WELCOME TO LYONS BOWE

THE SMARTER WAY TO
BUY PROPERTY

WHETHER YOU’RE A FIRST TIME BUYER, LADDER CLIMBER, OR PROPERTY MOGUL, OUR PROPERTY SOLICITORS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU ON YOUR WAY TO THE NEXT RUNG ON THE PROPERTY LADDER.

Welcome to Lyons Bowe! We’ll be in touch soon to say hello!

We have requested the Draft Contract Pack from the Seller’s solicitor.

Congratulations! You’re officially the owner of your new property!

5/5

We have bought a number of properties over the years and we can honestly say that we have never received the prompt and professional service that we have gotten thus far from the teams at Lyons Bowe Solicitors. Exceptional.

DARREN, REVIEW SOLICITORS JANUARY 2023

OUR APPROACH TO
YOUR PURCHASE

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

We believe that something as exciting as buying a property, deserves a personal and bespoke service. Your service can change based on your needs, but what never changes is our dedication to giving our clients a 5 star service.

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YOU PURCHASE
YOUR WAY

Buying a property is one of the most exciting times in life. Whether you’re making your first step on the property ladder, or expanding your property portfolio, we believe you should be able to decide how you buy your property.

Opt for a truly innovative experience with everything our app has to offer, or choose a modern modern approach and put pen to paper to get buying. However you prefer, the choice is yours.

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PERSONAL
SERVICE

No matter how you choose to buy your property, your service will be truly personal throughout. Your teams will be by your side every step of the way to answer any questions, keep track of the other parties involved, and help you to cross the t’s and dot the i’s.

Enjoy the benefits of a modern, innovative firm, in partnership with the convenience of a personal, high street experience.

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EMPATHY
& COMMUNICATION

We’ve worked tirelessly to make sure that at every step of your purchase, you know what’s happening, who’s involved, and how it all works. From live app updates and emails, through to in-depth guides and phone calls with your team, you will always know what’s happening and where you stand.

Buying a property is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so we’ll make sure you’re supported from getting a quote, to collecting your keys.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

We believe that something as exciting as buying a property, deserves a personal and bespoke service. Your service can change based on your needs, but what never changes is our dedication to giving our clients a 5 star service.

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YOU PURCHASE
YOUR WAY

Buying a property is one of the most exciting times in life. Whether you’re making your first step on the property ladder, or expanding your property portfolio, we believe you should be able to decide how you buy your property.

Opt for a truly innovative experience with everything our app has to offer, or choose a modern modern approach and put pen to paper to get buying. However you prefer, the choice is yours.

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PERSONAL
SERVICE

No matter how you choose to buy your property, your service will be truly personal throughout. Your teams will be by your side every step of the way to answer any questions, keep track of the other parties involved, and help you to cross the t’s and dot the i’s.

Enjoy the benefits of a modern, innovative firm, in partnership with the convenience of a personal, high street experience.

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EMPATHY
& COMMUNICATION

We’ve worked tirelessly to make sure that at every step of your purchase, you know what’s happening, who’s involved, and how it all works. From live app updates and emails, through to in-depth guides and phone calls with your team, you will always know what’s happening and where you stand.

Buying a property is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so we’ll make sure you’re supported from getting a quote, to collecting your keys.

THE LYONS BOWE APPROACH

We believe that something as exciting as buying a property, deserves a personal and bespoke service. Your service can change based on your needs, but what never changes is our dedication to giving our clients a 5 star service.

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YOU PURCHASE
YOUR WAY

Buying a property is one of the most exciting times in life. Whether you’re making your first step on the property ladder, or expanding your property portfolio, we believe you should be able to decide how you buy your property.

Opt for a truly innovative experience with everything our app has to offer, or choose a modern modern approach and put pen to paper to get buying. However you prefer, the choice is yours.

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PERSONAL
SERVICE

No matter how you choose to buy your property, your service will be truly personal throughout. Your teams will be by your side every step of the way to answer any questions, keep track of the other parties involved, and help you to cross the t’s and dot the i’s.

Enjoy the benefits of a modern, innovative firm, in partnership with the convenience of a personal, high street experience.

