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Residential Conveyancing

Buying and selling a property can be a stressful time.

At Saracens we have a fantastically experienced team who will ensure that your transaction runs as quickly and with the minimum amount of stress possible.

Not only have our management processes been accredited and awarded Lexcel status we were recently accredited by the Law Society as a firm operating the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. In short we are a firm that operates at the very highest standards.

The Conveyancing Quality Scheme means we ensure that our firm is run at optimal efficiency offering the highest recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing.

Whatever your requirement, when it comes to residential property our specialists will provide you with the advice and assistance you need.

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Mr Abdul Chowdhury

As a first time buyer, I was nervous and completely unfamiliar with the conveyancing procedure however, having been recommended by a friend, I sought assistance from Saracens in buying my first property. I can happily say that from start to finish

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Auction property

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Property buying at auction can be daunting. Before a property auction, make sure you obtain a legal pack from the auctioneers. Saracens’ conveyancing team will review the pack and provide a report on the property. This review will provide you with the vital information about the property, permitting you to make an informed decision on whether or not to proceed. We will also guide you through the completion process if you are successful in your bid.

Buying your home

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Buying a home can be a stressful experience. At Saracens, we will guide you through the completion process and ensure that your transaction is as quick and hassle free as possible. Our team will apply for the necessary searches to provide you with essential information about your property and the surrounding areas. You will have a designated legal advisor committed to making the entire process informative and quick.

Change of Ownership / Title

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Changing the ownership of your property is often referred to as a transfer of equity. It is the process of amending the owner’s name on the title deeds at The Land Registry. Our specialized team is able to assist you with these changes and provide information about stamp duty and land tax implications for you and your family.

Equity Release

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Freeing up some capital that is tied up in your property can be important for those wishing to plan for retirement. Our experienced team will advise you on the two types of equity release; a lifetime mortgage or a home reversion plan, and then guide you through the entire process.

First time buyers

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Buying property for the first time can be a minefield. Saracens Conveyancing team will guide you through the process of buying your first home and ensure that you are kept up to date on all of the steps of the transaction.

Lease Extensions

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If your lease on a property has less than 70- 80 years left and/or you have owned the leasehold for more than 2 years we can help you extend the term of the lease. This would add value to the property and will usually allow you to raise finance on the property. We will be happy to assist you throughout the process.

Long Leases – Buying the freehold

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Through a process known as enfranchisement, leaseholders are able to purchase the freehold interest in a property. Leaseholders then become both tenant and landlord, providing them more security over the building’s management and control. Our specialized team will assist you with this complex process.

Purchasing a Property- Do I Need A Survey?

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When you are purchasing a property the principle of “caveat emptor” (let the buyer beware) will apply. This means that you must rely on your own inspection, enquiries and survey before committing yourself to purchase. Should any problems surface after […]

Remortgages

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At Saracens, we can assist you with paying off your original mortgage using the proceeds from a new mortgage on the same property. The process can be utilized if you have found a better mortgage deal or have the funds to pay off the mortgage. Call us to discuss how.

Right to buy from Local authority

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If you are a local authority tenant or were living in your home when the local authority transferred it to a new landlord, you may have the right to buy your home. Discounts of up to £100,000.00 are available on the price for those who are eligible. There are conditions that must be adhered to but you can buy the property on your own or with those individuals that you have lived with or those who currently share your tenancy. For further information you should contact our specialist property team to discuss. We can help you make an offer and will assist you with the completion process.

Selling your home

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Once you have put your property on the market and accepted an offer from a prospective purchaser, you will need the right team to ensure that the sale process is managed as smoothly and quickly as possible. Our property team have years of experience in ensuring a sale proceeds efficiently, especially if you are in a chain of transactions. We collect the necessary information from you at the outset and create a “sale pack” to go to the purchaser’s solicitors quickly to begin the process. Call us to see how we will help.

Shared Ownership

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Housing associations provide shared ownership schemes that allow you to buy between 25% and 75% of the value of your home whilst paying rent on the remaining share. The percentage of the share must be negotiated with the Housing Association, with schemes on offer varying. We can discuss what is a suitable offer to make and our team will guide you through the process to ensure you are aware of the amount of rent and other charges that are payable and what to do if you wish to sell the property. Our experienced team is able to review your terms and advise you on the process.

Tenancy / letting agreements for your property

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Whether you are a landlord who needs a secure, tailored contract drafted or a tenant who wishes to enter into a tenancy and needs to know your rights, we can assist. A tenancy agreement is a legal contract between landlord and tenant. It needs to be clear on issues like a tenant’s right to occupy the premises, the length of the occupancy, the notice period, the deposit and the landlord’s right to receive rent. This will prevent any issues arising. At Saracens, we will advise you fully and draw up a suitable agreement for you. Call us now if you wish to discuss the next steps.

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