Property Sellers Guide

Moving home is often a stressful and nerve-wracking time for people. More often than not it is because buyers and sellers do not know what the procedure involves and are kept in the dark by their solicitors.

Here at Newmans. we believe that transparency and well-informed clients are the key to a successful solicitor-client relationship and so we have created the following step-by-step guide to help you understand and follow the process you and your solicitor will be involved in:-



  1. Instruct your solicitor
  2. Receive a client care letter from your solicitor confirming your instructions and setting out their fees and requesting any paperwork they need from you including proof of ID
  3. Solicitor receives a sales memorandum from the estate agent detailing information (price etc.) about the property
  4. Your solicitor will apply to Land Registry for Official Copies of your registered title and will obtain your title deeds and prepare a draft Contract to send to the buyer’s solicitor along with any relevant paperwork provided by you
  5. Your solicitor will receive “enquiries” from the buyer’s solicitor on matters arising out of the paperwork sent to them and your solicitor will liaise with you in responding to those “enquiries” as thoroughly and accurately as possible
  6. Your solicitor will receive further “enquiries” and will liaise with you until all “enquiries” are satisfactorily answered
  7. Your solicitor will receive the draft contract amended and once this is approved by your solicitor along with the draft Transfer Deed, he/she will report to you with the Contract and Transfer Deed to sign
  8. You will sign the Contract and Transfer Deed if you are happy to proceed and will send these to your buyer’s solicitor who can now exchange Contracts
  9. Exchange of Contracts. The completion date is now set
  10. Your solicitor will send your signed part of the Contract to the buyer’s solicitor and will receive the buyer’s signed part of the Contract along with any deposit agreed between the buyer and seller
  11. If you have a mortgage to redeem your solicitor will apply for and receive a redemption statement stating the exact amount of money you will owe to your lender to pay off your mortgage on the completion date
  12. Completion. Your solicitor will receive the purchase money from the buyer’s solicitor and will authorise the estate agent to release the keys to your property
  13. If you have a mortgage, your solicitor will send the redemption monies to your lender to pay off your mortgage and will send any surplus money held on your behalf in the client account back to you
  14. Your solicitor will send the signed Transfer Deed plus all other title deeds to your buyer’s solicitor
  15. The sale process is now complete.

Residential Guides

Click on the links below to access our property guides.

Property Buyers Guide
Property Sellers Guide

Thank you so much for all your help with our move. We have already recommended you to my brother and his wife.

James and Emma

Thank you so much for everything you have done for us and for all the patience and understanding you have shown throughout. We will be popping in tomorrow with a little present for you and the team.

Theresa & Michael

Thank you so much for taking such good care of us while purchasing our new home and for guiding us so professionally through the minefield of home-buying. We really appreciate the excellent service we have received.

Mary & Robin

Just wanted to say that, having used several firms of solicitors over the last 36 years, it was sheer luck that I stumbled across your firm. Your and your staff’s friendly yet professional demeanour has been so refreshing. I will be bringing all my work to you from now on!


Our saviour and pit-bull terrier. You are one gutsy lady. Thank you for all your support and kindness.

Penny & Jim

Thank you for such an excellent service. You were all so professional and friendly and completely removed all the stress from my transaction. You were all so easy to speak to and always at hand to explain my matter through and keeping me updated. Thanks again to the team.


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Mayfair, Marylebone, Fitzrovia, Holborn, Covent Garden, St James’s, Westminster, Pimlico, Victoria, Soho, Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Bond Street, Marble Arch, Paddington, Euston, St John’s Wood, Notting Hill, Bayswater, Camden, Hampstead, Angel, Islington, Isle of Dogs, Canary Wharf, Clapham, Clapham Junction, Clapham Common, Balham, Kennington, Barbican, Kings Cross, Maida Vale, Knightsbridge, Chelsea, Chelsea Harbour, Kensington, South Kensington, West Kensington, Fulham, Fulham Broadway, Green Park, Southwark, Belgravia, Bloomsbury, Finsbury, Pentonville, Oxford Circus, Piccadilly Circus, Barbican, St Pauls, Gray;s Inn, Lincoln’s Inn, Temple, Battersea, Battersea Park, Nine Elms, Holland Park, Earl’s Court, West Brompton, Parsons Green, Putney, Hammersmith, Waterloo, Vauxhall, Wandsworth, South Lambeth, Southfields, Earlsfield, Wimbledon, South Wimbledon, Roehampton, Barnes, Richmond, Sheen