Buying and Selling
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A professional conveyancer will undertake vital parts of the buying and selling process, including the exchange of contracts, the transfer of property ownership, perform property searches, and pay Stamp Duty on your behalf. A property is one of the biggest investments you'll likely make, so it's vital that the somewhat complex process is performed correctly.
A licensed Conveyancer or Conveyancing Solicitor will deal with all aspects of the legal paperwork involved when selling or buying your home.
Conveyancing is a fully regulated industry, meaning you should expect absolute professionalism at all times from your Licensed Conveyancer or Property Solicitor. Fully insured, a specialist in property law will guide you through the buying and selling process professionally and efficiently.
Licensed Conveyancers are closely regulated by the CLC and Conveyancing Solicitors are regulated by the SRA. In Scotland solicitors are regulated by the LSS, and in Northern Ireland by the LSNI. Each regulatory body ensures only truly professional (and fully insured) practitioners, so you can expect the same high quality customer service from both.
The Conveyancer covers all legal aspects of a house sale spanning the contracts to completion day.
Alongside providing important legal advice, your conveyancer will:
Perform local authority searches
Conveyancing searches reveal important information such as planning history
Arrange payment of Stamp Duty
The cost of this tax is relative to your house price
Pay Land Registry fees
Updating the registered ownership and paying the related fees
Transfer funds from buyer to seller
The funds are safe and secure with a regulated conveyancer.
Draw up or check contracts
This ensures all documents are correct and legal
The exchange of contracts legally binds the deal
When it comes to hiring a Licensed Conveyancer to take you through the buying or selling process, comparing costs and services is vital.
Much of the cost you’ll pay is made up of fees paid to third parties by your conveyancer, known as ‘disbursements’. These are generally fixed or are relative to your house price, so will generally be the same with different conveyancers.
It is the legal fees charged by the conveyancer or solicitor that will differ across the industry, and should be the main focus of your comparison.
This part of the overall Conveyancing cost can range from £400 to £1,600 or more, so comparison is important. Read our guide for a full breakdown of conveyancing fees.
Always ask for a full breakdown of the the Conveyancing costs and legal fees, and a description of services. By comparing up to 4 Conveyancers with Compare My Move, you’ll get a good idea of the best prices.
Some conveyancers offer a fixed fee for their service which may be cheaper, but this could be for a stripped-down range of services. As always, it’s a juggling of need and budget, so ensure you’re fully aware of all of the services you require.
Both Licensed Conveyancers and Property Solicitors will be specialists in property law, so to most home buyers or sellers there will be no distinction.
Licensed Conveyancers focus entirely on property law, whereas solicitors are likely to be multidisciplinary. This may lead to a higher cost and longer turnaround when using a solicitor, though this extended expertise suit a property transfer fraught with litigation or disputes with other areas of law. Whichever you choose, make sure you get a full rundown of the costs involved. We can help you compare quotes to ensure you get both the best service and the best price for your budget.