Buying A Home

This may be your first home, a home with more space for an expanding family or you may even be downsizing. Whatever the reason buying a property is an exciting time.

Tollers Conveyancing Services Explained

Once you have obtained a quotation from Tollers call us to confirm you accept our quotation and we will send you the Tollers instruction pack to complete.

Once all the initial documentation has been received and is satisfactory a file will be opened and we will contact your estate agent for details of the Seller and their Solicitor. Upon receipt we will request the draft contract documentation from the Sellers Solicitors.

We will request evidence of your source of funds so please return this information promptly. The regulations are very strict. If you are obtaining a gift towards the purchase from a third party (eg relative/friend) we will need to know very early in the transaction.

During this time you should be consulting your mortgage advisor and instructing a survey. We always recommend clients have a survey. The survey carried out by the lender is for the lenders protection only so you must be aware of its limitations.

Once the draft contract pack has been received from the Seller’s Solicitor’s we will submit your search applications. These will include; Local search, Water and Drainage search, Environmental search. Dependant on the locality of the property additional searches may be required but we will advise you at the time, eg coal, brine, tin. Reports on the search results will be sent to you.

We will review the draft contract pack and they will raise enquires with the Sellers Solicitors.

The enquiries which may be raised could cover:

  1. Enquiries on the title to the property.
  2. Enquiries on the search results.
  3. Enquiries raised from your survey report (legal title enquiries).
  4. Enquiries you may specifically have requested we raise.

We will review the replies to enquiries and once they are all satisfactory we will prepare a report for you on the property title and our findings.

The Mortgage Offer

We need to receive your mortgage offer a soon as possible. We need time to review the terms, and notify you on any errors. There may be matters we need to report to your mortgage lender eg gifts, errors, occupiers.  Being in a position to report these early in the transaction can save you delays.

When we report to you we will send all the documentation for you to sign and a full report. Once we are in receipt of satisfactory replies to enquiries, search results, your mortgage offer, source of funds documentation, deposit and signed documentation we will be in a position to exchange.

When everyone in the chain is in a position to exchange contracts, all of the parties in the chain need to agree a completion date. The completion date must be a working day due to the need to transfer funds through the banking system.

Exchange of Contracts

Exchange of contracts is the process when the contract becomes legally binding and the completion date is set. Financial penalties will be incurred by the defaulting party if either party wishes to withdraw from buying the property once contracts have been exchanged.

Completion

Completion is the final part of the process when we transmit the monies over to the Seller’s Solicitors and you move in and make it home.

After completion we will submit your electronic Stamp Duty Land Tax application and payment to HMRC. We will then submit your application for registration to the Land Registry. Once the title is registered a copy of the title deeds will be forwarded to you and your mortgage lender if you have one.

We will keep you updated throughout the process and a member of Tollers Conveyancing team will be on hand for any queries that may arise during the transaction.

Talk to Tollers

Contact our expert conveyancing solicitors for all your property buying needs. To talk to our one of our experts, find our contact details and office locations below.

