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Our conveyancing solicitors can help with your house purchase

Once you’ve picked the perfect house, we know you just want the legal side sorted. We can match you with the perfect conveyancing solicitor to do just that.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal work that takes place when you buy a house or building. It starts when you agree to take ownership and ends when all paperwork has been completed and the title of the property is transferred to you.  With the average house price in the UK being £228,384 (June 2018), it's important that such a big investment is done right.

There's usually a couple of months of legalities and paperwork to plough through before your purchase goes through.  We can help with the whole process online.

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What does a conveyancer do?

There’s all kinds of official paperwork that needs to be done when buying a house. A conveyancer, whether that’s a solicitor or licensed conveyancer, will carry out these complicated processes for you.

They’ll also check the things you might not know how to do – such as putting searches into the local authorities – to ensure every part of your purchase goes smoothly and you don’t stumble into unexpected issues during or after the process.

Why choose First4Lawyers?

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What are the stages involved?

The first step for the conveyancer will be to draw up the terms of engagement, which outlines the service they’ll provide, along with the fees.

They will then contact the seller’s solicitor to get the building's titles and other official documents. 

Property searches will take up a part of your conveyancer’s time, as they perform local authority searches, the Land Registry, flood risk, water authority, chancel repair, environmental search, and any local-specific checks – like mining searches.

Your conveyancer will also contact your mortgage provider, to see you have the funds available in line with the offer you made. They will write up relevant contracts and arrange for you and the seller to sign them.

They will then exchange contracts, and register property ownership with Land Registry.

When this is completed, they’ll help with the overall completion and tie up any lose ends, such as paying Stamp Duty Land Tax.

I'd like to get in touch with a conveyancer - what do I do next?

Make sure you appoint an experienced property solicitor as soon as possible. Waiting until the last minute can delay a long house buying process even more.

A good conveyancer will help make the whole process less stressful and less expensive in the long run.

At First4Lawyers we’ll ensure you have reliable, stress-free conveyancing for your all-important house purchase.

You can contact us now at the top of the screen, or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you best.

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