Residential Property Purchases

At Forbes Solicitors we have a dedicated and specialised team able to help you through the complex and sometimes confusing stages of buying a house.

More about Residential Property Purchases

Once you've found your dream home or investment property, the last thing anyone needs is to be faced with a long, drawn out and stressful buying process. This is why the conveyancing solicitors at Forbes offer a comprehensive personal service to ensure your purchase is as smooth as possible and every step of the process is completely explained in plain English.

Buying a House with Confidence

Buying a House with Confidence

We care about our clients and understand that people want contactable solicitors for their property purchase who will take responsibility for their case. We will see to it that there are no unwelcome surprises further down the line in your purchase by going through all aspect of your purchase with you including the explaining of all mortgage documents and any legal complexities associated with buying your home.

Good communication is something our conveyancing solicitors pride themselves on and is just part of the reason we have established strong working relationships with repeat clients.

Buying a House with our Fixed Fee Service

Buying a House with our Fixed Fee Service

Our conveyancing solicitors offer their services on a fixed fee basis and utilise the very best in conveyancing software to ensure you receive a speedy service that other firms simply cannot offer. Our fixed price conveyancing fees are just that; fixed - which means you only pay the quoted amount for our comprehensive service.

Our conveyancing solicitors ensure you are aware of any and all fees involved with the purchase of a property and handle everything with your best interests at heart. We can ensure stamp duty forms are filled out correctly and payments are made accurately.

We will ensure that your transaction is kept on schedule, even if it means contacting members of a property chain to keep things moving swiftly and as we always take an entirely proactive approach to every conveyancing project.

If you have found your dream home or investment property, get in touch with the expert conveyancing solicitors for buying a house at Forbes today and let us help make sure your transaction is as smooth as possible.

Residential Property Purchases FAQs

How do I choose a solicitor for buying a house?

There are lots of conveyancing services out there for home buyers to choose from, but with such an important process at stake, you'll want to ensure the solicitor you instruct is up to the task. Take a look at online reviews for prospective companies and their reputation. Also ensure you get a quote for fees before you commit.

Do you need a local solicitor when buying a house?

There are benefits of using a local solicitor for conveyancing when you buy a house. These include the firm's local property market knowledge and their existing positive relationships with professionals who can help with your purchase, such as surveyors and estate agents.

What should I expect from my solicitor when buying a house?

There are a variety of different stages involved when buying a house so you can expect different things from your solicitor at different times. Firstly, they will provide terms of engagement before you instruct them, then they will communicate with you as needed.

This will usually include:

  • Contacting you when documents or forms need to be filled in or signed e.g. contract for the purchase before exchange

  • Notifying you if the searches bring up any results that could impact the purchase

  • Contacting you to arrange a completion date

  • Updating you on progress throughout the process

  • Keeping you up to date on completion day i.e. when the funds have transferred and the transaction is done

  • Confirming the stamp duty payment and that the Land Registry has been informed of the change of ownership

Our expert conveyancing team can assist with your property purchase. Get in touch to find out more.

Our dedicated Residential Conveyancing team

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Partner, Residential Conveyancing

Michelle Thompson


Associate, Residential Conveyancing

Jennifer Ross

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Paralegal, Residential Conveyancing

Kathryn Lofthouse

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