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    If you're selling a house, our expertise extends beyond the legal to making your move as smooth as possible.

    Selling a house

    If you're selling your home, we know how to keep things moving.

    We understand that you want to get your property sold quickly. Our team of experienced and highly qualified conveyancing lawyers will work efficiently to help you achieve this. You will always be supported by them and they will guide you through the process to completion, giving you clear advice throughout.


    Why choose Porter Dodson to sell your house?


    Having an excellent working relationship with our clients is very important to us. Working closely with you and your estate agent, we will keep you informed throughout.

    Speed of transaction

    We will do everything we can to work to your timescale. By planning ahead and getting in touch with us as soon as your property goes on the market, we can ensure that your sale moves forward as soon as you have accepted an offer.


    Our fee guide, given at the start, with no hidden extras ensures that you are fully informed before any work is carried out on your behalf.

    Professional service

    Our Residential Property Team is accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), giving you the peace of mind that we have the necessary skills and expertise to do your conveyancing work. This is reflected in our great client feedback.

    We are here for you

    We will guide you through the process of selling your property to make it as smooth as possible. Fill in our conveyancing quote form or contact us to chat with one of our lawyers and ask for our conveyancing guide. For more information on our Pricing Guidelines, click here.

    We have conveyancing lawyers across Somerset, Devon and Dorset. Our offices are based in Bridport, Exeter, Poundbury, Sherborne, Taunton, Wellington and Yeovil. However, we can help you no matter your location in England and can carry out your house sale by post, phone or email.

    During your house sale, we can also offer advice on other legal considerations, such as updating your will or Inheritance Tax.

    Frequently asked questions about selling a house

    What is the conveyancing process for selling a house?

    The process of selling a house is as follows:

    1. Instructing a conveyancing solicitor
    2. Drafting the contract and answering any buyer enquiries
    3. Exchange of contracts
    4. Completion

    Ask for a copy of our Guide to Buying and Selling, which details the process of buying and selling a house from both sides of the transaction (with typical timescales).

    How long does it take to complete once I have accepted an offer?

    Each house sale is different and the time it takes to sell your house can vary. The average time period is between 8-10 weeks, depending on the type of transaction, whether there is a chain and how long the buyer's mortgage offer and searches take.

    Before an offer is accepted, you should instruct a solicitor when selling your house. This allows them to review the legal title and paperwork a buyer will require to ensure all is compliant and have the contract pack ready to send.

    What does conveyancing cost?

    The legal fees for selling a house vary depending on the location, complexity of the transaction and the size of the property. Our fees typically range between £1,350 and £1,750 (plus VAT). An idea of expected costs can be seen on our residential property pricing guidelines page.

    Do you need a solicitor to sell your house?

    Whilst you do not need to use a solicitor to buy or sell your house in England and Wales, the risks of doing your own conveyancing if you don't have the experience in doing so are very high. Selling your house can be a complicated process, especially if your property is leasehold and you have a mortgage to redeem.

    By using a conveyancer, you will have peace of mind that the process will be completed correctly. It will also give you more time to focus on the other aspects of your house move.

    Remember, there are several things you should consider when choosing a conveyancer, such as recommendations and experience. It’s not only about the price.

    Michelle Wilson - Colour - Low Res - 018

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