Guide to Buying a Property

The Government has recently published a comprehensive guide to buying your home, and it contains lots of useful information whether you’re a first-time buyer, downsizing post-retirement, or somewhere in between.

You can download the guide by clicking here.

There are sections which deal with, for example, 

  • applying for a mortgage,
  • buying a new build property,
  • leasehold properties,
  • surveys,
  • fraud and
  • choosing your legal representative.

Finding the right solicitor to help you buy your home

In this post, we look at the advice around appointing your solicitor.

The guide recommends buyers seek a number of quotes before making a decision about who to instruct. It also recommends any buyer looks at online reviews, and to ask if you will be assigned a named legal representative with whom you will have direct contact.

This is all very good advice.

Cunningtons - the perfect solicitors for your property purchase

In line with our regulator's requirements, at Cunningtons we publish our conveyancing fees for standard transactions on our website, but customers can also contact us directly on a free phone number to speak to one of our members of staff to talk through their requirements and get a bespoke quotation.

Our staff will ask all the right questions, and provide comprehensive details of not only our conveyancing fees but also the kinds of disbursements - or payments - you will incur in the conveyancing process.

Do you have genuine good reviews?

You can also see our excellent customer satisfaction ratings on Trust Pilot and on our Google branch pages. For example our Brighton office currently has 45 5-star Google reviews at the time of writing. These are not reviews we can influence, they are all left by genuine clients who have had a great service from one of our experienced conveyancers.

Will I get the right level of service?

Don’t forget to ask when getting your quote from us whether you will be allocated a named conveyancer with whom you will have direct contact! The answer will, of course, be yes, we always provide the name, direct email and telephone number for your conveyancer who will deal with your enquiries in a timely manner.

There are no infuriating call centres with unqualified operatives reading off a screen here!

We also provide access to our online portal which allows you to track progress and will email you when key milestones have been reached in your transaction, so you will always know what is happening.

So what are you waiting for?! Contact Cunningtons Solicitors for a quote and let us get you moving!

Our Locations

Braintree - 01376 326868

Cunningtons LLP in Great Square and Tofts Walk in Braintree, Essex, is the head office for Cunningtons Solicitors across the UK. Established in 1748, the Braintree head office in Great Square is still in its original offices. This amounts to almost 300 years of Experience and Tradition.

The Senior Partner at Cunningtons’ Braintree office is David Drake. Paul Fenton is the Joint Managing Partner. He, along with Johanna Withams are the residential conveyancing partners at the Braintree practice. They are supported by qualified Solicitors and Licenced Conveyancers.

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