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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If there is inconsistency between the start date of the lease of a flat in the Land Registry and the Lease document, which one takes precedent from a legal point of view please? Thanks.
It is unlikely that there would be such a discrepancy however the land registry takes its information from the lease therefore if there is then it must be the result of a Land Registry error so the lease would prevail. It may be that you are simply looking at the wrong dates. In a lease there are two key dates - the date of the lease (the completion date of your purchase) and the start date of the term. When a block of flats is built the builder will complete the sales of the individual flats on different dates but to ensure that the lease terms all expire on the same date will usually impose an arbitrary start date which will be before the date of the lease.
Another possibility is that the lease has been extended and you are looking at the original lease. When the lease term is extended the old lease is terminated and replaced with a new lease which normally, rather than repeating all of the rights, covenants etc from the old lease will incorporate the terms of the old lease by reference to it. If that's the case you need the new lease as well.