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Our Buying A Home Experts

Charles Mellor
Welcome Team Assistant
Charles works in Residential Conveyancing in the Milton Keynes Welcome Team. He is the first point of contact for clients looking to buy, sell, remortgage or transfer equity of a property...
Beverley Baggott
Conveyancing Assistant
Beverley worked for the old BBW Law (then Chaundler & Son) since leaving school, starting off as receptionist then progressing to secretary to various people before taking on her present role...
Holly Preston
Welcome Team Assistant Conveyancing
Having worked as a general office assistant for 4 years Holly is happy to be progressing her career in the conveyancing department...
Alison Peach
Assistant Conveyancer
Alison has worked in the law for 25 years, first as a secretary and assistant whilst she studied with CILEX. Alison has been dealing with her own matters for the last two years...
Heather Mayes
Conveyancing Manager / Conveyancer
Heather has worked in residential conveyancing for over 25 years and joined Tollers LLP in August 2019...
Zoe Thrift
Conveyancer
Zoe joined Tollers in 2014 having worked for law firms in Luton, London and Milton Keynes...
Wayne Bedding
Conveyancing Assistant
Wayne has over 20 years of experience in conveyancing and started his career at Tollers in May 2014...
Tracy Cousner
Conveyancing Assistant
Tracy joined Tollers in 2014 in Residential Conveyancing and assists the Team with not only purchases and preparation of completions...
Sian Evans
Solicitor
Sian has worked within the field of conveyancing for approximately 16 years and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors on 1 st April 2002...
Robert Kasasian
Trainee Solicitor
As a trainee solicitor, Robert currently works in the residential conveyancing department and assists experienced staff...
Mandy Stark
Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing
Mandy joined Tollers in February 2015 and is responsible for compliance for the residential property department. All eight offices and over 20 members of staff...
Louise Wilson
Conveyancer
Louise joined Tollers in January 2012 and undertakes the day to day running of property sale and purchase files...
Lindsey Lilley
Conveyancing Assistant
Lyndsey has 25 years’ experience working in a legal environment, with over 20 years spent in dealing with all aspects of residential conveyancing...
Lynsey Green
Conveyancer
Lynsey is a qualified Chartered Legal Executive currently working as a Conveyancer in the Residential Conveyancing team at Tollers...
Larissa De Oliveira
Assistant Conveyancer
Before joining as an Assistant Conveyancer in 2017, Larissa worked at international and national law firms such as Shoosmiths, Pictons and Brethertons...
Kirsten Blaikie
Assistant Conveyancer
Kirsten Blaikie, Assistant Conveyancer. Based in our Corby office, Kirsten has worked within the conveyancing sector for 5 years...
Khama Langdon
Trainee Conveyancing Assistant
Khama initially started working for Tollers as a Conveyancing Administrator through an apprenticeship. Khama has now been working for Tollers for over 3 years in David Wootton’s team...
Katie Green
Conveyancing Assistant
Katie Green - Conveyancing Assistant. Based in our Corby office Katie supports the Corby team by sending out contract papers to buyer’s solicitors...
Kate Munton
Conveyancing Assistant
Kate started her career at Tollers 25 years ago. In 2001 she joined David Wootton’s conveyancing team...
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Jeremy provides Wills and Probate services and Conveyancing to the established and growing client base in Rutland...
Heather Reay
Conveyancing Assistant
Heather joined Tollers in June 1979 and works in the Residential Conveyancing department, dealing with all aspects of conveyancing work...
Francesca Humphries
Senior Associate Solicitor
Francesca is a Senior Associate in the residential conveyancing department, managing a busy team in Corby...
Emily Vitue
Welcome Team Assistant
Emily Vitue works in our Residential Conveyancing department as a Welcome Team Assistant. She is the first point of call for new customers...
Elaine Rae
Conveyancer
Elaine has been with Tollers for 30 years and has specialised in Residential Conveyancing for the majority of that time...
David Wootton
Senior Associate / Conveyancing Manager
David is a Senior Associate and conveyancer at Toller’s with over 30 years of experience in conveyancing...
Charlotte Turnell
Conveyancing Assistant
Charlotte deals with the tasks on sale transactions from issuing contracts, responding to enquiries, drafting completion statements...
Angela Aitken
Conveyancer
Angela is a residential conveyancer with over 20 years of experience...
Alex Gill
Conveyancing Assistant
Alex is very settled in her role at Tollers and loves being part of the Northampton Conveyancing team which she has been a part of since May 2017...
Danielle Hull
Conveyancing Assistant / Proclaim Developer
At Tollers, Danielle currently assists the Head of Residential Conveyancing. She is also responsible for the development of the case management system held and operated within the conveyancing department.
Charles Mellor
Welcome Team Assistant
Beverley Baggott
Conveyancing Assistant
Holly Preston
Welcome Team Assistant Conveyancing
Alison Peach
Assistant Conveyancer
Heather Mayes
Conveyancing Manager / Conveyancer
Zoe Thrift
Conveyancer
Wayne Bedding
Conveyancing Assistant
Tracy Cousner
Conveyancing Assistant
Sian Evans
Solicitor
Robert Kasasian
Trainee Solicitor
Mandy Stark
Partner and Head of Residential Conveyancing
Louise Wilson
Conveyancer
Lindsey Lilley
Conveyancing Assistant
Lynsey Green
Conveyancer
Larissa De Oliveira
Assistant Conveyancer
Kirsten Blaikie
Assistant Conveyancer
Khama Langdon
Trainee Conveyancing Assistant
Katie Green
Conveyancing Assistant
Kate Munton
Conveyancing Assistant
Jeremy Simmonds
Partner
Heather Reay
Conveyancing Assistant
Francesca Humphries
Senior Associate Solicitor
Emily Vitue
Welcome Team Assistant
Elaine Rae
Conveyancer
David Wootton
Senior Associate / Conveyancing Manager
Charlotte Turnell
Conveyancing Assistant
Angela Aitken
Conveyancer
Alex Gill
Conveyancing Assistant
Danielle Hull
Conveyancing Assistant / Proclaim Developer
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