What are Enquiries?Alison Abbotts
During the process of buying a property, your solicitor will raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor. This is a standard part of the buying process and is done in order to ensure that any potential issues are dealt with prior to Contract Exchange. Enquiries will usually be raised at two stages, dependent on the timeline of the transaction.
Once we have received the Contract, together with a copy of the deeds and the Property Information Form and Fittings and Contents Form from the seller’s solicitor, these will be checked and we will raise any enquiries necessary at this stage. These will be based on the documents received so far.
We will then order the searches to be undertaken on the property. Once we have received the results for these, we will review them and, again, send any enquiries necessary to the seller’s solicitors.
Once we have received satisfactory responses to all enquiries raised, we will then progress your transaction towards Contract Exchange and Completion.
For more information about the property buying process, you can view our step by step guide to buying a property here.
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