Conveyancing is the technical term for the transfer of a legal title of property from one person to another. Conveyancing can also mean the granting of a mortgage. Conveyancing your house sale or purchase can be a daunting process for many homeowners.

It’s an important step, as conveyancing is a necessary part of the moving process and ensures everything that happens is legally compliant and will be fully accepted by the relevant authorities.

Here are a few common questions that our Conveyancing Solicitors receive:

“When should I contact a Conveyancing Team?”
You should contact a Conveyancing solicitor as soon as you know you’re moving. It allows you to get yourself used to the conveyancing process and how it works. It’s also important to start the conveyancing process as soon as possible because the process takes between 8 and 12 weeks – barring any delays.

“Is there anything I have to do?”
Whilst the majority of the conveyancing process is handled by our conveyancing solicitors, you do have some obligations. One of the most prominent will be signing and returning your conveyancing contract, which we recommend doing as quickly as possible so as to not slow down the overall conveyancing process. Talking with our conveyancing solicitors in the early stages is a great way to find out exactly what will be happening and what you will need to do – that way there won’t be any surprises along the way.

“How much will it cost?”
Conveyancing fees depend on the type of property that you are selling or purchasing. If your property is leasehold, or your case is unorthodox, you will pay more.