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Selling Property

Our award-winning residential property team can help you with all aspects of selling your house or flat. Whether it’s your home or an investment property, we understand that property is likely to be your most valuable asset and when you decide to sell you want efficient, personal, jargon-free advice that gets the deal done. You also want clarity over about how much it will cost – that’s why we offer expert advice, rooted in knowledge of the local market, and delivered to fixed fee structures. Our team will support you at every stage, communicating regularly and ensuring that you are in the best position to make informed decisions.

Our property sellers’ service

Your property sale will be handled by a senior and experienced conveyancing lawyer with an assigned assistant. That means you’ll have two people you can contact who will be familiar with your file and the progress of your sale.

We know that our clients across Cornwall and Devon appreciate our personal approach. Their feedback has led to us winning a host of customer service awards at the ESTAS Conveyancer Awards.

We are members of both local and national conveyancing bodies including the Conveyancers Association and The Bold Legal Group. These memberships enable us to provide advice and insight that takes full account of the latest developments in property law and the trends and themes that are shaping both local and national markets. This includes being on top of the changing requirements for property sellers – with our help you don’t have to wait for a buyer to be contract ready.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

When you are selling a property, we work with your estate agent, the buyer’s solicitor and other specialists, coordinating the whole process and ensuring everything progresses smoothly and that you know exactly what is happening every step of the way.

There are three key stages to selling a property:

  • Gathering property information – We will provide you with a property questionnaire and fixture/fitting list. This will ensure that any buyer has all the important information about the property. We will also obtain the deeds to your property. We will prepare a contract package for your buyer and handle any enquiries from their solicitor.
  • Progressing the sale – When contracts are due to be exchanged, we will communicate with your buyers’ solicitors to ensure everything is progressing as quickly as possible. We will also deal with any enquiries raised by the property searches.
  • Exchanging and completing – We will manage the exchange of contracts and negotiate a completion date with your buyer. We will ensure the Transfer Deed is signed, transferring the ownership of the property to the buyer.

For more information download our step-by-step guide to selling a property.

How long will it take to sell my property?

The average property purchase takes between six and ten weeks. However, this period will be affected by a number of factors, including how long it takes for your buyer to secure a mortgage offer and the complexity of the transaction. Above all, it depends on the other parties in the chain and how their transactions progress.

Fees for conveyancing

We recognise that you may be nervous about the legal costs of property transactions. That’s why we offer fixed fees for conveyancing, with no hidden costs. With Coodes as your conveyancing solicitors, you’ll have complete certainty – about the process, the progress, and how much it’s going to cost.

Team

Sarah Cowley

Head of Residential Property

Kathryn Shaw

Associate

Laura Noble

Associate

Sophie Jones

Associate

Emma Pearce

Licensed Conveyancer

Hannah Knight

Paralegal

Heidi Start

Solicitor

Lianne Priest

Solicitor

Mary Wright

Chartered Legal Executive

News & Events

Key contact

Sarah Cowley

Head of Residential Property

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We have a very clear pricing structure and ensure that you have a very clear idea of what your move will cost from the outset.

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