Conveyancing FAQs

We have answered our most frequently asked questions below. If you don’t find the information you need please feel free to get in touch and one of our conveyancing experts will get back to you as soon as we can.

  • We will always discuss with you the approximate length of time it will take to complete the process. This can vary depending on the number of sales involved in the chain, surveys, enquiries and mortgage offers, but the average time is between 6-12 weeks, although it can sometimes be quicker.

  • When you buy or sell a property, the buyer and seller each sign a copy of the contract which details the terms of the agreement. Once both parties are happy to proceed and have signed to say so, the contracts are literally ‘exchanged’ between the parties’ solicitors. At this point the sale and purchase is legally binding on the parties. The contract will also state the completion date.

  • This will often depend on the price and location of the property. As well as legal fees, there are the costs of searches, Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty Land Tax to consider. We are always happy to give you an estimate of the likely costs upfront, so you are fully aware of everything and can budget accordingly.

  • Essentially ‘conveyancing’ is the transfer of the legal ownership of a property from one person to another. As part of this process it is necessary to carefully check the title to make sure there are no hidden surprises. In addition, a variety of searches are carried out to make sure everything is as it should be. We will also liaise with your mortgage company where they are providing funds for the purchase. Once we are sure that everything is in order and that you are happy to proceed we can proceed to ‘exchange contracts’ and fix a ‘completion date’.

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