Machins Solicitors LLP
Leading Solicitors in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire & Buckinghamshire
  • Luton: 01582 514000
  • Berkhamsted: 01442 872311
  • Hemel Hempstead: 01442 345047

Buying a Property

Once you have found a house or flat to buy, we can guide you through your dealings with estate agents, other people in the chain, your surveyor and your mortgage lender. We will explain to you the legal rights and obligations which you will be acquiring, and the rights which others might have over the property. If the property is leasehold, we will advise you of your rights and duties with regard to a management company or neighbouring tenants.

We will ensure the right legal questions are asked on your behalf. We will also ask the seller's representatives to answer any questions or concerns you have told us about.

If you are obtaining a mortgage, we will advise you of the effects of the conditions in your mortgage offer. We will also ensure that any specific requirements of your mortgage lender are satisfied.

Before exchanging contracts, we will discuss completion dates with you to ensure that they are convenient. On the day of completion we will ensure that we have the money necessary to purchase the property on your behalf. We will deal with the mortgage, the completion of the purchase and with registration of your title at the Land Registry. Once registration is complete we will forward copies of the title entries to you for your records.