The Legal Aspect and Conveyancing

The term conveyancing basically refers to the legal work regarding transferring the ownership of your property from you to your chosen buyer. Their solicitor/ legal conveyancer will do the following:

  • Check the title deeds of the property to ensure it really belongs to the you;
  • Establishing the property’s legal boundaries;
  • Put together a list of fixtures, fittings and contents to establish what is to be included in the sale;
  • Prepare an enquiry form for the you to fill in concerning material or structural defects you may be are aware of;
  • Survey local authority plans for details on upcoming developments that could influence the property’s value;
  • Negotiate with you to change the offer if substantial repairs are needed;
  • Edit the draft contract for sale prepared by the vendor’s solicitor.
Exchange of contracts:
  • Arrange the date for the completion and the exchange of contracts;
  • Hand over the deposit;
  • Sign the mortgage deed;
  • Perform final searches.
  • Hand over the keys and title deeds;
  • Pay stamp fees;
  • Record the transfer at HM Land Registry for certification.
Your representative should liaise with the buyers representative to ensure that all of this happens on a timely basis.