The average sale and purchase of a house takes about two to three months.
We do our best to push your transaction through as quickly as possible, but the time taken by searches, surveys and mortgage applications is out of our control. Additionally where there is a long chain, there may be a delay agreeing a completion date acceptable to all parties.
Purchases of a leasehold property can take longer, because issues may need to be resolved regarding the lease. We also need to collect service charge and management information from third parties, (e.g. management agents) which can cause delays.
If there are no complications or chain and you are buying or selling, it is likely exchange can be met within 3 - 6 weeks.
Completion generally takes place 2 weeks after exchange, although historically it was 28 days or 4 weeks
In some circumstances we can exchange and complete simultaneously on the same day.