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 recently purchased a flat (leasehold) and I have used a local solicitor as a conveyance agent. Upon the completion I have received a copy of the lease which is signed by myself and the solicitors I have used, but not by the other side, which is Rochdale Boroughwide Council. In addition to that I have been issued land registry documents which consist of:
1) Copy of register of the title,
2) Title plan (an ordnance survey map)
This is a first occasion I am buying a property. My solicitors insist these are all the documents I should get, but I am not convinced. Could you please advise me If the lease should be signed by both sides and should I get the property deeds since it has been paid off fully.
Thank you for your time,
Title deeds as you probably imagine them have been replaced by a system of electronic registration, the register being held by the Land Registry. This means that you no longer prove ownership by being I possession of the deeds but rather, by showing you are the person named as the Registered Proprietor on the electronic register. The "register of title" you refer to is a print out of the electronic register so check section B and make sure your name appears. You would normally have received the lease signed by the council and they would have the copy signed by you but it doesn't really matter as the original will have been lodged with the Land Registry. For a purchase from the council you would probably not receive anything else so your solicitor is correct.