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EMPATHY
& COMMUNICATION

We’ve worked tirelessly to make sure that at every step of your purchase, you know what’s happening, who’s involved, and how it all works. From live app updates and emails, through to in-depth guides and phone calls with your team, you will always know what’s happening and where you stand.

Buying a property is one of the biggest investments most people will ever make, so we’ll make sure you’re supported from getting a quote, to collecting your keys.

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HOW DOES
BUYING A PROPERTY WORK?

1

YOUR WELCOME
PACK

2

DRAFT CONTRACT
PACK REQUESTED

3

DRAFT CONTRACT
PACK RECEIVED

4

PROPERTY
SEARCHES ORDERED

5

PROGRESS TO
YOUR LEGAL TEAM

6

CONTRACT ENQUIRIES
RAISED

7

CONTRACT PACK
REPORT

8

SEARCH
REPORT

9

MORTGAGE
REPORT

10

COMPLETE CONTRACT
PACK ENQUIRIES

11

MEET EXCHANGE
& COMPLETIONS

12

CONTRACTS SENT
FOR SIGNATURE

13

SIGNED CONTRACTS
RETURNED

14

EXCHANGE
OF CONTRACTS

15

COMPLETION
TAKES PLACE

16

PROPERTY
REGISTRATION

YOUR WELCOME PACK

DAY 1-3 of 90 | TAKES 1-3 DAYS

Welcome to the smarter way to buy property! Your welcome pack includes everything that you will need to get
started on your property purchase. All of the documents that you need to complete and sign are explained and
detailed in this pack, as well as the details of your team.

  • LYONS BOWE
  • YOU

THE LYONS BOWE
APP

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LYONS BOWE APP

DIGITAL
FORMS

Our digital forms let you complete, sign, and return your forms from the comfort of your own phone in minutes. Whether you’re completing your contents form over coffee, or your source of funds on the sofa, buying and selling property’s never been easier.

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LYONS BOWE APP

PERSONAL
TO DO LIST

Your personal to do list helps you to keep on top of what we need you to do to keep your transaction moving forward.

From completing your documents, through to verifying your ID, it’s all written out for you.

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LYONS BOWE APP

SECURE PAYMENTS

Our secure payment portal lets you make your initial payment on account quicker and more easily than ever.

No need to read your card number over the phone, or take time out of work to come to our offices, it’s right there in the palm of your hand.

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LYONS BOWE APP

DIGITAL ID

ID Verification is a crucial step that we take toward keeping you and your transaction safe. We’ve made verifying your ID and source of funds easier than ever before. All you need is two forms of ID, your phone, and you’re ready to go!

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LYONS BOWE APP

DIGITAL FORMS

Our digital forms let you complete, sign, and return your forms from the comfort of your own phone in minutes. Whether you’re completing your contents form over coffee, or your source of funds on the sofa, buying and selling property’s never been easier.

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LYONS BOWE APP

PERSONAL TO DO LIST

Your personal to do list helps you to keep on top of what we need you to do to keep your transaction moving forward.

From completing your documents, through to verifying your ID, it’s all written out for you.

mobile phone icon

LYONS BOWE APP

SECURE PAYMENTS

Our secure payment portal lets you make your initial payment on account quicker and more easily than ever.

No need to read your card number over the phone, or take time out of work to come to our offices, it’s right there in the palm of your hand.

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LYONS BOWE APP

DIGITAL ID

ID Verification is a crucial step that we take toward keeping you and your transaction safe. We’ve made verifying your ID and source of funds easier than ever before. All you need is two forms of ID, your phone, and you’re ready to go!

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GET A PURCHASE QUOTE
IN MINUTES NOW

Find out how much your purchase is likely to
cost in less than 3 minutes!

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GET A PURCHASE QUOTE
IN MINUTES NOW

Find out how much your purchase is likely to
cost in less than 3 minutes!

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GET A PURCHASE QUOTE
IN MINUTES NOW

Find out how much your purchase is likely to
cost in less than 3 minutes!

CONVEYANCING WITH CONFIDENCE

THE LYONS BOWE
ABORTIVE PLEDGE

THE LYONS BOWE ABORTIVE PLEDGE IS AUTOMATICALLY BUILT INTO EVERY CONVEYANCING TRANSACTION.

