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Sheffield's top-rated conveyancing solicitors Athi Law can help with your next home purchase.

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Conveyancing Process

Buying or selling a house can be a stressful time.

We, at Athi Law Solicitors focus on one to one personal service that only a firm like ours can provide. An experienced Lawyer will assist you throughout the transaction and you can see your Solicitor whenever you need to.

Our Lawyers explain the buying and selling process in detail and advise you about the potential pitfalls so you can avoid them and complete the process with ease.

We also provide you the fee structure of the process so you can budget your finances and be sure that there will be no unexpected additional charges to pay. We deal with re-mortgaging and other property-related issues as well. So, feel free to contact us across all of our branches to discuss your needs.

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At the heart of any property transaction is the contract, which lays out the terms and conditions of the sale which will be agreed upon by both buyer and seller. An experienced conveyancing solicitor is needed to draft such a contract, as well as checking it thoroughly on the buyer’s side. There may also need to be negotiation and compromise on the terms of the contract before an exchange of contracts can take place.

Searches and Checks

If you’re purchasing a property we will conduct certain searches and checks on your behalf. These include Local Authority searches which investigate the property’s boundaries, rights of way, planning constraints or permissions and any disputes. Other searches include environmental, water, drainage and land charges, as well as any other checks you may wish to have carried out.

Exchanging Contracts

When everyone’s happy with the terms of the contract, conveyancing solicitors on both sides will set a date to exchange contracts. On this date, both parties are committed to the transaction.


This is one of the most important dates of any property transaction, when the property purchase is completed. Between the date of exchanging contracts and completing, a solicitor can help with any last financial checks and set the date for completion. On this crucial day, the services of a solicitor are essential as everything needs to happen at exactly the right time. Your conveyancer can handle the transfer of funds to pay the balance of the purchase price and, once the keys have been handed over, register the purchase with the Land Registry on your behalf. They can also arrange for stamp duty (if applicable) to be paid.


A purchase or sale which is not in a chain should take on average 6-8 weeks to complete. This timescale can change, and we will keep you updated throughout your transaction. A sale or purchase in a chain can take longer and on average 12-16 weeks

Fees and Charges

Freehold & Leasehold Sales / Purchases (prices are subject to VAT at 20% as are fixed fees unless otherwise stated)


Minimum Price

Up to £125,000


£125,000.01 to £250,000


£250,000.01 to £350,000


£350,000.01 to £500,000


> £500,000

£1250 +

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