Conveyancing is the legal term for transferring ownership of a property from one person to another. The process is handled by your conveyancer or solicitor who will take care of all the legal tasks associated with selling or buying a property.
When acting on behalf of a seller, a conveyancer will look after drafting the sale contract. Various modifications are likely to be made to the contract, and your conveyancer’s role will include tasks such as: negotiating which fixtures and fittings will be included in the sales price, or resolving any issues raised after the buyer completes a survey of the property.
The conveyancer will also manage the collection and transfer of funds. There are a lot of moving parts when it comes to selling a home. Mortgages, loans, and outstanding bills are all part of the process. Your chosen legal representative is responsible for looking after money matters from start to finish.
On average the conveyancing process takes 2-3 months to complete. However, this can change depending on factors such as where your property is located and whether your buyer needs to arrange a mortgage.
Our nifty online calculator uses data from 23,375,222 property sales to estimate how long conveyancing will take for you.
To avoid delays, choose a conveyancing professional with a good reputation for communication and personal service. It’s usually a good idea to appoint a legal professional at around the same time as you choose your estate agent.
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