Residential Sales and Purchases

Residential Sales

All properties in England and Wales must have a Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). We will request all Title Deeds and documents from our client. If there is a mortgage against the property sometimes the mortgage company will hold the Title Deeds or the Solicitors who acted for you on previous your purchase. Once we have all the necessary Deeds we will prepare the Contract. We will also send you a number of questionnaires relating to the property, which will outline what items are being left in the property. The questionnaires will cover important issues such as building works undertaken at the property and services attached to the property. This gives the purchaser comprehensive details as to the property they are purchasing. Once we have all this information we will send the contractual documentation, together with the questionnaires to the purchaser’s Solicitors. Once the purchaser’s Solicitors are satisfied with all the documentation they have been provided with we will then progress to exchange of Contracts and agree a completion date. We will then prepare a Completion Statement setting out the financial details of the transaction.  Upon completion we will provide you with any funds due.

Residential Purchases

When purchasing a property we will contact the seller’s Solicitors in order to obtain from them the contractual documentation. This will include the Contracts, Title Deeds and documents relating to the property, questionnaires the seller has completed together with the Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). If we are not satisfied with the information provided we will raise further enquires with the seller’s Solicitors.  We will carry out searches against the property you are purchasing, which may  reveal any potential problems. Once we have your mortgage offer we will be in a position to progress the transaction towards exchange of Contracts. At this point we will arrange  for you to sign all the necessary documentation and request a deposit from you. Once exchange of Contracts has taken place we will request the mortgage funds in time for completion. Unfortunately, we are not able to advise you as to the exact time completion can take place, especially when we are reliant on funds being received from your mortgage company or in the case of a sale and purchase taking place on the same day receiving funds from a related sale. We take care when there is a simultaneous sale and purchase taking place and we will coordinate both the sale and purchase to exchange and complete on the same day.

Buying and Selling At Auction

We are happy to act on any sale or purchase at auction and advise you as to the advantages, disadvantages and pitfalls. Please contact us if you wish to discuss this matter further. It is advisable before going to the auction to obtain a copy of the Contract from the selling agents and provide us with a copy for us to advise you. Remember once you have paid the deposit at the auction you are bound to buy the property, subject to whatever conditions the seller may have imposed.

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What Clients Say

Many thanks to Mr Edward Abenson and his colleagues. I value the speed of exchange and completion.


I can’t begin to tell you just how impressed both my wife and I were with your practice.  Dan was exemplary and is a wonderful asset. Well done.


Edward provided excellent service throughout.


Janice was amazing. It was a difficult sale and very difficult circumstances. She was friendly and approachable, with humour quashing the stuffy solicitor stereotyping.


Service was excellent. I would highly recommend you.


Janice was fantastic, very knowledgeable and professional.


Dan has been brilliant in dealing with this matter. Cannot recommend him highly enough.


I felt so reassured with Barbara after awful service selling my house with another company. I was so glad I chose her to complete my purchase of an unusual property which she is navigated quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend Abensons.


Excellent service from start to end as always. Abensons always provide a professional speedy process and I will always use them due to past experience. We thank you all at Abensons for helping us through our purchase and the service you provide.


Han was very supportive, she has a very friendly approachable manner and was always informative and professional. Many Thanks.


Great service-very happy. Jan was amazing. Thank you!


Barbara was excellent to deal with. Very efficient.


Thank you very much for your service in selling my house and in purchasing my new apartment.  I am pleased it has now reached a satisfactory conclusion.


Once again, I am very happy with the service I have received in handling the sale of a house. All staff I have spoken with have been very professional. I would highly recommend Abensons Solicitors and most definitely use them again myself. Thank you.


Barbara has now dealt twice on our behalf with two house sales and I would highly recommend her. She has kept us fully informed throughout the process.


We have used Abensons for a couple of legal issues over the past 45 years. Always an amazing service with top quality advice, service and outcomes. A great team of good honest professionals.


A very efficient service coping well with all sorts of problems. Thank you very much.


Very pleasant staff, could not have been more helpful.


Mr Edward Abenson is extremely helpful and I would use your firm again and recommend to others based on my very positive experience.


