assistance with these two transactions. I am very happy with the level of support and assistance you've provided, and glad that I have chosen Banner Jones.

Mr S, Rotherham

Both Natalie and Stacey were very friendly and I had a professional service for both my house purchase and Will. The staff were very nice to talk to and helped me with every step if I was unsure what to do. Will highly recommend to friends and family.

Ms L, Chesterfield

Absolutley brilliant staff were helpful and friendly to me, Banner Jones staff have made buying our property as easy, with step by step feedback, even with the sale process. Thank you, very very much.

Mr & Mrs L, Nottinghamshire

The service given st the Dronfield branch was excellent. Staff were always friendly and helpful, nothing was ever too much trouble. We will definitely be using Banner Jones in the future.

A special mention to Catherine Wilson who helped us through a traumatic house move!

Mr & Mrs H, Sheffield

Banner Jones provided a very friendly service and we felt on equal terms with our representitive. Our queries were dealt with quickly and we got the home we wanted

Mr & Mrs G, Worksop

Kate and her team were very professional, knowledgeable, prompt and customer focused. The whole process was handled seamlessely and they were friendly  and helpful. We will definitely like to use Banner Jones and highly recommend to our friends and family.

Mr & Mrs K, Leicester

Banner Jones have helped me buy and sell my houses with great ease.

Miss Y, Mansfield

Thank you for dealing with the saleso efficiently and for your help with the mortgage discharge.

Mr & Mrs H, Chesterfield

Fantastic service from start to finish.

Mr & Mrs W, Dronfield

Thankyou to you and your team for dealing with our move.

Mr & Mrs S, Chesterfield

Kate Skelton was very helpful, knowledgable and confident in dealing withour residential conveyancing. She always put us at ease and explained everything to us during each step of the way.

Mr & Mrs P, Sheffield

Thanks Jessica, efficient and helpful as always!

3Sixty Financial Solutions

We have been very impressed with your help so far and therefore would like to use Banner Jones for both the sale of our current property and the purchase of our new property, based on the quotations we have received.

Mrs V, Dronfield

Holly, thank you so much for all your hard work to get us into our new house for Christmas!

Mr M & Ms M

The purchase went through very quickly and smoothly, and I was kept updated throughout the whole process. Highly recommended!

Mr B & Miss W, Chesterfield

The whole buying & selling process was really smooth. Everyone says that buying & selling a house is very stressfull but you made it all stress free and we would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone. Thanks again.

Mr & Mrs H

Kate Skelton and her team are excellent, friendly and such helpful staff.

Mr H, Chesterfield

Fantastic service by Gemma Sharpe-Buckley at the Chesterfield branch. Always responded ASAP to every email, I sent several with lots of questions and I was always provided with clear answers to help me. 100% would recommend,

Mr & Mrs K, Chesterfield

I couldn't be happier with the service from Sally and her team at the Dronfield branch. Thank you.

Mrs R, Dronfield

Thank you so much for a professional and helpful service

Ms W, Sheffield

Excellent service. It's always a stressful time moving home but you dealt with the problems raised by our buyer's solicitors swiftly and efficiently. When we find another property will have no hesitation in employing you to do the legal bit!

Mr B, Baslow

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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