New Government Guidelines issued due to the Corona Virus Pandemic
The buying and selling process can continue during this period but you should be aware that the process is likely to take longer than normal.
You are free to continue to accept offers on your property, however the selling process may take longer.
Advice for people to stay at home and away from others means you should not invite visitors into your home, including prospective buyers or advisors.
Once you have exchanged contracts, you have entered into a legal agreement to purchase that home.
If the property you are purchasing is unoccupied you can continue with the transaction.
If the property you are purchasing is currently occupied, we recommend that all parties should work to either delay the exchange of contracts until after the period where stay-at-home measures to fight coronavirus (COVID-19) are in place, or include explicit contractual provisions to take account of the risks presented by the virus.
Please do contact us to discuss your individual circumstances during this difficult time
Buying or selling a property can be a stressful experience. We aim to make the process as stress free as possible. We provide all of our clients with a first class service and all matters are dealt with only by an experienced lawyer to whom you have direct access. You can instruct us with confidence as we are here to ensure that your transaction runs smoothly from start to finish. Our repeat business and recommendations are a testament to the quality of our service. Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements and to obtain a no obligation quote and details of our no sale no fee optional service which can give you complete piece of mind for a small additional fee.
The national average timescale for conveyancing is between 9 and 10 weeks although a simple cash purchase may take as little as 4 to 6 weeks and a more complicated transaction can take much longer to complete. In particular it is likely that the more transactions involved in a chain the longer the process will take.
We also act on many commercial transactions for landlords, business tenants and property developers, our lawyers offer extensive advice to clients across the entire spectrum of commercial property law. The vast experience our commercial property solicitors have gained covers a range of premises both industrial and agricultural. As a result, we understand the unique challenges involved with commercial real estate, and can deliver practical, focused advice that’s tailored to your objectives.
Whether you’re looking to sell commercial property, to relocate your business or to develop a plot of land, you can rely on us to deliver an exceptional legal service from start to finish.
You can check out the key stages of a conveyancing transaction with the buying and selling guides for consumers from the CLC web site