Outstanding service, friendliness of staff and understanding. First class service. Thank you very much for helping us through the process of buying our first house. Barbara was great and made the process clear and easy. Thanks again.


From the initial contact to discuss my options to the conclusion of the matter, the professional service and support was excellent. The approachability and friendly feedback and communication couldn’t have been better from my solicitor. I would recommend Jason to anyone who needs legal representation.


Excellent solicitor, great level of sense and empathy.


Myself and my husband have dealt with Abensons before and would recommend you for good and speedy service. Thank you.


Excellent service from Han from start to finish. Definitely recommend Abensons in the future.


Excellent service as always.


Barbara’s smooth professionalism made the whole buying process easy and stress free. Thank you.


Thanks for your help and your meticulous work-much appreciated.


I am so happy with the services received. The process was clearly explained in the documentation sent to me at the beginning and the materials were clear and well organised. I completed successfully on time.


I highly recommend you and wish I had chosen Abensons for my original conveyancing transactions. I will use you in the future.


Dan has fantastic interpersonal skills and is extremely professional and knowledgeable. I had 100% confidence in him and I never needed to chase him for updates.


Barbara was tenacious, helpful and a real pleasure to work with in the project. We would definitely look to partner with your firm again.


As I have said before, Jan is an asset to your firm. It is her attitude and aptitude that keeps me returning to you for business.


I have dealt with two lawyers in relation to my mum’s estate. Both are courteous, professional and very helpful and supportive in what sometimes has been a frustrating process. They have both worked hard for me and I appreciate what they have done. Thank you.


Stephen’s service from the service in which he responds to us and other parties we are dealing with, to his expert knowledge, continues to be outstanding-we are grateful to have him on board.


Many thanks for an excellent service. Barbara was very prompt in dealing with queries and very supportive throughout the process.


Much appreciated for all your hard work carried out on this purchase.


Very happy, as always.


Barbara has been fantastic- friendly approachable and professional-highly recommend.


I found Jan to be a pleasure to deal with. She is clearly extremely knowledgeable and professional and really goes the extra mile to protect my interests and look after their clients. A massive thank you.


You are a credit to your company for dealing with our case so effectively, even with the other party acting so unprofessionally.


I found Jason and the whole team fantastic and supportive at all times. He made a difficult time of my life a lot less stressful by dealing with everything.


Thank you for your sensitivity when dealing with my dad’s house sale. Everyone I spoke with at the firm was very kind and helpful.


You replied to all my calls, messages and emails very promptly-much appreciated.


You have been an excellent conveyancer-professional, reliable and outstanding service.


I would like to thank you for making the buying process easy and for assisting with all my questions.


Thank you for an excellent service in all respects. I very much appreciated the good old fashioned service which Abensons provide.


House sale and purchase were completed exactly as planned and without any fuss.


Thank you, as always, for your professional, efficient and effective service.


I cannot praise or thank you enough for your work on my conveyancing.  Professional, trustworthy, prompt and straight talking – couldn’t have asked for more.  Without hesitation I would recommend you to anyone


very happy with the most professional service.  I was very impressed with the way you worked effectively to complete the work.  I was very grateful that you worked weekends to assist me.  I would use your services again in the future and would happily recommend you to others.  Many thanks.


I would just like to add a huge thank you.  You have been fantastic


My wife and I found you a first class solicitor, being both friendly and down to earth whilst being most professional and delivering a service to our utmost satisfaction


Many thanks to the whole team for an excellent service


We were extremely impressed with your efficiency and professionalism.  As first time buyers the whole process was very new and stressful.  You were fantastic supporting and guiding us through the house purchase.  Thank you so much.


Many thanks.  You were so helpful.  You made everything so easy.

I would like to express my gratitude for the manner in which you helped us through a very difficult time we went through in purchasing our house.  I really could not have received more friendly and charming service than I did, not forgetting all the staff who took my many phone calls in a friendly, courteous manner.  I would highly recommend your firm to anyone.  Once again many thanks for your superb customer service.


I was impressed with the way you dealt with the purchase and sale.

I would like to thank you for all the work you carried out on my behalf


I cannot praise highly enough the excellent service I received from you.  You kept me up to date at regular intervals all through what was at times a very stressful purchase period.


thank you for all you did for me.


