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.
My solicitor has advised that the owners of the house we are buying should apply for small piece of land that is enclosed within the property boundary as it does not appear on the land registry documents. It does not prevent access to the property.
My solicitor has refused to progress our purchase and authorise our mortgage until this land has been granted. My question in this: does the Legal indemnity insurance give us and our lender protection? and does this have to applied for alongside the claim for the land?
If the land in question does not form part of any essential access to the property and has no buildings on it then most mortgage lenders will be happy to land provided indemnity insurance is obtained. Usually this will be sufficient for a buyer as well but if the land in question is important to your enjoyment of the property you should consider asking the seller to make an application to be registered with possessory title so the land can be transferred to you. As a minimum you should as the seller to provide a statutory declaration (which in any event will be required to support the indemnity policy) so that you will have the option of applying to be registered with possessory title in future.