Find your solicitor
Now that you’ve checked your budget and arranged your mortgage, you’ll need to pick a solicitor.
What is a solicitor?
Now that you’ve checked your budget and arranged your mortgage, you’ll need to pick a solicitor. A solicitor is “a member of the legal profession qualified to deal with lawful matters” and will be an integral part of purchasing your new home. When you reserve your new Gleeson home, your sales executive will most likely ask you for the contact details for your solicitor. Gleeson can recommend solicitors to you, or you can choose your own.
You’re always best checking with them directly what they will cover for you but typically they will; handle contracts, conduct property searches, transfer the funds and finalise completion and offer any relevant legal advice. (Don’t worry – we’ll delve into all of this in more detail with you).
A solicitor is key in the home buying journey, they in a nutshell, ensure your home becomes legally yours. You don’t need to worry about the ins and outs, as that is what the professionals are for but it’s great to be informed about what exactly your solicitor is employed to do and the role they will have in buying your dream home.