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.
Thank you for taking the time to visit my site, I hope you find it time well spent. As the name suggests, this site is all about conveyancing. It is a work in progress and I suppose given the size and changing nature of the subject it always will be. The idea is to create as comprehensive a conveyancing manual as possible. I've tried to produce something that can be useful to anyone interested in conveyancing, whether you are a practising conveyancer, student, DIY conveyancer or just someone trying to better understand what is happening in his or her own transaction. I'll let you be the judge of whether I've succeeded!
A brief note on the structure of the site. It is broken down into a number of articles which explain particular aspects of the process in detail. Each article is designed so that it can either stand alone (if you are just interested in that specific topic) or to tie in with other articles if you are looking for a broader guide to the conveyancing process for a particular type of transaction.
Like many current conveyancers, I didn't get into conveyancing via the traditional law degree to LPC to training contract to solicitor route. Instead I started out as an office junior/general dogsbody and worked my way from there. What surprised me as I started to learn the trade was how little my contemporaries really understood about the law. They generally knew what to do in a particular situation but they rarely knew why. So I might ask my team leader, “The seller's solicitor says he doesn't need to provide planning permission for this extension built 5 years ago, is this right?” and the answer would be “yes”. It's basically the right answer but then when I asked “Why is that?” the answer would be “dunno, it's just what Jim told me” (I never worked with a Jim, I just don't want to discuss real people). I was never satisfied with this, so I started looking for answers elsewhere. What I found on the internet was not very much. So back in 2007 after I'd been doing the job for 5 years and figured I had something to offer, I decided to create this site .