Your solicitor takes care of the conveyancing and your Estate Agent will take a backward step, however, should keep an eye on how things are progressing.
Conveyancing consists of ‘missives’, which literally means the exchange of letters. Missives are concluded when all the letters have been exchanged between the purchaser and seller’s solicitor and only then will it be a binding contract.
Sometimes due to relevant paperwork not being produced from the outset, delays the ‘conclusion of missives’. Examples are for alterations to the property not being produced at the start or even applied for or perhaps delays by the purchaser’s lender in getting the mortgage offer out to the buyer.
Once missives have concluded, you can then turn what was a “plan” for your future into a reality.