Apart from two rental places, we've only had two addresses since 1973; and our last move to our current address in 1977 went very smoothly. Viewed the house in the spring, moved in in May, and the solicitor used came recommended by someone in my office, and was just around the corner from said office. Sign when required, no hitches in the chain, no problems.
Except it took a week to find the legs for our bed, which the removal men had creatively packed in the clothes bin... We found them when we did our first wash.
I hope everything gets sorted quickly for you.