Buying or selling your home in Guernsey
Buying or selling your home is a time of great excitement but there are a few hurdles that need to be jumped before the keys can be handed over. In this brief guide, we talk you through the steps you need to take.
The offer has been accepted so what happens now?
The Conditions of Sale is prepared by the seller or the seller’s agent. A lawyer or conveyancer is then instructed to undertake the legal aspects of the sale.
Why do I need a lawyer or conveyancer?
Buying or selling a home is a complex transaction that requires specialist expertise at key stages in the process. These include:
- Carrying out historical title checks on the property
- Checking the boundaries, services etc
- Drafting the title document (Conveyance)
- Liaising with the other parties legal advisers and the lending bank, where a mortgage is involved
- Accompanying the buyer/seller to the court on the Completion Date.
What are Conditions of Sale?
The legally-binding contract between seller and buyer.
What is the conveyance?
The Title document that transfers ownership of the property from buyer to seller.
Which lawyer or conveyancer should I use?
That decision is totally down to you. Home buyers and sellers who choose Carey Olsen are looked after by an experienced and friendly team with un-matched expertise in Guernsey property law. We are known for our technical expertise and thoroughness, ensuring that everything goes as smoothly as possible and there are no surprises at the eleventh hour.
What else can Carey Olsen help with?
We can advise on the legal aspects of all property and development matters including sales and purchases, leases, building contracts and option agreements. We also have specialist expertise in planning, housing licensing, relocation and regulatory advice.
Who do I talk to?
For more information, please contact a member of the team.
For more information, call us on 727272 or visit www.careyolsen.com