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What is Conveyancing?

We help reduce the stress of your home move by keeping you informed and working closely with the other professionals - eg estate agents, mortgage lenders, other solicitors - so that the conveyancing process is as easy for you as we can make it. For more than 30 years, literally thousands of people like you have been helped to move home by Lawson-West. As successfully re-accredited members of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme, we are recognised as providing a quality residential conveyancing service.

Conveyancing is the legal process by which home ownership is transferred from the seller to the buyer. You can do your own conveyancing. However, mortgage lenders usually insist that a solicitor does the conveyancing and most sellers would refuse to sell to a buyer who is not using a solicitor for fear of the conveyancing being incomplete.

For Sellers, a conveyancing solicitor checks the buyer pays the agreed price and takes on all your responsibilities. This involves carrying out searches, checking title, relevant inquiries and checking the mortgage offer (or finance for a cash buyer), is in place before exchange of contracts. After exchange of contracts, the solicitor drafts the transfer and raises requisitions on title, final searches and, after completion, stamp duty, land tax and registration of title.

For Buyers, a conveyancing solicitor checks the seller is the owner, that you buy with no nasty surprises after completion and that the home is fit for purpose. This involves preparing contract and title, replying to inquiries, taking final instructions before exchange of contracts. After exchange of contracts, the solicitor approves the transfer.

Exchange of contracts is the most important part of conveyancing as it commits both buyer and seller to the transaction and is usually the time when the moving date is agreed. So it is vital that your conveyancing solicitor can work closely with others involved to ensure you get the moving date that you want.

We deal with all types of residential property from houses (both new and not so new) to leasehold flats, apartments and maisonettes. We are confident that our experienced team of case handlers and specialist property lawyers will provide you with an excellent level of legal conveyancing service as well as dealing with all the legal problems that can arise - click on Don't take our word for it... to see what our other clients say about our conveyancing service.

Whether you are buying, selling or both - call us today for a competitive conveyancing quote on 0116 212 1000.