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How long will my purchase or sale take?

The modern-day conveyancing process in isolation, takes very little time but statistics show that the average time for a purchase is 8 to10 weeks for a straightforward transactions. The reason for delays in a transaction is usually due to complexities in the “Chain” of transactions upon which a given sale or purchase is dependent. A problem in one link of the chain will cause delay throughout even if your sale and purchase is trouble free.

It is important therefore that you obtain full information from your estate agents at the outset, about the number of buyers and sellers in the chain and the whether the chain is complete.

The need to obtain a mortgage loan can also delay a purchase transaction and you should seek advice from your proposed lender or mortgage broker about an application even before you have found the home you wish to buy.

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