Feedback from local estate agents is that there is still lots of activity in the housing market with new sale instructions and plenty of buyers viewing properties online. It is therefore set to be a busy few weeks and months particularly now that the housing market has been effectively released from strict lockdown. Consequently, the law firm is working closely with selling agents across the region to find ways to ensure that house sales go through as quickly as possible.
The secret to a successful transaction, is a swift transaction. With this in mind, Birketts’ Residential Property Team would like to help sellers to get ahead of the curve and be in a position to submit a contract pack as soon as a sale is agreed.
Amanda Angel, Legal Director in Birketts' Residential Property Team, explained: "We have introduced a ‘no offer, no fee’ scheme for a limited period. This allows a seller to instruct us to open a file, complete all necessary compliance and title checks and prepare a contract pack in advance of having accepted an offer or even in advance of having officially taken the property to the market. If they do not accept an offer or simply have a change of heart about selling their property before an offer is accepted, we will not charge any fee for the preparation work and they will be welcome to come back to us at any time in the future to pick things back up.”