A solicitor will keep you informed throughout the process and will notify you when you are required to sign documentation to avoid delays to your move. Paperwork delays are a common problem in house moving chains and an effective property lawyer will help avoid hold-ups.
Conveyancing is the legal side of selling or buying a property. It’s all about transferring ownership from the seller to the buyer, and involves taking care of the legal tasks that are part of buying or selling a property.
The tasks they need to complete vary depending on whether they're representing the seller or the buyer. There is usally more work required by the buyer, so the buyer will pay a higher fee than the seller. For the purpose of this guide, we only include the tasks relevant to sellers. This includes:
On average the conveyancing process can take 2-3 months to complete. However this can change depending on factors such as where your property is located and whether your buyer needs a mortgage.