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Buying a HomeBuying A Home

  • Step 1: First contact
  • Step 2: Approving the title
  • Step 3: Preparing for exchange
  • Step 4: Completion

First contact

The moment we receive your instructions to act we will write to you introduce you to our firm, the legal assistant personally dealing with your purchase and to confirm our costs and the likely disbursements. We will also request various details and documents including some personal identification, details of how you are planning to pay for the property, to find out if you require a mortgage and whether you have any special requirements (eg. a preferred moving date). We will also make contact with the seller's Solicitor to request the draft contract documentation.

Approving the title

As soon as we receive the draft contract documentation from the seller's Solicitor we will approve the title on your behalf and on behalf of any lender.  This  process will involve our dedicated legal assistant considering the documentation supplied by the seller's Solicitor, approving the contract and raising any additional enquiries necessary to approve the title. We will also carry out searches against the property including, for example, Local Authority, Drainage, and Environmental searches.

We will be pleased to help you in any property matters.
Please email property@oxcow.co.uk or call us on 01709 510999