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 a short lease and I cannot sell my property. I cannot afford the lease extension. The landlord has agreed to extend the lease at the point that I have a buyer if I undertake to pay for the extension out of the sale proceeds. How would this work from a conveyancing standpoint?
This is very common with lease extensions. You advertise the property as having the new term on the lease rather than the current short lease. You tell any potential buyer that the lease is to be extended as part of the sale process and you will be paying the premium from the sale proceeds. When you have a buyer you ask the freeholder to prepare a draft new lease. He will instruct a solicitor to draft the papers. Meanwhile you instruct a solicitor to deal with the sale and liaise with the landlord's solicitor and your buyer instructs hos own solicitor as normal. The landlord's solicitor will probably work on the basis that he gets paid whether or not the matter proceeds and as you will be paying his fee, you will need to pay some money to your solicitor up front which he will hold and will pay to the landlord's solicitor either on completion or if the matter falls through. Other than that it is just a normal sale.