This depends on several factors including whether you are involved in a chain transaction, how soon your loan is available and how ready the vendor is.  After you go “sale agreed” and pay the booking deposit to the estate agent, assuming the seller’s solicitor is ready to go, contracts should issue about 1-2 weeks later from the seller’s solicitor to us.  If you have your homework done such as survey completed and final mortgage approval in place and assuming the title is in order normally you can expect to get the keys in approximately 4-6 weeks.