Selling a property

Selling a property

We offer a free, no obligation residential conveyancing quote for selling a property. Complete our conveyancing quote form on the right of this page or at the bottom of our Contact page.

Selling a property?  This guide will focus on what you need to think about when selling a property.

Marketing your property

In most circumstances you will be required to obtain an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) before your property is placed on the market. If you are unsure if an EPC is required please talk to your lawyer.

In any event you may find it useful to speak to your lawyer early on in the marketing process. You can discuss any concerns or queries you might have and they can talk you through the selling process.

We also find that some sellers and/or estate agents find it useful to raise queries with their lawyer during the marketing process and we are happy to assist.

Accepting an offer

Once an offer has been accepted your estate agent will send us a memorandum of sale. This will show the agreed price and also confirm the details of the lawyers who are acting for your buyers so that we can make contact with them.


We would encourage you to discuss timescales and any other requirements with your lawyer and your estate agent. We find early communication is beneficial to all parties involved. If you are also buying a property you can discuss with your lawyer whether you wish them to progress your sale or whether you would like them to wait until you have found a suitable property.

Your lawyer

Your lawyer will prepare the sale Contract and send this, together with the deeds and initial documents, to the buyer’s lawyer.

Your lawyer will then deal with any queries the buyer’s lawyer may wish to raise on the documentation supplied. This may involve taking your instructions on the enquiries raised if your lawyer is unable to answer the queries based on the information you have already supplied.

Coffin Mew offer a free, no obligation conveyancing quote. Complete our conveyancing quote form at the top of this page and a member of our team will be in touch to provide a detailed quote.

At Coffin Mew you will be supplied with your lawyer’s direct telephone number and direct email address to enable you to contact them with any queries you might have at any stage of the process.

Initial documents

When selling a property you are required to complete a number of forms, the most common being the Property Information Form, Fittings and Contents Form and – if you are selling a leasehold property (commonly a flat) – a Leasehold Information Form. These forms will be sent to the buyer’s lawyers early on in the process. Your lawyer can discuss any queries you might have when completing these forms.

Exchange and completion

When all queries have been answered and a completion date has been agreed your lawyer will exchange contracts. At this point, all parties are committed to the sale. Your lawyer will liaise with your estate agent on completion and when the funds have been received they will instruct the estate agents to release the keys to the buyer.

If you would like further information please contact us on 023 9238 8021 or fill in the enquiry form. Alternatively use our conveyancing quote form at the top of this page for a no obligation conveyancing quote.

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