THIS PLEDGE MEANS THAT IF YOUR PURCHASE FALLS THROUGH, AND IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT, YOUR LEGAL FEES ARE COVERED.

YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO PAY FOR THE DISBURSEMENTS THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED UP UNTIL THAT POINT.

CONVEYANCING WITH CONFIDENCE

THE LYONS BOWE
ABORTIVE PLEDGE

THE LYONS BOWE ABORTIVE PLEDGE IS AUTOMATICALLY BUILT INTO EVERY CONVEYANCING TRANSACTION.

THIS PLEDGE MEANS THAT IF YOUR PURCHASE FALLS THROUGH, AND IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT, YOUR LEGAL FEES ARE COVERED.

YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO PAY FOR THE DISBURSEMENTS THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED UP UNTIL THAT POINT.

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CONVEYANCING WITH CONFIDENCE

THE LYONS BOWE
ABORTIVE PLEDGE

THE LYONS BOWE ABORTIVE PLEDGE IS AUTOMATICALLY BUILT INTO EVERY CONVEYANCING TRANSACTION.

THIS PLEDGE MEANS THAT IF YOUR PURCHASE FALLS THROUGH, AND IT’S NOT YOUR FAULT, YOUR LEGAL FEES ARE COVERED.

YOU WILL ONLY NEED TO PAY FOR THE DISBURSEMENTS THAT YOU HAVE INCURRED UP UNTIL THAT POINT.

OUR TEAM
STRUCTURE

DAY 1 - 14

NEW INSTRUCTIONS
TEAM

Your New Instructions Team are the first team you’ll work with throughout your conveyancing journey. They’ll welcome you to the firm, and help you:

  • Sign and return your documentation
  • VERIFY YOUR ID
  • COLLABORATE WITH YOUR ESTATE AGENT
  • REQUEST THE DRAFT CONTRACT PACK FROM THE SELLER’S SOLICITOR
  • PREPARE YOUR FILE FOR YOUR LEGAL TEAM

NADIA UDDIN

TEAM LEADER

I’m the New Instructions Team in our Bristol Office. We’re always striving to help our clients as best as we possibly can, so if you need any help or support, we’re always here!

DAY 15 - 51

LEGAL
TEAM

Your Legal Team will be here to help and support you throughout the next stages of your purchase. They will help you:

  • INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO YOU AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS
  • ASSESS THE DRAFT CONTRACT PACK AND SUBMIT ENQUIRIES TO THE SELLER’S SOLICITORS
  • SEND YOU A REPORT ON YOUR PROPERTY SEARCHES, MORTGAGE, AND DRAFT CONTRACT PACK
  • PREPARE YOUR FILE FOR YOUR EXCHANGE AND COMPLETION TEAM

CASSIE DAVIS

TEAM LEADER

As the Team Leader of the Legal Team in our Shepton Mallet office, making sure that you’re happy and included in what’s happening at every stage of your journey with us is always one of our top priorities.

DAY 52 - 90

EXCHANGE & COMPLETION
TEAM

Your Exchange & Completion Team will be here to support you through the final stages of your purchase. They Will:

  • INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO YOU AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS
  • SEND YOU THE CONTRACT AND TRANSFER FOR YOU TO SIGN
  • EXCHANGE CONTRACTS WITH THE SELLER’S SOLICITOR
  • COMPLETE ON YOUR TRANSACTION

LIDIJA JEFIMOVS

TEAM LEADER

In the Exchange & Completions Team, we are responsible for making sure that exchanging contracts and completing on your purchase goes as smoothly as possible and will do everything we can to support you along the way.

DAY 90+

POST
COMPLETION

After you've completed on your purchase, your Exchange & Completion team will work on squaring everything up with the Land Registry:

  • REGISTER THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP WITH HM LAND REGISTRY
  • CONFIRM TO YOU THAT OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED

LIDIJA JEFIMOVS

TEAM LEADER

In the Exchange & Completions Team, we are responsible for making sure that exchanging contracts and completing on your purchase goes as smoothly as possible and will do everything we can to support you along the way.

