Our fees cover all of the work required to complete a sale of your home including drafting the contract, dealing with enquiries, redeeming a mortgage, dealing with estate agents.

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take from you accepting an offer until the sale completes will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8 – 10 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are selling to a first-time buyer with a mortgage in principle then it could take 8 weeks. However, if the person buying your property also has a property to sell and there are numerous parties below them all with properties to sell, this can take significantly longer, between 12 – 16 weeks. The chain will only move as quick as the slowest person in it.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have listed the key stages:-

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Send out our client care pack to you with initial protocol forms for you to complete and return.
  • Obtain title information documents from the land registry.
  • Prepare and submit contracts to the buyer’s solicitors.
  • Deal with any enquiries raised by the buyer’s solicitors .
  • Discuss with you any enquiries raised and obtain further documentation from you should this be required, such as planning documents, ground rent information, service charge information and management packs if you are selling an apartment or a property on an estate where there is a management company.
  • Obtain a redemption figure from your current lender.
  • Send final contract out to you for signature.
  • Agree a completion date.
  • Exchange contracts and notify you this has happened.
  • Prepare an invoice and completion statement.
  • Receive monies on the day of completion, discharge any mortgage and pay any estate agents fees on your behalf.

Get in touch

If you would like to know more about how our tailored services can best suit your needs, do not hesitate to get in touch. Although based in Greater Manchester, we can provide high-quality legal assistance to those who need it around the UK. Call us today on 0161 929 3086, or fill in the online contact form.

Testimonials

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Excellent, professional and caring. Michaela and her colleagues made the whole process very easy.

Ms A

I have been using McHale and Co for both the sake of my property and the purchase of my new home. Joy handled my sale and was extremely professional, helpful and persevered when dealing with my buyers solicitors who were less than professional to deal with.
Phillippa was equally professional and extremely knowledgeable on purchasing new build properties due to her years of experience in this specialist area. She was supportive and gave me confidence that I was getting a first class service. Would use them again and recommend to my friends and family.

Ms. S

…in the midst of the most stressful situations, I have never felt the need to ‘nudge’ or urge action, I have always been confident in the reliability and consistency in the service received, especially from Liz Connolly.

Ms B

Extremely satisfied, I have already recommended. I first used the Will drafting service – Helen Green – then probate… clearly happy!

Ms W

Excellent Service provided by Michaela. Detailed, professional and approachable.

Ms J

Michaela is professional and confident in her field and at the same time I felt completely relaxed in her presence, a great asset to McHale & Co.

Mrs P

Always, without fail, returned email/telephone calls promptly. Thank you.

Mr D

Professional and efficient service with a personal touch.

Mr Y

Grace has been very helpful dealing our whole family, arranging wills and lasting powers of attorney. Excellent service.

Mrs N

I am very glad that I found your office and especially Helen Green. I enjoy dealing with people who know what they are doing.

Mr S

Grace Kennedy was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Updating our wills was a very smooth and efficient process.

Mr W

The service and communication provided by Michaela throughout the process of dealing with my mum’s estate has been exemplary.

Mr E

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