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Buying a Freehold Property

Buying a property is often the single most expensive transaction you will ever make.  It is important therefore that you are guided through the process by someone with experience and expertise.  Martin Tolhurst is (according to Land Registry figures) the largest solicitor firm dealing with conveyancing in the South East of England.  In the last three years we have dealt with over 25,000 property transactions.  Whilst that figure is market leading, the most impressive feature is that in over 1,000 client surveys a year we have 90% of our clients confirming that they would use us again or recommend us to a family member or friend.

All of our clients buying a property are allocated an experienced conveyancer who will deal with their matter from start to finish.  We have found that clients prefer having one point of contact throughout the whole transaction.  We understand that purchasing a property seems an expensive time and therefore we will give you a fixed price quotation at the very start of the transaction ensuring that you can budget with confidence.  All of our clients purchasing a property have a unique user name and password allocated so that they can check the progress of their purchase online 24/7 in real time.

Our approach is to involve you and keep you informed throughout the transaction.  We will ask you to specifically confirm any queries or concerns that you have and your preferred timescales.  We will send you copies of searches, plans, Land Registry documents, replies to enquiries and the completed Fixtures and Fittings Form with our reports and guidance as soon as they are available.  We will ensure that any queries that arise during the transaction are dealt with effectively and in a practical way.

Most people buying a property will require a mortgage.  We are on all of the major lender panels for conveyancing and we will therefore act on behalf of your lender and yourself.  

Property transactions may seem complex and there is a lot to do.  We will act in your best interests to ensure that the title and property that you receive are complete and marketable and we will deal with all of the process that surrounds the house purchase including identity checks, bank transfers, dealing with Stamp Duty Land Tax, registering you as the owners of the property and conducting the conveyancing including all searches, title investigations and enquiries.  Our aim is to ensure that the transaction is completed as smoothly and as quickly as possible and to protect your best interests.  All of our conveyancers have direct email and telephone numbers for you to contact them should you have any queries.  

It is the biggest transaction of your life so do not leave it to chance – use Martin Tolhurst Solicitors for an approachable, experienced and practical conveyancing transaction for your smooth move.