Whether you're a layman looking to understand your own transaction or a lawyer needing assistance with a client's conveyancing our step by step sale and purchase guides will lead you through the process while our mini guides will break the whole thing into manageable chunks and give a deep insight into the key issues and stages. Leasehold, freehold, unregistered, registered – we've got it all covered.
Need help with a remortgage or transfer of equity / deed of gift? Our guides will walk you through the process and highlight some of the common pitfalls. Mortgages and transfers can be very simple procedures but complex issues can sometimes arise and mistakes are easily made. These guides will help you deal with them.
So you want to have a go at your own conveyancing? First you should read about the risks, then if you're still happy to proceed, our guides will take you through each stage of the process telling you what to look out for and helping you avoid falling into expensive traps. Our subscription service will give you access to all of the documents you should need for your conveyancing and we can even supply you with the Land Registry Official Copies you'll need. Our general guides will cover all the obstacles you are likely to face and offer a practical solution. Have a look at our sale and purchase guides too.
A big part of the conveyancing process is the conveyancing searches. This section tells you all about them. What they are, how and when to order them and how to interpret the results. Each search has its own guide and you'll see they are separated into Standard (should be done in every case), Regional (area specific) and Optional (not essential but often useful tools for the would be purchaser). All buyers should beware that when you buy a property, the law assumes that you have seen the information that would have been revealed by searches whether or not you have actually carried them out, so you buy the property subject to the results.
Using a conveyancer to handle your conveyancing will greatly reduce the risk to you and sometimes, particularly if you are taking out a new mortgage, you will have no choice but to instruct a conveyancer. The good news is it doesn't have to break the bank. Get a free, instant quote here. We can also help with quick easy quotes for other moving related services.
Are you looking for the documents you'll need for your conveyancing transaction? Or official copies of the title or other documents from Land Registry. We can help you. Follow the links below.
Hello, we're DIY conveyancing on a private property sale. What is the best way to proceed re the holding of a deposit? In a personal account? A 3rd party escrow service like Transpact? No deposit and just exchange and complete on the same day, with payment sent to a current account? Is this ok? Have you any other suggestions? Many thanks
The two most common options are that you exchange and complete on the same day (the buyer's solicitor would want to be in possession of the signed transfer deed BEFORE releasing funds to you) or else the buyer's solicitor could hold the deposit to your order. This is common even when the seller is represented by a solicitor if for example there is not enough time between exchange and completion for a deposit cheque to clear. There would need to be a slight variation in your case so that the buyer's solicitor was not obliged to release the deposit to you until either actual completion or in the event of a default by the buyer, expiry of a notice to complete. The buyer's solicitor will most likely not be prepared to pay the deposit anywhere except to another law firm before completion because of the lack of protection for his client in the event the deposit is misappropriated.