Generally, though not always, the sale of a house is the sale of a freehold property, just as a sale of a flat is normally a sale of a leasehold property. Selling a property ought to be very simple. The seller's solicitors produce a contract for sale which, approved by the buyer, is signed. Contracts are then exchanged and everyone proceeds to completion when the seller vacates the proeprty and the buyer pays the purchase price.
The only reason it may not be as simple as this sounds, is that for every seller anxious to receive the money and move out, there is a buyer anxious about a very significant purchase.
Please see our 'Selling a Property FAQs ' page for more information.
It is said that the purchase of a domestic property is one of the most stressful things a person does. It is emotionally and financially draining. Having an independent survey is probably as important as having an independent qualified solicitor paid by you to act in your best interests, not in the interests of anyone else. Choosing your solicitor personally is therefore very important to you.
Please see our 'Buying a Property FAQs ' page for more information.