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.
auction to complete by 17-6-14. It is a cash purchase for £145000. I contacted a commercial conveyancing solicitor & told him to act for me. He said that there is nothing much for him to do at this late stage as I have already paid the deposit and I should just pay the balance to the vendors solicitors to complete & he cannot justify his standard fee. I am a bit confused. Does this mean that I can deal with the sellers solicitors directly. What about my ID check and source of funds check etc. Who will do this. I understand that there is a risk involved in me dealing with it myself but I am prepared for it if it is just a form filling exercise at this late stage. I know the Tenant well and there are no issues there. Thanks.
Assuming you don't need a mortgage you can deal directly with the sellers solicitors yes. Hey will ask you to send them a form ID1 and will ask for proof of funds. In my view however the solicitor you have spoken has missed an important point, which is that whilst yes you have contracted to buy the property and will lose your deposit if you don't and possibly be sued for other losses there could be something so wrong with the title that this might still be preferable to completing and paying the remaining 90% due. My advice is to instruct a conveyancer immediately.