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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i have been in my property for 16 years. We have clear large hedge boundaries. There was a kitchen, garage build some 25 years ago or more. We have building plots for sale,has come to the solic notice our house and a very small part of the new houses garage, we do not own. Our solic is no longer around, so cant get bk to them. We contacted our solic to get on to land reg, and they have said we have to pay for insurance incase some one comes to claim land, which is so silly and impossible as the house has been there over 100 years and I have boundries clear on a map. Now the new plot owners what us to pay 550 pounds the insure there strip of land that we don't own. so they can build their garage.The land behind the new garage we do own and they are able to buy. I just don't know what to do. please help
From the sound of it you will have to pay for indemnity insurance (or at least someone will, you could always insist the buyer pays but then again the buyer could refuse). You say that it is impossible for someone to claim ownership of the land but the fact is that unless and until you are registered as the legal owner (and find the deeds that prove your ownership) there is a risk however small and the buyers are right to insist on being protected. You could make an "adverse possession" application on the basis that you have occupied the land for more than 12 years as though it were your own but even then you would most likely only be registered with "possessory title", meaning that the land would still be bound by any rights or covenants that affect the land buy that you don't know about and insurance would still be required.