Buying a home

Getting you settled in as quickly as possible


Buying a property is the biggest financial decision most people will ever make. From start to finish, we will be by your side.

Buying a new home is an exciting time, regardless of whether you are a first-time buyer, a landlord, or are moving to a longed-for forever home. But, it can also be stressful. Failing to carry out the proper steps could be a costly mistake and could even lead to the transaction falling through.

Regardless of the circumstances, no two transactions are the same, so it’s vital that you choose a law firm with experience in property law.

With experience of all types of conveyancing - from simple to complex - at Optimal Solicitors, we pride ourselves on delivering a professional and personal service.

Making your purchase as cost-effective and hassle-free as possible, we guide you smoothly through the process. And our expert and friendly conveyancing team is always here to answer any questions that you may have.

What’s more, because we know how stressful buying a home can be, rather than making matters worse and confusing you with legal jargon, we provide the very best legal advice delivered in plain English.

Ultimately, we get you settled into your new home as soon, and with as little stress, as possible.
So, when you appoint us, you can relax in the knowledge that your legal property needs are being taken care of.
Buying a new home, as a first time buyer is an exciting time!

We can help you

With fixed fees for many of our services and a free initial consultation, call us on 0161 250 7771 or contact us online to find out how we can help you.
How OptimalSolicitors can help you
All aspects of Freehold and Leasehold conveyancing including reviewing and exchanging contracts, searches and enquiries, registering deeds and handling completion day
Buy-to-let investments
Government schemes such as Right to Buy
For a free initial consultation

Call us on 0161 250 7771 or contact our friendly, expert team to find out how we can help you.
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How it works

Buying a property can be daunting, especially when you are unsure about the process. At Optimal Solicitors we keep things moving as quickly and efficiently as possible, while making sure that you always know what’s happening.
  1. We start the processes by reviewing the contract paperwork
  2. We then ask the seller’s solicitor any initial questions you might have about the property and the sale
  3. We will thoroughly investigate the legal title and submit conveyancing searches to the local authority, water authority, and environmental agency
  4. At the same time, we will carry out any other necessary searches depending on the location of the property
  5. Once we have the results of these searches, we will report the findings to you, and work with you and the seller’s solicitor to resolve any issues
  6. Once your mortgage offer has come through we can advise you on this and explain the terms to you. We will then ask you to sign the mortgage deed
  7. We will draft a Transfer Deed which transfers ownership of the property from the seller to you
  8. We agree on a moving date with the seller’s solicitor (making sure this is convenient for you)
  9. We exchange contracts with the seller’s solicitor
  10. We will request mortgage funds from your lender
  11. On the completion date, we transfer the funds for the purchase of the property to the seller’s solicitors and ensure the property is signed over to you
  12. We arrange for the keys to be released to you (this usually happens about lunchtime)
  13. We continue to work for you to deal with the post-completion aspects of the transaction including sending the Transfer Deed to the land registry and paying stamp duty on your behalf.
Call us on 0161 250 7771 or contact our friendly, expert team to find out how we can help you.

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How else can we help you and your family?

Our genuine understanding of your needs helps us to look after you and your family, now and in the future

Selling a home

Whether this is the first time you have sold, or whether it is your twentieth sale, our team of specialist conveyancers are familiar with every stage of the selling process. We help you every step of the way to ensure your move is as smooth as possible.

Making a will

When you sell a property, it is usually necessary to update your will. With experience of all types of wills - from simple to complex - we pride ourselves on delivering a professional and personal will writing service.
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Buy a property without the hassle

Whether you’re a landlord, first-time buyer, or simply moving up the property ladder, we’ll do everything we can to remove the complexity around the conveyancing process. 

Leave the hard work to us

Get support all the way to completion

Buying a house can be extremely stressful, especially if you don’t choose your solicitor carefully. Unless you have a team by your side that’s dedicated to moving your purchase along, you may struggle to complete quickly and easily.

Optimal Solicitors take a proactive approach to conveyancing. We'll be there for you every step of the way, minimising the chance of any costly mistakes or the transaction falling through. Our team is committed to making any home purchase as simple as can be.

We’ve helped thousands of people, just like you, get the best outcome


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Why Optimal Solicitors 

Your partnership with a solicitor should be based on trust. You want to know that they have everything in hand, and that you won’t run into any problems along the way to securing your new home.

With us, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything in our power to make the entire process seamless – from completing all the relevant checks and liaising with the seller’s solicitors to arranging for the keys to be released. 


There are various fees involved in purchasing a home. Our free initial consultation is designed to tell you all about them, and you can use our conveyancing calculator for a quick, estimated quote.
With years of experience in conveyancing, and accreditations from both The Law Society and The Conveyancing Association, you can feel confident that you’ll receive the highest quality legal advice. 
Whether it’s your first time buying or you’re looking to grow your portfolio, we’ll make sure our approach is personalised to you. We’re happy to communicate via your chosen method as well, and can provide an interpreter or translator if needed. 


Solicitors’ fees are generally a fixed cost based on the value of the property. Our handy conveyancing calculator can be used to build an estimated quote. Additional costs, such as those related to legal searches or if there are any unexpected complications, may potentially increase this amount.
At Optimal Solicitors, we confirm our costs in our free initial consultation. We aim to make conveyancing advice as affordable and transparent as possible.
Having your documents in order will get us off to a great start. This will include proof of identity (like a passport or driving licence), proof of address, a copy of the mortgage offer, and evidence of any other funds you’ll use to buy the property.
The ‘exchanging’ part of buying a house is when you’ve swapped contracts with the seller – this makes the purchase legally binding. ‘Completing’ is the final stage – when you and the seller physically move, and the legal ownership of the property has been transferred over to you.
The average time to completion is 6-12 weeks. However, this largely depends on how long the searches take, how many parties are in the chain and how complex that chain is, as well as any complications around the process itself.

Experience a better way to purchase a home

Our team will work hard to make sure that your property purchasing experience is an easy-going, straightforward one. Speak to us today, and learn what we can do for you.

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