The term conveyancing refers to all the legal and administrative work associated with transferring the ownership of land or buildings from one person to another.
The conveyancing process begins after you have had an offer accepted on a property. It ends once the final contracts have been signed and the money has been transferred to complete the purchase.
All solicitors are qualified to undertake work of this kind.
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One of the first things a solicitor or conveyancer will do when instructed is to conduct vital searches with organisations such as local authorities and utility companies to ensure that there are no building plans afoot – a wind farm next door, for example.
These searches will also reveal if there are sewers running close to the property, if the area is categorised as a flood risk and whether it has any financial liabilities hanging over it from past inhabitants.
Your Conveyancing Solicitor will also advise you of any "incurred costs" such as stamp duty, check the contracts drawn up by the seller’s solicitor or conveyancer – which set out vital details such as the sale price and the property boundaries – and liaise with your mortgage lender to ensure it has all the information it needs to proceed.
Once the process is at an end, he or she will also pay all the related fees on your behalf (with money you have transferred to the company account) and register you as the new owners of the property with the Land Registry.
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