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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We completed on our house a month ago and have received a letter from our buyers solicitor advising that there was a dispute with a tree at the property I have sold, and as such they have had to receive a quote to remove the tree. Now I have never had a dispute with the neighbour, after we exchanged and before we completed he asked that we pay for his fence as he said our tree was causing damage. We had it checked and was told the tree had not caused any damage it was due to the fence's height (8ft) and years of being moved by the wind. (The fence is 70ft long). We declined to pay for the fence on this ground (and it wasn't ours). Now we are being told we did not declare a dispute? Can anyone advise on this please?
Secondly the house we sold had an electric cable running from the roof of the property to the garage providing power. Many, if not all of the houses down that road had similar set up. The wire was old and had been patched up a couple of times before we brought the property, the buyer when viewing commented it looked an eyesore. The buyers solicitor has now said that within a fortnight of them moving in the property narrowly avoided a house fire because of this cable. Now this cable is highly visible, and in my eyes should have been picked up by the surveyor if deemed a risk.
Could you please advise if you think I am liable for either of these things?
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