What is a conveyancer?
Conveyancers are solicitors who specialise in property law and are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) in England and Wales. When a property is bought or sold, the legal ownership – sometimes called the title – must transfer from the seller to the buyer. This process is known as conveyancing and can take about three months, sometimes even longer, depending on how many parties are involved in the chain.
What’s involved in the conveyancing process?
The conveyancing process starts when an offer is made on a property. The sellers solicitor then draws up a draft contract, which will detail the price, the boundaries, any fixtures and fittings, planning restrictions and so on.
Your conveyancer will then conduct a number of local authority searches such as a drainage search, an environmental search and a planning search. A copy of the Title of Deeds held by the Land Registry will also be requested. Along with an anti-money laundering check, a bankruptcy search, a property fraud check etc. A number of enquiries will be raised between the buyer and sellers conveyancer and when all parties are happy with the terms, they will sign and exchange contracts. Followed by legal completion, at which stage the buyer can collect the key and move in.
How much are conveyancing fees?
Costs vary significantly between conveyancers. Our conveyancing fees are competitively low in line with our low estate agency fees. Further benefits include:-
– No completion, No legal fee guarantee
– Low fixed Fees – No hidden fees – All costs included in the quote
– Track progress of your case 24/7 plus email alerts when key milestones are met
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