Putting You First
Buying and selling your home is one of the biggest transactions you will probably ever undertake and that is why we want you to feel confident that what is being done for you is correct in every detail.
Whether you are buying your first home, moving to a new property, investing in a buy to let, the team at Janet Sinden & Co will make sure that you receive the most reliable and competitively priced conveyancing service possible.
Our conveyancing team knows that good communications are important to our clients. We will always ensure that you are given regular updates on how your matter is progressing, that we respond promptly to your queries and that we tell you about any concerns that we have as soon as possible. In this way you will always be able to make an informed decision about your matter and be able to take the appropriate steps with the best possible understanding of the facts.
Put simply, our aim is to make sure that you are able to achieve your property goals with as little stress as possible and without any nasty surprises.
What we will do
At Janet Sinden & Co we pride ourselves in doing everything possible to make things easy for you. This includes avoiding jargon, explaining legal terms and generally doing all that we can to make the process much less daunting than you might think.
By following the links below you will find an overview of what we do and what is included within the average conveyancing transaction. Not all matters will proceed this way and details can vary according to the nature of the transaction, the type of property you are buying or selling, where the property is located and who is purchasing it. However, because there is no “one-size-fits-all solution” we will always tailor our services to your precise needs and requirements and if you need more information, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
At Janet Sinden & Co we don’t believe in hiding our prices. We believe firmly in allowing clients to judge value for money and as such we make sure that we are transparent regarding our fees at all times. You can be sure that, when instructing us, there will be no hidden surprises.
For more information about our fees and anticipated disbursements please go to the Conveyancing Charges. Also, we will always make totally clear how our charges and disbursements in our cost quotation that we will supply to you at the outset of the matter.
How Long Will It Take?
How long your transaction will take depends upon several factors including the nature of the transaction, the property itself and how quickly others involved in the process want to deal with it. Rest assured that we will always try and make sure that your transaction takes no longer than is absolutely necessary.
On average a sale or a purchase takes between 8 and 12 weeks. A simple transaction might be quicker but, if there is a long chain of transactions, then it could take longer.
We will always make sure that you are kept fully up-to-date with the likely time-scale.
Some of the factors that can influence how long a purchase transaction can take include:
- Waiting for the Local Authority to report on matters affecting the property, such as planning permissions and building consents;
- The time taken by the vendor to respond to any questions about the property, such as details of fixtures and fittings or certificates/guarantees for work done to the property;
- If the property is leasehold, waiting for the management company to provide details of service charges and ground rent;
- Waiting for the purchaser to agree matters with a purchaser of their property;
- Where someone drops out in the middle of a chain of transactions;
- Waiting for the mortgage lender to provide the mortgage papers for signing.
Some of the factors that can influence how long a sale can take include how quickly the buyer’s solicitor/conveyancer is able to deal with the transaction and, if the property is leasehold, waiting for the management company to provide details of service charges and ground rent. You can always help speed up the transaction by responding promptly and fully to any questions that we ask you.
To ensure your transaction proceeds as quickly as possible we will always chase up the progress of your transaction and will not simply wait for something to happen. However, just because the transaction is not moving forwards does not mean that it is us that is holding it up.
Who Will carry out the Work?
Your purchase and or sale will be carried out by members of the Janet Sinden & Co property team. The team has many years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to the sale and purchase of properties.
We have a number of Conveyancers who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Christopher Bean (Partner) and Debbie Stanley (Licenced Conveyancer). Full details of each will be found in the Meet the Team section of this website.