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.
References to "we", "us" and "our" in these Terms and Conditions are to DGPS Partnership LLP. References to "you" or "your" in these Terms and Conditions are to you as a user of the
Websites and Services.
"Our Material" means content, data and materials delivered to you as part of the Services (whether on a computer screen, in email or paper format) or contained in the Websites, including the website design, text and graphics, and their selection and arrangement, and all software compilations, underlying source code and software and applets.
"Services" means the services and facilities that we make available to you on the Websites and/or via an authorised Third Party Website from time to time and "Service" shall be interpreted accordingly.
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"Third Party Content" means content and material (including but not limited to information, reviews, comment and opinion) belonging to a third party provider of products and/or services.
"Third Party Website" means the website of a third party which is linked to or from the
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“Websites” means our websites listed in the section headed “Important information about these Terms and Conditions” below, and any replacement website(s) we may use from time to time. “Website” shall have the meaning given in the terms and conditions specific to the Service you receive.
"Your Data" means information and data you have provided to us on or in connection with the Websites and/or Services, which may from time to time include Personal Data as defined by the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended).
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2.2 While we try to ensure that the Websites are functioning correctly, this may not always be achievable. We do not guarantee that the Websites or Services will be available all the time or at any specific time. They may be temporarily suspended if our computer systems used to provide the Websites or Services are under repair or maintenance or are otherwise unavailable.
2.3 We do not guarantee that the Websites will be compatible with all or any hardware and software which you may use. For example, the Websites may not display or operate correctly if you access them using a mobile phone or similar device.
2.4 We take steps to ensure that the Websites and Our Material are free from computer viruses and other harmful computer programs. However, we cannot guarantee this due to the nature of the Internet. You are advised to use appropriate firewall and anti-virus software to protect your computer and data.
2.5 We use reasonable skill and care in the sourcing and supply of the information which is made available to you on or in connection with the Websites or Services. However, in the case of information we obtain from third party sources (including the details supplied by you); we cannot guarantee that any of that information is correct, accurate, complete, error free or up-to-date.
2.6 Nothing provided by us on or in connection with the Websites or Services (including but not limited to specimen documents we provide and replies to questions given via our question and answer forum) is, or shall be deemed to constitute legal or other advice. The information we provide is not intended to be relied on by you in making (or refraining from making) any specific decision or to replace independent professional advice. Any and all information provided by us on or in connection the Website is for general information purposes only. We recommend that you always seek the advice of a lawyer before commencing legal proceedings including entering into a conveyancing transaction.
2.7 Except for the commitments we expressly make in these Terms and Conditions and any additional commitments arising out of your consumer rights granted by law, we do not make any other commitments or warranties about the Websites or the Services.
3. Our liability to you
3.1 For further information about your legal rights and how they may be affected by these Terms and Conditions including this section on our liability to you, we advise you to contact your local Citizens Advice Bureau. If any problems arise with your use of the Websites or Services please contact us as soon as possible.
3.2 Nothing in these Terms and Conditions excludes or limits our liability in respect of (a) death or personal injury caused by our negligence, (b) our fraud or (c) any other matter which it would be illegal for us to exclude or limit or to attempt to exclude or limit our liability
3.3 We are not responsible to you for any loss or damage suffered by you which was not a reasonably foreseeable or obvious consequence of us breaching these Terms and Conditions - for example, if you and we could not have anticipated those losses before or when you accessed the Websites or used the Services or it was not obvious that those losses would result.
3.4 We are not responsible to you for losses which you suffer due to any events beyond our reasonable control.
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3.6 Unless we have been negligent then we are not responsible to you for any damage caused to any hardware or software used to access, use or download the Services.
To the full extent permitted by law, we accept no liability for any loss, effect, reaction or subsequent result which may arise as a result of reliance on the information given on the Websites or use of the Services
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5. We are not Lawyers
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Pricing and payment
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8.5 None of Our Material or the Third Party Content contained in the Websites may be reproduced or redistributed without our prior written permission, except that you may download or print copies for your own personal non-commercial use.
