Buying a House
Buying a House
At Rotheras our conveyancing team have a wealth of experience supporting clients with property purchases and are well-placed to help you with your move, ensuring the process goes smoothly whilst reducing the hassle.
Whether you’re just getting on to the property market or you’re fairly familiar with the process, buying a new home is exciting but can also be a daunting and stressful time. Not only are you making one of the largest financial investments of your life, but there are various stages and legal requirements to follow to ensure things run smoothly.
Why use Rotheras when Buying a House?
We are upfront and transparent about our costs from the start and will provide you with a full breakdown of all the costs involved, including disbursements from third parties such as stamp duty and search fees.
Once you have instructed our conveyancing team you will be assigned a dedicated team member and provided with their direct phone number and email address. This individual will deal with your case through to completion, ensuring that you are made aware of any updates throughout the process.
We are flexible about how we work with you-whether you prefer face to face meetings or prefer communication by phone, email or video call.
We will ensure that your case is dealt with by a fully qualified and experienced member of our team who will make sure the necessary paperwork and funds are in place to avoid any delays.
We also specialise in buy to let and purchasing new build properties.
The House Buying process with Rotheras:
- Instructions-When you instruct us a case manager will be assigned to look after your transaction and you will be provided with their direct contact details; at this stage we will take your instructions, request initial paperwork to be completed by you and check your finances are in place to fund the purchase.
- Advice on property surveys– We will advise you on the types of survey available.
- Contracts and title documentation– Upon receipt of the contract pack we will raise enquiries and provide you with an initial report so that you can raise any further enquiries you may have.
- Mortgage offer– This is checked and we provide you with a report on the terms of the offer and advise you of your obligations with your lender.
- Property searches– We will advise you on which searches are appropriate to your transaction and provide a report on each individual search together with advice on any further searches which may be relevant.
- Exchanging contracts-Once every party in the chain has signed their part of the contract and is ready to proceed, we can agree a completion date. At this point, we will request your deposit (if applicable) from you. Once contracts are exchanged, the completion date is legally binding on all parties. We will carry out final searches, request your mortgage funds together with any further funds required from you.
- Completion-This is your moving day. Once funds have been transferred and received, we will call you to confirm that you can collect the keys to the property.
- Following completion – we will pay stamp duty, deal with Land Registry requirements and provide you with copy of the title in your name once completed.
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Chambers UK, 2018
Anton Balkitis frequently represents the operators of both goods and passenger vehicles in court proceedings. Clients remark: "He has a commercial understanding of real-life issues and will always provide a balanced view
Chambers UK, 2019
Impressive group with expertise in both matrimonial finance cases and children matters. A strong childcare team handles cases involving physical and emotional abuse, as well as fatalities. Well versed in matters with international aspects, Hague Convention cases, as well as adoption and guardianship issues.
Chambers UK, 2018
Chris Powell at Rotheras was recommended to us by a trusted associate within the Transport Industry; without doubt we wouldn’t have had the excellent outcome we did without his and his team’s involvement. The level of professionalism, expert advice and assistance was faultless; we felt reassured and well informed throughout the whole process. It was a pleasure to do business with him and would highly recommend his services!
Julian Brindley - John Brindley Ltd
The team at Rotheras, and Mr Powell in particular, have provided us with an outstanding service. We are extremely grateful for the help and support they gave us in dealing with issues relating to our transport operations and our goods vehicle operators licence. Mr Powell was professional, knowledgable, efficient and effective. He quickly understood our business and the problem we had. He responded with sensible advice and acted quickly on our behalf to resolve the matter. I cannot thank him enough for his help and I would recommend Mr Powell, and the Rotheras team, without hesitation. I am extremely grateful for the help they gave us.
Richard Hitchcock - Hitchcock & King
I would highly recommend James Briggs, solicitor at Rotheras. He has been extremely helpful, patient and thorough whilst helping me with affairs following the death of my husband. Even during lockdown (covid) he maintained communication and kept me informed of what was happening. He successfully achieved the outcome I needed and I would not hesitate to recommend him.
We are in the middle of launching our own packaging agency and contacted Rotheras for some professional legal advice with regards to contracts. After an initial call with Billy, he made it clear what we needed and asked plenty of questions to understand what it was we needed. He was very responsive to our questions, whether it be over the phone or via emails and made the process really simple. We had little experience in this area so it was fantastic to work with Billy, who explained everything concisely. We were also really pleased with the quick turnaround and great value offered. Would thoroughly recommend working with Rotheras.
Tom Burden, Director of Rightbox Ltd
Billy understood our requirement from the get go and really nailed down on what we needed in our commercial agency agreement. Billy kept us informed every step of the way and showed great professionalism. We would recommend his services to any start-up business who is in need of legal advice and guidance with commercial contracts.
Axl Barber, Sales Director of Rightbox Ltd
I was extremely pleased with the service that Kerry provided in order to sell my mothers house. Good, prompt communication and all questions dealt with or answered as requested. Consequently I would recommend yours services to others.
Anton has substantial experience acting for commercial goods hauliers and other transport operators. He advises on a range of contentious issues including operator licence, maintenance and tachograph matters, with a wealth of experience acting in public inquiries before Traffic Commissioners."Anton is a highly informed and personable lawyer.
Chambers UK, 2020
Chris Powell focuses his practice on road transport issues, regularly representing haulage, transport and logistics companies. He has considerable experience in regulatory matters involving operator licences and compliance failings, as well as more serious criminal investigations relating to fraud.
Chambers UK, 2020
Dear Sally, I can’t thank you enough for today! You took the pressure off me and I felt so looked after and understood everything that was happening. Thank you so much!
Antony Fyson is a Partner at Rotheras Solicitors and offers clients a wealth of expertise in Commercial Property and Conveyancing matters.
Michelle Young is a residential property specialist and heads up the residential property team at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Lucy Pettitt has amassed over 12 years of experience in all aspects of Conveyancing.
Emily Weston is as a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing team and is based primarily at our Beeston office.
Laura Smith is a Licensed Conveyancer in the residential property department at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market Office.
Kerry Brown is a residential property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Jo Goddard has over 20 years experience specialising in all aspects of residential conveyancing and regularly acts for clients on sales, purchases, remortgages and transfers of equity and is part of one of the largest conveyancing teams across the East Midlands.
Kerry Redfern is a residential property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.
Sally is our first point of contact for any new conveyancing enquiries that come in to the department and provides a bespoke quoting service for prospective clients, estate agents and other referrers of work.
Penelope Baird is a Paralegal in Rotheras residential conveyancing department and is based at our Beeston office.
Vicki Ettles is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market office.
Brett James is a Conveyancing and Wills and Probate Paralegal at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market office.
Emily Kevan is a residential property and commercial property paralegal at Rotheras. She is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham city centre.
Sara Lockton is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our West Bridgford office.
Grace Millward is a Paralegal in Rotheras Residential Conveyancing department and is based at the Beeston office.
Hollie Moore is a Senior Paralegal in the Conveyancing department.
Ellie Robinson is a Senior Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our West Bridgford office.
Lauren Kilbride is a Trainee Solicitor within Rotheras’ Conveyancing department and is based at the firm’s Lace Market office.
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