You want to move house but have heard terrifying stories of long, dragged-out processes caused by conveyancing issues.
Don’t want the hassle of going to multiple companies to arrange everything?
Conveyancing is a necessary process in both buying or selling property. A professional conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor helps with the settlement and title transfer process by ensuring that their client is meeting all legal obligations and that their client’s rights are protected during this transaction.
Conveyancing involves the legal transfer of home ownership from the seller to you, the buyer. The process starts when your offer on a house is accepted, and finishes when you receive the keys.
The time frame from first instructing a conveyancer to actually moving into your new home typically takes somewhere between eight and twelve weeks.
However, it’s important to remember that this is just an average, and can be much quicker or slower depending on the complexity of the chain and how quick everyone returns their completed paperwork.
Legal fees are typically £550-£1,500 (+VAT at 20%). They will also do local searches, a search pack fee is £130 (+ VAT) to check whether there are any local plans or problems. (Figures based 21/1/19)