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.
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Me and my brother inherited two properties from our grandparents 6 years ago. At the time before there deaths when the wills were being made out I was young and very reckless so I wanted both properties put into my brothers name and my share held in trust. My brother agreed and we signed a deed stating this is what we were doing. We would now like this restriction removed and both our names on the title deeds. Is this something I/we can do ourselves or do we need a solicitor to do this for us. I’m of the understanding I need to complete a ST5 and RX3 forms, but question 3 on the ST5 form isn’t making much sense to me. Any help would be gratefully received
It is possible to do yourself though we would recommend using a legal practitioner to ensure there are no future issues that arise as a result. It would cost approx £300 . See PG 73: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/statements-of-truth/practice-guide-73-statements-of-truth Follow the wording on there for Panel 3. Check your names are both on the title deeds otherwise you will also need a TR1 to transfer the property into your joint names. If there is a lender or landlord involved you may need their consent. You will also need Form ID1 signed off by a solicitor (this will usually cost about £100 each) if you're doing it yourself, to identify you for HM Land Registry. Consider also whether a deed of trust may be necessary/useful. If you get stuck or are in doubt, take professional legal advice. www.notaryexpress.co.uk