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When it comes to property conveyancing, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional service standards. Read what our clients say about their experience:
Buy and Sell with Brevis
Start moving in minutes
- Fill in our short form and we’ll send you an instant quote. Our fees are completely transparent and never include any hidden charges.
- Ready to get started? Tell us more about you and your home and we’ll begin work on your buying or selling journey straight away.
- Your personalised online dashboard is now live and ready to access. View all the information you need in real time, and keep informed at every step of your home move.
Instant updates via your online dashboard
Your personalised online dashboard, available 24/7, is at the heart of our efficient and transparent service. You can track your home move progress, view and sign important files, and contact your account manager directly. We’ll notify you whenever we need you to check your dashboard and complete a task.
Meet your account manager
We match you with a dedicated account manager to work with throughout your home buying and selling journey. Supported by experienced property solicitors, our account managers are always on hand to take the stress out of conveyancing by offering you a supportive, friendly service.
Buying a home can feel overwhelming. Brevis makes the process clear and guides you every step of the way.
- Work out how much you can afford and how much you will need for a deposit.
- Apply for a mortgage in principal from your chosen lender, which confirms they are willing to lend you an agreed amount for a property..
- Start to view properties in person and get to know the best areas for you to live.
- Find ‘the one’ and make an offer to the estate agent. Mentioning you’re a first time buyer if you are one could be an advantage.
- Offer accepted! Apply for a mortgage from your lender and find a solicitor or conveyancer to help you with the legal process.
- Get a survey. Most surveyors provide 3 levels of survey – a condition report, a HomeBuyers report and a building survey. Choose the right one for you.
- Your conveyancer will arrange searches, which can include local authority, environmental and water searches, to help avoid any potential issues.
- Swap your contracts with the home seller (exchange), transfer money and collect your keys (complete) – Congratulations! You’ve bought your new home!
It is not uncommon for property transactions to take 10-12 weeks, but delays can occur. We believe in transparency, meaning that our account managers will keep you informed throughout your house selling process.
- Get a rough idea of how much your property is worth. Don’t forget when calculating your costs to check with your lender if there are any fees for early repayment costs payable on your existing mortgage. You may also need to confirm if it can be moved to your new home.
- Choose an estate agent to sell your property and agree on fees.
- Ensure you have standardised documents for your property, including an energy performance certificate (EPC).
- Decide on how much to sell your property for.
- Start getting your home ready for sale. The more ‘staged’ it looks, the more likely you are to sell.
- Get a conveyancer to handle the legal side of selling your property. It’s best to decide on the conveyancing firm before you agree on the sale – you just can’t formally work with them until an offer is agreed.
- Fill out property questionnaires provided by your conveyancer. This will help ensure everything is clear to both parties during the sale.
- Your conveyancers will now work on your behalf to get everything ready for exchanging contracts with your buyers. The next and final stage is then completion – when you’ve fully sold your property and can hand over the keys!
Owning a freehold property means that you own the whole of that property, including the land it’s associated with and rights that come with it, such as parking access. You own these rights for an unlimited amount of time. You’re free to do what you want with your home (subject to planning regulations).
On the other hand, a leasehold property means that you only own the property itself, not the land it’s built on. This is owned by the landlord. Leasehold also means that you only own the house for a certain amount of time, such as 99 years, and there will likely be restrictions as to what you can do.
The conveyancing process usually starts when you’ve made an offer on a house when buying, or accepted an offer on your home when selling. But you can actually choose your conveyancer before this. This helps ensure the initial paperwork is underway as soon as possible, and means you can hit the ground running when offers are accepted. Typically, conveyancing takes 12-16 weeks, but there can be delays. Our aim is to speed the process up wherever we can, so you can get moving quickly. If, for any reason, issues do arise during your sale or purchase, we’ll keep you updated every step of the way, so you stay informed and we work to make your move as stress-free possible.
The Brevis Way
Bringing together SRA-regulated solicitors, intuitive technology and outstanding customer service, Brevis is an easy and effective way to buy or sell your home. And our expert solicitors can help with your Transfer of Equity and remortgaging too.