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Conveyancing 101: Understanding the Basics

Conveyancing 101: Understanding the Basics

#Introduction to Conveyancing

Are you considering buying or selling a property? Understanding the fundamentals of conveyancing is essential, especially if you are a first-time homebuyer. So, what exactly is conveyancing, and why is it important?

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property ownership from one party to another. The conveyancing process starts once an offer to purchase a property has been accepted, and ends when the transfer of ownership has been registered with HM Land Registry. Whether you are buying or selling a property, you will need to instruct a conveyancer to advise you, oversee the legal requirements, and ensure the smooth running of the transaction.

The Role of Conveyancers

Conveyancers are solicitors or lawyers specialising in conveying the legal and equitable title in property and/or land from one party to another. They play a pivotal role in this process. They act as intermediaries between the buyer and seller, to protect their client’s interests. Conveyancers manage the various legal aspects of property transfer, including the preparation of the contract and transfer deed, reviewing and advising on the title and property searches, overseeing the financial transactions, transferring the title, and registering the change of ownership with HM Land Registry.

The conveyancing process offers legal safeguards for both buyers and sellers. It ensures all legal obligations are met, reducing the risk of complications, disputes, or even fraud. Conveyancers ensure the buyer is getting the property with a clean title and won’t inherit any undisclosed debts or liabilities. When acting for the seller, they ensure that the seller receives all of the net proceeds of sale that they are entitled to.

Understanding the basics of conveyancing is the first step to ensuring a smooth property transfer. In our next post, we will explore the conveyancing process. Stay tuned for more insights on this essential aspect of real estate. If you have questions about conveyancing, feel free to reach out to our team on 0161 928 3201 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for expert guidance.

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