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 wish to convert my loft space which I am told is not currently demised to me under lease terms. I enquired to the freeholder to jointly buy the freehold of our maisonette with my neighbour. When the agent visited the maisonette they said that downstairs(co-lessee) has breached leasehold terms by making access to basement space not demised to them, and therefore they value the freehold substantially higher. My neighbour says they now do not wish to purchase the freehold at the inflated price, and the freeholder won't sell to a single party only jointly to both parties. The freeholder still wants to charge me half their inflated f/h valuation for an amendment to my lease to include the loft space. The freeholder has thus far not acted against my neighbour for their breach of lease downstairs. Is it possible for me to buy an indemnity insurance policy and then go ahead and breach my lease by converting the undemised loft space? How much should the policy cost me?
I'm afraid not. One of the questions any insurer will ask is whether the landlord is not notice of the breach or impending breach and if the answer is yes they will not offer cover, since the risk of a claim is substantially increased.