Whether you are buying, selling or remortgaging your property you need to appoint a conveyancer to oversee the legal requirements. The conveyancing process starts when an offer is made on a property.
Conveyancers ensure that the mortgage lender and the purchaser has all the relevant information about the property and can obtain a good title to the property.
They also undertake searches to reveal any potential problems that may affect the future value of the property including live applications for nearby developments, mining activity and restrictive covenants.
They carry out on your behalf the payment of fees at the end of the transaction for example stamp duty and register any new owners with the Land Registry.
It is always a good idea to appoint a conveyancer as soon as possible and check their charges upfront, this way the maximum paperwork can be sorted in advance. The charges will typically include fees for the conveyancer’s time, telephone, internet charges, letters and indemnity fee.
The Financial Conduct Authority does not regulate Conveyancing activites.