Buyers and sellers can help reduce chance of home-sale collapse, says Addison O’Hare
22nd November 2012
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When a sale or purchase falls through both the buyer’s and seller’s time and money can be wasted. Addison O’Hare in Walsall, which is an accredited member of the national Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), says that buyers and sellers can help themselves to reduce the chances of a sale falling through.

Dix Wilton, a Partner and Head of the Conveyancing Team says: ”Sellers in particular can act early to prevent delays later on in the sale. This can be a major contributing factor towards a sale falling through. It pays to get a CQS solicitor involved as early as possible, even before a buyer has been found. They will then be able to look at the title to make sure that everything is up-to-date and help the sellers make sure that all their paperwork is in order, particularly planning permissions and building regulation consents.

“Sellers sometimes think that if everything is not in order the buyers will be prepared to go ahead anyway but often forget that the buyer’s mortgage lender will require all the boxes to be ticked. This may include making sure that all the Competent Person Certificates, for example, of the installation of windows or a boiler, are available.

If your transaction is part of a chain, missing documentation for one can mean disappointment for many other people, not just the next person in the chain. Involving a CQS solicitor early may help to guard against that.”

Addison O’Hare, which went through a rigorous application and assessment to become a CQS accredited law firm, is happy to help advise sellers and buyers early on in the process. The sooner you take advice the better the chance is that your transaction will proceed. Solicitors can advise on all parts of the process and will also be in a position to recommend other professionals in the process, brokers and surveyors, who will be able to assist.

Dixon Wilton added: “We are delighted to be associated with the CQS, a recognisable brand where clients can know that they are getting good advice.”

For anymore information or queries you may have, please contact Dix Wilton at Addison O’Hare: 01922 725515 or

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