DAY 1 - 14

NEW INSTRUCTIONS
TEAM

DAY 15 - 51

LEGAL
TEAM

DAY 52 - 90

EXCHANGE & COMPLETION
TEAM

DAY 90+

POST
COMPLETION

Your New Instructions Team are the first team you’ll work with throughout your conveyancing journey. They’ll welcome you to the firm, and help you:

  • Sign and return your documentation
  • VERIFY YOUR ID
  • COLLABORATE WITH YOUR ESTATE AGENT
  • REQUEST THE DRAFT CONTRACT PACK FROM THE SELLER’S SOLICITOR
  • ORDER YOUR PROPERTY SEARCHES
  • PREPARE YOUR FILE FOR YOUR LEGAL TEAM

NADIA UDDIN

TEAM LEADER

I’m the New Instructions Team in our Bristol Office. We’re always striving to help our clients as best as we possibly can, so if you need any help or support, we’re always here!

Your New Instructions Team are the first team you’ll work with throughout your conveyancing journey. They’ll welcome you to the firm, and help you:

  • INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO YOU AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS
  • ASSESS THE DRAFT CONTRACT PACK AND SUBMIT ENQUIRIES TO THE SELLER’S SOLICITORS
  • SEND YOU A REPORT ON YOUR PROPERTY SEARCHES, MORTGAGE, AND DRAFT CONTRACT PACK
  • PREPARE YOUR FILE FOR YOUR EXCHANGE AND COMPLETION TEAM

CASSIE DAVIS

TEAM LEADER

As the Team Leader of the Legal Team in our Shepton Mallet office, making sure that you’re happy and included in what’s happening at every stage of your journey with us is always one of our top priorities.

Your Exchange & Completion Team will be here to support you through the final stages of your purchase. They Will:

  • INTRODUCE THEMSELVES TO YOU AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS
  • SEND YOU THE CONTRACT AND TRANSFER FOR YOU TO SIGN
  • EXCHANGE CONTRACTS WITH THE SELLER’S SOLICITOR
  • COMPLETE ON YOUR TRANSACTION

LIDIJA JEFIMOVS

TEAM LEADER

In the Exchange & Completions Team, we are responsible for making sure that exchanging contracts and completing on your purchase goes as smoothly as possible and will do everything we can to support you along the way.

Your New Instructions Team are the first team you’ll work with throughout your conveyancing journey. They’ll welcome you to the firm, and help you:

  • REGISTER THE CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP WITH HM LAND REGISTRY
  • CONFIRM TO YOU THAT OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY HAS BEEN REGISTERED

LIDIJA JEFIMOVS

TEAM LEADER

In the Exchange & Completions Team, we are responsible for making sure that exchanging contracts and completing on your purchase goes as smoothly as possible and will do everything we can to support you along the way.

IT’S A TEAM EFFORT

WHO IS INVOLVED
IN YOUR PURCHASE?

There are multiple parties involved in buying your property, and understanding the role of each party can help you to keep track of everything, and if you’re a first time buyer, can help you to understand the overall process that bit better.

GET A QUOTE

LYONS BOWE (SOLICITOR)

Provides you with Legal Documents and helps you to complete them.

Assesses the Draft Contract Pack submitted by the seller’s solicitor and raises enquiries.

Orders the formal searches on the property and provides you with a detailed report on the results.

Dealing with the formalities of exchanging contracts on your behalf with the seller’s solicitors.

Submits the Stamp Duty Land Tax Form on time.

Submits the AP1 form to the Land Registry to confirm change of ownership.

YOU

YOUR ESTATE AGENT

YOUR MORTGAGE BROKER

SEARCH PROVIDER

HM LAND REGISTRY

YOUR EXPERIENCE
YOUR WAY

YOUR EXPERIENCE
YOUR WAY

At Lyons Bowe we believe that you should be able to choose how you access your legal services. Use the button below to see which experience best meets your needs.
  • CHOOSE THE LEVEL OF SERVICE THAT SUITS YOU AND YOUR NEEDS
  • ALL OF YOUR LEGAL NEEDS, ALL IN ONE PLACE
  • THE NUMBER 1 RATED LAW FIRM LOCALLY AND IN THE TOP 20 NATIONALLY
  • USE OUR APP FOR TRACKING, AND OUR TEAMS FOR TALKING

CHOOSE YOUR
EXPERIENCE

  • 5 STAR CLIENT SERVICE

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  • SECURE ONLINE PAYMENTS

  • YOUR OWN FRIENDLY TEAM

  • SECURE, DIGITAL FORMS

  • DIGITAL ID VERIFICATION

  • WHEREVER YOU NEED US

THE ANSWERS TO YOUR
PROPERTY QUESTIONS

ANSWERED BY

LAURA WALKER

HEAD OF RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY SERVICES

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUY A PROPERTY?

