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Conveyancing Guides

Owain Banfield
Written by Owain Banfield
6th November 2018 (Last updated on Friday 15th February 2019)

As all homeowners know, the conveyancing process can get confusing. What actually happens on the day of completion, what's the actual difference between freehold and leasehold properties, and what exactly is Stamp Duty? Luckily, Compare My Move are here to explain all you need to know about conveyancing. 

From how to choose your conveyancer to how much the service costs, this series of guides explain all you need to know about selling and buying a house. Plus, we cover the basics such as mortgages and protecting yourself from housing scams.

How to Find a Conveyancer or Solicitor

Finding the right conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer will make for a speedy and simple exchange of contracts, here's our top tips for finding and hiring the right conveyancer for your move.

Read About Finding a Conveyancer

What is Conveyancing?

What's conveyancing, who does it, and how much does it cost? In this guide, Compare My Move explain all the vital information about conveyancing.

Read the Guide to Conveyancing

How Much are Conveyancing Costs in 2019?

Compare My Move breakdown all of the costs involved in the house buying and selling process, and how much you can expect to pay your conveyancer. 

Read About Conveyancing Costs

What Are Conveyancing Searches?

We've compiled a guide with everything you need to know about conveyancing searches, from what they actually are to how much they cost. 

Read About Conveyancing Searches

Exchanging of Contracts 

Compare My Move have created this guide featuring everything you need to know about exchanging contracts.

Read About Exchanging Contracts

What Happens on Completion Day?

The day of completion can be a complicated and stressful day, so it is vital to be prepared. This guide gives you a timeline of everything that happens on completion day.

Read About Completion Day

What is Stamp Duty?

Compare My Move explain all you need to know about Stamp Duty, including how much it costs, when it has to be paid, and how to get a refund.

Read the Guide on Stamp Duty

What is Online Conveyancing?

Compare My Move explore the benefits and negatives of using an online conveyancing service compared to a traditional conveyancer.

Read About Online Conveyancing

What is a Mortgage?

We've put together the ultimate guide on everything you need to know about mortgages, from how to apply for a mortgage to the different types of mortgage. 

Read What is a Mortgage

How Long Does it Take to Move House From Start to Finish?

From applying for a mortgage to the conveyancing process, we've put together this guide on how long it takes to move house.

Read How Long Does it Take to Move House

When Should You Leave the Property?

Knowing when is best to leave the property can be tricky. We've put together this guide to help, covering everything from leaving the house before completion day to what is the best time to leave.

Read When Should You Leave the Property

How to Buy a House: The House Buying Process Explained

Buying a house is the biggest purchase most of us will ever make, so it's important you know exactly how the process works. We've put together this article to guide you through the steps of buying a house. 

Read How to Buy a House

What is Shared Ownership?

This guide will cover everything you need to know about shared ownership, from the advantages and disadvantages, to who is eligible to apply for the shared ownership scheme. 

Read What is Shared Ownership 

Making an Offer on a House: How to Get your Offer Accepted

We’ve put together this guide on everything you need to know about making an offer on a house, from how much to offer to how to get your offer accepted, we’ve covered it all.

Read Making an Offer on a House