Moving Home

Even if this is not the first time you have bought or sold property, the transaction is likely to be one of your most important financial transactions ever. Moving home can also be stressful. It is important to choose the right person to act for you.

BG Solicitors LLP has been in the business of helping clients move house for over 75 years. Our team of conveyancers have a wealth of experience.

We are accredited to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. CQS is external confirmation of the high quality of our service.

Our role as your solicitors is to advise and help with the legal aspects of purchasing and selling property or land. At BG we always look to progress as quickly as possible and are willing to take a practical approach to ease the conveyancing process. We are here to help, and we pride ourselves on client communication. We do not pay referral fees, the work we receive is based on our reputation.

Our areas of expertise include (but are not limited to):

  • Freehold and Leasehold Sales and Purchases
  • Landlord Purchases
  • Tenancy Agreements and Licenses
  • New Build Purchases
  • Help to Buy and Forces Help to Buy
  • Shared Ownership
  • Right to Buy
  • Developer and Builder Plot Sales
  • Transfers on Divorce, Death or Separation
  • Other Transfers, e.g. into single or joint names
  • Deeds of Gift
  • Property Trust Deeds
  • Deeds of Easement, e.g. for rights of way, rights of drainage etc.
  • Buying and Selling Park Homes
  • Lease extension and purchases of Freehold reversions

Buying or selling a house should not be dealt with in isolation, we would always recommend making a will in conjunction with your house move.


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Our Conveyancing Team is supervised by Georgina Gibbon.

The Team has Solicitors with between 6 years and 38 years experience a Legal Executive with 3 years experience, a Licensed Conveyancer with 14 years experience, paralegals with between 3 years and 32 years experience.

Purchase of a Freehold Residential Property

Our fees cover all of the work* required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales.

Fees vary depending on the purchase price of the property, please click on our quote generator to obtain an instant, no obligation quote.

Further, no Stamp Duty or Land Tax fee has been quoted as this depends on the specific purchase price of the property.

You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website or if the property is located in Wales by using the Welsh Revenue Authority’s website Here.

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 4-10 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

Purchase of a leasehold residential property

Please note that if you are purchasing a Leasehold property there often additional disbursements in relation to this, you will see examples of these additional costs detailed below:-

  • Notice of Transfer fee – This fee if chargeable is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30- £200.
  • Notice of Charge fee (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Often the fee is between £30 and £200.
  • Deed of Covenant fee – This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Often it is between £30 and £200.
  • Certificate of Compliance fee – To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease,

These fees vary from property to property and can on occasion be significantly more than the ranges given above. We can give you an accurate figure once we have sight of your specific documents.

* Our fee assumes that:

  • this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  • this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease
  • the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
  • all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Sale of a Freehold Residential Property

Our fees cover all of the work * required to complete the sale of your home, please click on our quote generator to obtain an instant, no obligation quote.

If there is money due back to you following the sale of your property, we will charge £36 including VAT if you require an electronic transfer of the funds to your bank account.

How long will my house sale take?

How long it will take from you accepting an offer until you can move out of your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 4-10 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below are some key stages:

  • Take your instructions and give you initial advice
  • Draft contract documents
  • Obtain documentation if required
  • Answer any enquiries from purchaser’s solicitor
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree on completion date (date from which you no longer own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Complete sale
  • Deal with repayment of a mortgage
  • Send any documentation on to purchaser’s Solicitors

Sale of a leasehold residential property

Please note that if you are Selling a Leasehold property there often additional disbursements in relation to this, these can include an initial fee to any Managing Agent/Company or Freeholder for their usual Pack. These fees can run from around £100-£500

* Our fee assumes that:

  • a) this is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction.
  • b) this is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease.
  • c) the transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise.
  • d) all parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation.
  • e) no indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.

Below is a list of other matters that we deal with and we can either email a quote to you or provide you with a quote over the telephone.

  • re-mortgage (freehold or leasehold)
  • new build
  • first registration of title
  • in purchase cases, whether primary residence, buy to let or second/holiday home
  • multiple owners
  • shared ownership scheme
  • using a help to buy scheme, and whether it is an equity loan or ISA
  • purchase under right to buy
  • purchase at auction
  • property has been repossessed


Quick Contact

Grimsby

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Louth

  • 01507 600 610

Scunthorpe

  • 01724 847 888

Barton

  • 01652 632 215

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