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    • Soffee_ox
    • By Soffee_ox 16th Apr 19, 8:18 AM
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    Conveyancing process time ?
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:18 AM
    Conveyancing process time ? 16th Apr 19 at 8:18 AM
    Hello we have just accepted an offer on our house 10 days ago just wondering on average how long the conveyancing process is ? And a rough timescale until exchange of contracts we are ready to move out !
    Thanks
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    • firsttimeworrywart
    • By firsttimeworrywart 16th Apr 19, 8:33 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:33 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:33 AM
    Hi Soffee,

    I'll post the usual reply 'how long is a piece of string?'

    It all depends upon whether there is a chain, any issues that need to be addressed, if cash buyer or with a lender etc

    The 'average' process can take anything from 6 weeks - 15 weeks or even up to 8 months.. you can never really tell.

    Hope it goes smoothly for you.
    • middleclassbutpoor
    • By middleclassbutpoor 16th Apr 19, 8:41 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:41 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 8:41 AM
    Leasehold v freehold can impact timelines

    Searches and covenants are other things that can impact the process

    How long is a piece of string is the only answer that can be given
    • Soffee_ox
    • By Soffee_ox 16th Apr 19, 9:17 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:17 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:17 AM
    Thanks for your replies it’s freehold there is no chain as the buyer has nothing to sell ���� Hoping it isn’t too long.
    • Surrey_EA
    • By Surrey_EA 16th Apr 19, 9:48 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:48 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:48 AM
    The 'average' property transaction takes around 10 - 12 weeks.

    Yours may be quicker, or it may be slower.
    • pattypan4
    • By pattypan4 16th Apr 19, 9:52 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:52 AM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 9:52 AM
    12 weeks for my sale, 36 weeks for my buy. Get all the paperwork ready, everything going back to the year dot. I had 40+ questions and certificates were required for everything, even from 6 years before I moved in. Very stressful process
    • septemberbaby
    • By septemberbaby 16th Apr 19, 12:38 PM
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    • #7
    • 16th Apr 19, 12:38 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:38 PM
    Hello we have just accepted an offer on our house 10 days ago just wondering on average how long the conveyancing process is ? And a rough timescale until exchange of contracts we are ready to move out !
    Thanks
    Originally posted by Soffee_ox
    Its so annoying isnt it...

    It really is the unknown.

    Im so desperate for people to even guess to just give me an idea
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 16th Apr 19, 12:45 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:45 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:45 PM
    Similar current thread. You're not alone lol.


    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5990925
    2019 wins: Bottle of Prosecco; Popcorn Shed popcorn...
    • s_glover
    • By s_glover 16th Apr 19, 12:50 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:50 PM
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    • 16th Apr 19, 12:50 PM
    Its so annoying isnt it...

    It really is the unknown.

    I'm so desperate for people to even guess to just give me an idea
    Originally posted by septemberbaby
    What's the use in asking people to guess. All anyone can ever do is give you a typical time scale (8-12 weeks). Some conveyancing processes are quicker if everything is very straightforward, some a lot longer. Until you are on that journey there's no way of knowing.
    • chunkytfg
    • By chunkytfg 16th Apr 19, 1:56 PM
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    Thanks for your replies itís freehold there is no chain as the buyer has nothing to sell ���� Hoping it isnít too long.
    Originally posted by Soffee_ox
    We are currently 23 weeks into a supposedly simple probate sale
    Those who risk nothing, Do nothing, achieve nothing, become nothing
    MFW #63 £0/£500
    • Soffee_ox
    • By Soffee_ox 16th Apr 19, 3:48 PM
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    Ahhh no hopefully things complete for you soon. This is our first time selling so all new.
    • Yellow_mango
    • By Yellow_mango 16th Apr 19, 3:50 PM
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    Try this thread. Somewhere to vent and share frustrations, and lots of stories to give you an idea of the process.

    https://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5685963
    • babyblade41
    • By babyblade41 16th Apr 19, 3:59 PM
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    Empty property , no chain, no finance. 13 weeks
    • babyblade41
    • By babyblade41 16th Apr 19, 4:00 PM
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    I have bought and sold many times and each time I accept an offer I still google time frames for exchange... really stupid, but totally normal...Hope all goes well
    • Brexit Fan
    • By Brexit Fan 16th Apr 19, 4:06 PM
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    About 5 to 6 weeks IF both solicitors are on the ball and it's a simple transaction, i.e. cash buyer, no chain, freehold property etc.
    Climate change is natural. It always has occurred. It always will. Beware of the Green lunatics who want to waste YOUR money and mine.
    • ognum
    • By ognum 16th Apr 19, 5:51 PM
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    I have boughtand sold a lot of houses. People always say we can do it quickly, it never happens. 10-12 weeks is about right.

    I have just exchanged in a complicated chain we managed to get to exchange after much hard work in 16 weeks. You do need to keep on top of your solicitor and your seller/buyer via the EA or if possible with direct communication with them.

    Don’t let your eye off the ball.
    • Slithery
    • By Slithery 16th Apr 19, 6:27 PM
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    Anywhere from 2 weeks to 2 years.

    Or never.
    • septemberbaby
    • By septemberbaby 16th Apr 19, 8:24 PM
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    Offer - exchange
    When people have replied on this saying

    anything from 6 - 12 weeks from offer to exchange.

    what do you mean by offer

    Offer of Mortgage

    Offer accepted on house sale??
    • hazyjo
    • By hazyjo 17th Apr 19, 11:12 AM
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    When people have replied on this saying

    anything from 6 - 12 weeks from offer to exchange.

    what do you mean by offer

    Offer of Mortgage

    Offer accepted on house sale??
    Originally posted by septemberbaby
    From when the offer was accepted on the property (presuming the chain is complete - if not, wait until complete then take it as 12 weeks from then).
    2019 wins: Bottle of Prosecco; Popcorn Shed popcorn...
    • martin1959
    • By martin1959 17th Apr 19, 9:29 PM
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    We sold 3 weeks ago, no chain, sold to FTB’s. Survey done today, contracts sent to buyers solicitors, and buyer solicitors applied for searches a week ago.

    We have asked to exchange by 10th May. As an incentive, we have offered buyers £2k off PP if we exchange by this date.
    20 plus years as a mortgage adviser for Halifax (have now retired), and I have pretty much seen it all....
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