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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Selling my propoerty with a date of entry for the new buyers on 05/06/15. On that date, i was informed that i had to wait a week to collect my cheque for the sale. My mortgage redemption date was 05/06/15 however this was not settled by my solicitor until the sale cheque had cleared. THis resulted in ME being charged 7 days interest charge. Is this correct and why should i be paying this charge?
Any help would be gratefully received
If the property you sold was in England or Wales then your solicitors should have insisted on having cleared funds from the buyer's solicitors on completion and should not have completed until they had cleared funds. It is normal practice and has been so for decades for the buyer's solicitors to transfer the funds by CHAPS transfer (which is a same day electronic transfer) to the seller's solicitors. The mortgage is then repaid by the same method on the same day. You should ask for a full explanation as to why completion was allowed to take place without your solicitors being in receipt of cleared funds and you should ask for compensation equal to the extra interest. This assumes of course that you had not been made aware of the planned arrangement in advance and given your informed consent.
The property was sold in Scotland. Does this change the outcome of the above
Possibly. This site is about English law and Scotland has its own laws and procedures.