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.

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Mr Nattrass is always understanding and helpful and takes time to listen and explain. It is always a pleasure to deal with him. Also, your reception staff are lovely and welcoming.

Mrs J

The service we received from Helen Green was fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. We would recommend Helen without question.

Mr J

The service provided was excellent. Many thank to John Nattrass for all his input and execution of our wills.

Mrs H

I would like to commend Michaela for her warmth, compassion and professionalism. It was because of her superb persona that I am using McHale & Co. Thank you very much Michaela!

Miss J

We are grateful for your work on our behalf. You ensured that the necessary process was done smoothly and efficiently and you have been a pleasure to deal with.

Mr G.

Excellent service and prompt replies to everything that we wanted. Very professional in these unusual times.

Mrs. S.

Very happy with McHale & Co dealing with my Mother’s Deed of Probate and sale of her house, very helpful during a difficult time.

Ms. C Jones

Outstanding service. A breath of fresh air!

Ms. M

I would like to thank McHale & Co Solicitors for their excellent work.
The support Helen provided me with was above and beyond, it was her professionalism and her personal and effective responses which made such a difficult time for me a lot more bearable.
I would have no hesitation in using McHale & Co again and will certainly recommend them to family, friends and colleagues.

Mrs B

On behalf of us both, I’d like to thank you Phillippa, for the support and guidance you have given us throughout this process, your service has been second to none.

Again, thank you so much.

Mr & Mrs M

I would like to thank Roberto for his help and support in dealing dealing with a recent case for my son. He was professional, caring and showed great sensitivity. He went above the cause of duty in his handling of the case. He made a very traumatic and stressful situation easy to bear. I will be eternally grateful to him. He is a great asset to McHale & Co. Once again Thank you.

Ms C

Paul Fitton,

Many thanks for your help.  Very best of advice at all times.

Thank you to all staff.

Mr S and Mrs K

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