Conveyancing -The essential aspect of buying or selling a home


Whether you're buying or selling, our panel of experienced legal experts will help you move between properties with as little stress as possible. We focus on a quick completion, so you can get on with moving into your new home.

Conveyancing is an essential aspect of buying or selling a home as it's the legal process of transferring property from one person to another. Mortgage lenders are invariably keen to protect their investments and often insist on professional conveyancing services, as well as other parties who may not wish to risk the process falling through.

Conveyancing law can be complex and time consuming, as there are many points to check and consider (these include property searches, title and local area searches) - this is why the majority of home buyers and sellers employ legal experts on their behalf.

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As conveyancing specialists, our professional and friendly team of legal experts from our exclusive panel of solicitors will undertake the stressful legal work on your behalf and deliver a personal and transparent service ensuring your move is as smooth as possible. Furthermore, our services are regulated by the council for licensed Conveyancers so you will have peace of mind throughout.

Our customers enjoy the following benefits of their service:

  • No completion, no fee - If for any reason your sale or purchase should fail to go ahead, no legal fees will be payable.
  • Fixed fees - Unlike some of our counterparts, they won't charge for every letter or telephone call, we quote a fixed fee enabling you to budget precisely, even the VAT is included.
  • Immediate start - When selling a property, we can start the legal work as soon as the property is listed - ensuring that, when a buyer is found, the buyer's solicitors have everything they require straight away, saving weeks in the process. For sellers, this will make your property more attractive as buyers will be able to move in more quickly.
  • 24/7 online progress tracking - Both buyers and sellers are able to see the progress of their sale/purchase online including on mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones. You can also download documents instantly, any time of the day, so you always know what stage of the process you're at.
  • Other services - Our panel of experts are normally part of a larger firm of solicitors with access to other services.

FAQs


Who can carry out the conveyancing?

A solicitor or licensed conveyancer usually conducts the conveyancing process. It is possible to do it yourself if you're not taking out a mortgage, but conveyancing law can be very complex and time consuming, so most home buyers and sellers employ legal experts on their behalf.

How long does the conveyancing process take?

Our panel of solicitors focus on a quick completion and if everything goes to plan your conveyancing can be complete within as little as six weeks. However, the average case is close to 10 weeks

Waiting for confirmation of your mortgage offer can often slow things down so we recommend organising your mortgage from the outset.

Is conveyancing the same as surveying?

Conveyancing and surveying are different things.

Surveyors focus on the physical condition of the property and its structural soundness.

Conveyancing is all about transferring the legal title of a property from the seller to the buyer. Conveyancers initially check the seller holds the title to the property, they also arrange searches to highlight any potential issues that might change your mind about buying the property.

Your conveyancer also organises the payment between both parties when the transaction completes, including the payment of stamp duty to HM Revenue & Customs.

Why do I need a conveyancer?

There is a complicated legal process to follow when selling or buying a home and a very large amount of money is involved. Therefore, you need someone to offer the correct advice and guide you through the conveyancing process, while following the legal process. This is what conveyancers do.

Who are licensed conveyancers?

Licensed conveyancers are specialist legal professionals who have been trained to deal with all aspects of property law. Our conveyancers are property law specialists.

What do I do if I have lost my deeds?

The procedure will depend on whether the property is registered or unregistered and how they came to be lost. If title for your property is registered in H.M Land Registry then since the Land Registration Act 2002 came into force this may no longer constitute a problem. In the more unusual situation where title to you property is not registered in H.M Land Registry the individual circumstances will need to be investigated and specialist legal advice may be required to resolve the situation.?

To discover more about conveyancing and the service we provide, speak to a member of our team by calling us or alternatively, submit the form and we'll contact you at your convenience.

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