Selling Property

Selling Property

Selling Property – Solicitors in Gosforth Serving Newcastle upon Tyne, The North East and Nationally

Dispute Resolution Solicitors in Gosforth Serving Newcastle upon Tyne

If you’re thinking of selling property we know it can be daunting. There are so many steps to consider. How do you start? How much will it cost? What happens if it doesn’t sell? How long will it take? Will there be a chain? Who can help?

When selling property you might be tempted to contact an Estate Agent, but don’t. You’re about to start a legal process and you need legal advice from your conveyancing solicitor before doing anything else. If the idea of contacting a solicitor puts you off, read the following from one of our clients –

“Everything a solicitors should be. Approachable, efficient, not a huge consortium like so many and pleasant staff who actually appear to enjoy their work. Mr Birch is very thorough and Elaine just brightens up your day. Wouldn’t go to anywhere else! “(RS)

Contact us at Birch & Co first before you do anything else. It is likely we can save you hundreds of pounds.


Simply call us on 0191 284 5030 or complete a Free Online Enquiry now to discover your bespoke fixed price estimate before you contact an Estate Agent or start viewing properties and for advice on what you must do.

It’s important to contact us before you sign any document.

We will advise you on how to deal with Estate Agents. For example, it is a legal requirement when selling a property to provide the buyer with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). Typically an Agent will provide that service and charge you approximately £100.00 plus VAT. We can put you in touch with a certificate provider who will charge you approximately £40.00 including VAT without any benefit to ourselves.

The biggest expense when selling property are Estate Agent’s fees. We will be able to help you negotiate with them and how to protect yourself if your property does not sell, or should you decide to change your mind about selling. We will advise you about the difference between Sole Agency Agreements and Multi Agency Agreements if you are not happy to leave it with only one Agent.

We will also check your property’s title and attend to any necessary amendments. We recently acted for clients who wanted to sell their late parents’ home which was unmarketable due to a significant clause in a Deed from the 1950s. We were able to fix it.

We will liaise with your mortgage lender. They will send us a statement of any balance due on the mortgage. On the day of sale we will settle that balance for you.

If you are buying property at the same time, we will synchronise your sale with your purchase. It can sometimes arise that a large chain of transactions develops which we will coordinate.

We are expert Conveyancing Solicitors in Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne. We provide our Conveyancing services throughout the North East and Nationally.

We are recognised by The Law Society as Experts being members of and accredited by their Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

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We will provide you with a Fixed Fee Estimate without Hidden Extras.

We have a 5 star rating on Google for the quality of our service and 99% of our clients are completely satisfied and would recommend Birch & Co to others. Please read some of our current clients’ Testimonials below of what they think of us. We hope that you will feel the same way once we have looked after you.

“Excellent service, Michael went above and beyond dealing with our house move. Can’t recommend them enough”

“Dealt with the sale of my late mothers house and were very attentive to all details and keeping us informed of the progress. Would definitely recommend them”

“Have just used Birch & Co for a house purchase and sale after using them a few years ago for my divorce, they are great, they are very professional at the same time as being welcoming and friendly putting you completely at ease as soon as you walk through the door, If you’re lucky you may even get cuddles from Murphy the dog. I would thoroughly recommend them to anyone looking for a solicitors in the area.”

“Excellent service from start to finish was kept updated with everything that was going on very efficient Elaine is an asset to the firm always happy to help and very friendly would recommend birch and co to everyone “

“Excellent service. Friendly and helpful. Despite conveyancing being much more complicated than anticipated they stuck to their original price. Would definitely recommend”


We are happy to provide you with a free, no obligation quotation for our conveyancing services.

We charge a fixed fee for all of our conveyancing services but the initial enquiry to discover what the cost will be for your sale or purchase is free of charge.

Alternatively, you can read more about our pricing here>>

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