Buying and selling your property

Moving home is one of life's most stressful challenges and with three quarters of homes owner occupied, most of us will be buyers at some time in our lives. A calm, focused solicitor can make a lot of difference, keeping the process smooth and under control. We are impartial throughout the process, offering clear advice from the start, through all the legal and technical details, until completion and beyond if necessary.

Whether you are buying or selling, CMG Cunningham Dickey Solicitors will ensure you are aware of everything pertinent to the sale and will carefully monitor the transaction throughout.

Legal experts in buying & selling homes

If you are buying a property, it is our duty to make sure everything is ready for your moving date. At CMG Cunningham Dickey Solicitors we will go to great lengths to fulfil this duty. We will carefully manage the transaction from the start, beginning with the best advice on which type of survey you require before you make an offer. We will make sure that any financial enquiries you have will be properly answered, such as the amount you put down as a deposit, any specific mortgage conditions, or stamp duty which will affect the cost of buying and keeping your home.

If you are selling, we will keep that all important contact with the buyer's solicitor and draw up the necessary property forms and fixtures and fittings lists that will smooth the sale. We can advise on any estate agent's fees and check any agreements they have asked you to sign. We will be on hand to finalise the deal, provide the Deeds for signing and will remain involved until everything is settled.

Why legal advice helps when buying and selling homes

There are usually 8 to 10 weeks between the acceptance of an offer and the completion of a deal. However, the property chain can often create delays over which nobody really has much control. At such times, legal representation plays a vital part in keeping you aware of the changes and of the parts other people, for example solicitors, surveyors,your lender and estate agents are playing.

Even when deals progress smoothly, we will remain instrumental at each legal stage from pre-contract research and valuations to post-completion and transfer of deeds.

Whether you are buying or selling, contact us for a straightforward, expert view on how we can transfer the legal stresses of the deal from your shoulders to ours.

Belfast address

18 May Street
County Antrim
Northern Ireland
t: 028 9023 4606
f: 028 9032 6578

Bangor address

3 Market Street
County Down
Northern Ireland
BT20 4SP
t: 028 9145 7911
f: 028 9145 0679


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