9. Privacy of Your Data
10. Ending the Services
10.1 You are free to stop using the Websites and any optional features of the Services at any time.
10.2 Please note, because we begin to set up and provide the Services immediately following your request, you will not be permitted to cancel the Services under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
In accordance with the Consumer Contracts (Information Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 as you are downloading digital content you are required to waive your right to a 14 day cancellation period or else we must wait 14 days from receipt of payment to deliver your order. By agreeing to these terms and conditions you are hereby agreeing to waive your right to a 14 day cancellation period
10.3 We may terminate or suspend your access to log-in areas of the Websites and/or your use of any of the Services without notifying you if in our view there has been a serious failure by you to comply with your responsibilities in these Terms and Conditions (for example non-payment or misuse of the Website or Our Materials or for fraud). If we do so, we may delete our records of your registration details and Your Data without liability to you.
11. Third Party Websites and Content
11.1 The Websites may contain links to other websites and Third Party Content in respect of products and services, either directly or indirectly through frames. Where possible, we will make it clear where such links are being made. We are not responsible for Third Party Content or the availability of Third Party Websites.
11.2 You can make requests for and purchase a number of products and services on Third Party Websites via our Websites. Please be aware that such products and services are not provided by us and are provided by third parties over whom we have no control.
11.3 We do not endorse or take responsibility for any Third Party Content or any offers, arranging or advice (including but not limited to the comment, opinions, or recommendations) provided by third parties. You will need to validate the information and check the details of what is being offered by such third parties for yourself.
11.4 Third Party Content and third party products and services available on the Websites or linked to from the Websites are subject to the separate terms and conditions and privacy policies of the relevant third party (in the case of privacy policies where the third party is collecting information from you, otherwise, where we collect information from you then our relevant privacy policies will apply). You should check them on the relevant Third Party Website and ensure that you are comfortable with them (and take legal advice if necessary) before making any application for the third party’s products or services. We are not responsible for any arrangements or agreements made between you and the relevant third party and they are entered into at your sole risk and expense.
11.5 Information about third party products and/or services made available to you on or in connection with the Websites or on a Third Party Website is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the products and/or services that could be available to you.
11.6 Where authorised by us from time to time, certain of our Services may be made available to you by our selected third party partners via their Third Party Websites. These Terms and Conditions will apply to your use of any such Services and will form a contract between you and us in respect of those Services.
12.1 In the unlikely event that you have cause to complain about any of our Services, our contact details can be found on the relevant Website.
13. Changes to these Terms and Conditions
13.1 Sometimes, because of changes to the Websites or Services, changes in the law or our arrangements with third parties, we may have to make changes to these Terms and Conditions. You can tell when changes have been made by checking the version and date on which they were last modified indicated at the start of these Terms and Conditions.
13.2 We will not notify you individually of any changes in these Terms and Conditions. It is therefore important that you check these Terms and Conditions regularly and in particular on each occasion when you request Services.
14. Other important information
14.1 These Terms and Conditions are a contract between you and us and form the entire agreement between us. No-one except us and you has any right to enforce these Terms and Conditions by virtue of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
14.2 You may not transfer any or all of the rights granted to you under these Terms and
Conditions to any other person.
14.3 We may in our discretion discontinue or modify any of the Websites or Services at any time. We will try to ensure that any such discontinuation or modification does not materially adversely affect the nature of the Services provided to you.
14.4 You must not create hypertext links to the Websites without our prior written permission.
14.5 All communications between us will be conducted in the English language.
14.6 Any notices we send to you will be sent to the most recent e-mail address or postal address provided to us by you.
14.7 English law applies to these Terms and Conditions. If any disputes arise between you and us in relation to these Terms and Conditions and you want to take court proceedings, you must do so in the English courts unless you reside in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, in which case you may do so in the courts of the country in which you reside.