You were such a dream to deal with and explained everything very honestly during our long protracted purchase and sale.  We as a family wouldn’t hesitate to use Abensons again purely due to you.


Would certainly recommend Abensons to colleagues, friends and family – extremely efficient.


We received an excellent service from Abensons when buying our home – thank you very much.


Glad I took my son’s advice to use your firm for my purchase.  Thanks for your help, it was very much appreciated.  All good wishes to you and your very pleasant and helpful staff.


You were brilliant in completion of our house purchase.  You dealt with it quickly and helped sort everything out for us.  You were excellent.  Thank you.


Very pleased with the service provided and will recommend you in the future.


I would just like to thank you for your advice and guidance in bringing my claim to a satisfactory conclusion.  I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to family and friends.


I would like to thank you for all you have done for me.  I would definitely recommend Abensons to a friend.


Excellent and efficient service.  Many thanks.


A good friendly service with honesty and respect.  Well done.


I have bought and sold many houses over many years and I have never dealt with a solicitor who was so quick and efficient in dealing with a house sale, who was extremely approachable and spoke and wrote to us in terms that were easily understood by a lay person and with the minimum amount of full.  Excellent service.  Thank you


I was treated very nicely and with respect and dignity and I would like to thank you very much


I would just like to thank all concerned in this matter for your swift attention to all my concerns


I am very satisfied with the service I received from Abensons.  You were very helpful and kept me informed throughout my case


I would like to commend your considerate manner and clarity when dealing with me


I have always found my dealing with Abensons to be excellent. I will always use Abensons for all my legal business


Very happy with the service provided by you and your colleagues.  I have highly recommended you on numerous occasions.  Thank you


A really excellent service, would not hesitate to use you again and recommend you to friends and family.  Thank you for your excellent service


Both solicitors were extremely helpful and available on the telephone to answer questions and were always friendly and efficient.  I would not hesitate to recommend both solicitors to friends


A friendly service throughout which took my feelings into consideration when dealing with such a delicate situation.  I would certainly recommend this firm of solicitors to anyone and thank them for their services


thanks for making our move as stress free as possible


Excellent supportive service, would highly recommend.  Thank you


29 years and still no complaints – excellent professional service – I will be back


You were both very efficient, approachable and professional. We are very grateful to you both and all concerned


A truly outstanding service which exceeded my expectations.  I have used the service twice in the last 6 months for property and personal injury and will continue to do so.  Many thanks


May I take this opportunity to say what an excellent service Abensons provided and the outcome of the case was more than expected


Very pleased with the way our case was dealt with and would certainly contact your firm should we need your services again


Very happy with everything regarding our house sale which was completed quickly and efficiently.  Thank you


Both you and your secretary are excellent and are a credit to your firm


You were exactly as I expected – always available and helpful – would certainly use you again


I would like to thank you for taking this case on for me as I was very scared as this was my employer who I have worked for for 19 years.  Thank you


Any future need that I have for solicitors for whatever reason I will most certainly be using Abensons.  Many thanks for your courtesy and competence


Thank you very much for all your help with my PI claim.  I am delighted with the speedy, professional and polite way you have dealt with me.  You have been so pleasant to deal with and made me feel like nothing was too much trouble.  Whilst I appreciate you have many cases you made me feel like I was valued and I would have no hesitation in recommending you and your firm.


This is the third time I have used Abensons having been recommended to the firm by a personal friend.


Thank you very much for all your help throughout my divorce.


Just to say many thanks for your support, help and most of all your professionalism


Just to say a very big thank you for all your help in sorting things out.  It was much appreciated and also for dealing with it so quickly.


Thank you for all your help in helping us get our new house.  You have been amazing, thanks again.


We just wanted to say a big thank you for all your help, time and patience.  We really appreciate it.


I would like to thank you for your great work.  I really appreciate it.  You made it look so easy.


Just to say thanks for being kind and understanding and your help while dealing with my partner’s affairs.  Many thanks


Thank you for everything.  I have been very pleased with all you have done and we are very grateful.


Very many thanks for all your help


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