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.
our neighbour built over our boundary onto a wall that held our conservatory roof up. They then built ontop of the wall over our listed building without issing notice getting owners consent lying to council during planning application and not signinging the application. They are tresspassing onto our land and they want us to not put an indemnity clause into our deeds which means they accept responsibility in the future for this wall whic is on our land but encased in their extension. Listed buildings say we shoud ask for them to put an indemnity clause into our deeds which acknowledges the breach of covenant but would protect our property in the future if there was any problems caused by our neighbours decision.
If you are not happy about the encroachment then you can force them to remove the structure by taking a civil action for trespass. You would need to instruct a solicitor specialising in property litigation. If you are ok for it to remain you should get the neighbour to enter into a deed of covenant in which they covenant to maintain the structure they have built as well as bearing the cost of any damage caused to your property. You should place a restriction on the neighbour's title so that future owners have to enter into a similar covenant with you.
You should also insist that they apply for and obtain retrospective listed buildings consent.