The average purchase will take between 12-16 weeks to complete. Whilst we will do everything that we can to ensure a speedy and thorough transaction, we are also dependant on third parties (such as councils and search providers) as well as the seller’s side to achieve this goal. We will keep you up to date every step of the way with live updates through your app and via email.

WHAT IF MY PURCHASE FALLS THROUGH?

The Lyons Bowe Abortive Pledge covers your legal fees should your transaction fall through for any reason outside of your control. If your transaction falls through due to no fault of your own, your legal fees will be covered. All you will need to pay for is the disbursements you’ve already incurred up until that point, which will be outlined in your fee estimate.

ARE PROPERTY SEARCHES MANDATORY?

If you are purchasing your property with a mortgage, property searches will be a requirement of the lender. If you are a cash buyer, then property searches aren’t a requirement but we strongly recommend that you take out property searches and a survey. Together, these precautions will help to mitigate the risk of running into unsuspected issues later down the line.

CAN YOU DEAL WITH MY RELATED SALE, TOO?

Definitely! However, when buying a new built you need to be aware that the buyers of your current property may not be comfortable with a completion on notice. You may want to consider “breaking the chain” i.e. selling your property before you complete on your new build. This may mean temporarily moving into rented accommodation.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCHANGE & COMPLETION?

Exchange is when the final contracts are exchanged between solicitors. Once the contracts are exchanged, you and the seller are legally bound to the transaction of the property and cannot back out of the transaction. Completion is the date on which ownership of the property is officially transferred over and monies are moved.

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ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUY A PROPERTY?

The average purchase will take between 12-16 weeks to complete. Whilst we will do everything that we can to ensure a speedy and thorough transaction, we are also dependant on third parties (such as councils and search providers) as well as the seller’s side to achieve this goal. We will keep you up to date every step of the way with live updates through your app and via email.

WHAT IF MY PURCHASE FALLS THROUGH?

The Lyons Bowe Abortive Pledge covers your legal fees should your transaction fall through for any reason outside of your control. If your transaction falls through due to no fault of your own, your legal fees will be covered. All you will need to pay for is the disbursements you’ve already incurred up until that point, which will be outlined in your fee estimate.

ARE PROPERTY SEARCHES MANDATORY?

If you are purchasing your property with a mortgage, property searches will be a requirement of the lender. If you are a cash buyer, then property searches aren’t a requirement but we strongly recommend that you take out property searches and a survey. Together, these precautions will help to mitigate the risk of running into unsuspected issues later down the line.

CAN YOU DEAL WITH MY RELATED SALE, TOO?

Definitely! However, when buying a new built you need to be aware that the buyers of your current property may not be comfortable with a completion on notice. You may want to consider “breaking the chain” i.e. selling your property before you complete on your new build. This may mean temporarily moving into rented accommodation.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCHANGE & COMPLETION?

Exchange is when the final contracts are exchanged between solicitors. Once the contracts are exchanged, you and the seller are legally bound to the transaction of the property and cannot back out of the transaction. Completion is the date on which ownership of the property is officially transferred over and monies are moved.

the team

ASK A QUESTION

No chat bots, just human beings here! Ask us a question and we’ll respond within 1 working day. Your question might be added to our FAQs to help anyone else with the same question. It’s nice to help others.

ASK A QUESTION
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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO BUY A PROPERTY?

The average purchase will take between 12-16 weeks to complete. Whilst we will do everything that we can to ensure a speedy and thorough transaction, we are also dependant on third parties (such as councils and search providers) as well as the seller’s side to achieve this goal. We will keep you up to date every step of the way with live updates through your app and via email.

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WHAT IF MY PURCHASE FALLS THROUGH?

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ARE PROPERTY SEARCHES MANDATORY?

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CAN YOU DEAL WITH MY RELATED SALE, TOO?

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WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EXCHANGE & COMPLETION?

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