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.
I'm trying to decide if I am capable of helping my elderly parents register their property with land registry for the first time!! They purchased 40 years ago and whilst they have the house deeds, the property isn't registered with Land Registry as it obviously wasn't compulsory at that point. They are being quoted unaffordable fees to have a solicitor do this for them and I've read it is possible do DIY, and just incur the Land Registry costs of approx £200.
Would you seriously caution against a DIY approach for registering property with LR for the first time?
Interested in your opinion and recognise it is just an opinion and not a fact.
This is something that you can do without employing a solicitor though it shouldn't be approached lightly. The following guide may help:
The application form you need to use is form FR1 and you will need to list all of the documents you are sending on form DL. Basically the documents you need to list on the DL and send with your application are the same as you would put in an Epitome. If you make a mistake the Land Registry will write to you with a "requisition" telling you what they will need to be able to complete the registration. Remember though that they are not advising you. You might not understand their requirements and they are not obliged to explain them.
You must be extremely careful not to lose the deeds. Only post them by special delivery.