The Introduction Of Electronic Signatures By HM Land Registry

As with most industries, conveying has, over the years, made big strides to move with the times and adapt to people’s wants and needs. Yet, it remains that some practices still seem frustratingly out of date and laborious to house buyers and sellers. Thankfully a recent announcement by HM Land Registry could see a big…

Your Top Conveyancing Questions Answered

As the UK’s biggest direct conveyancing firm we often are faced with many queries about our services and conveyancing in general. Therefore, we’ve pulled together our handy guide to break down the most frequently asked questions to bust any myths surrounding the property buying and selling process. What does conveyancer mean? A conveyancer is a…

Mini Budget, Housing Market Analysis – July 2020

As part of the Chancellor’s ‘mini-budget’ announcements, there were two housing-related points raised in a bid to help a housing-led economic recovery. First of all – SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) Stamp duty is the tax paid on purchasing properties or land and more specifically this applies to those properties in England and Northern Ireland….

How have the logistics changed in conveyancing since COVID-19

The housing market, like most industries, has gone through the rigmarole since COVID-19 in adapting how it operates to abide by the latest government regulations. This has not only affected estate agents, mortgage lenders but the conveyancing process too. If you’re about the begin the journey of buying and/or selling a property take a look…

Conveyancing fees explained

A lot of property buyers, if not already, become sticklers for detail when they embark on their journey to homeownership and for good reason. Having a detailed understanding of your outgoings and the costs involved can make a large amount of money being spent on a home seem less overwhelming. From your deposit to a…

Conveyancing searches (Property searches) part 2

As we previously discussed in our first conveyancing searches article there are several searches your licensed conveyancer will undertake in their preliminary research on the property you’re purchasing. While these can uncover a great deal of information about the property, your conveyancer may recommend additional searches to check against any unseen risks against the property….

Conveyancing searches (property searches)

When it comes to buying a property, before you exchange on it and therefore are legally bound to complete the transaction, your licensed conveyancer will endeavour to find out as much about it as possible. These enquiries are known as ‘searches’ and will hopefully paint a picture about the property itself, the land it lays…

DIY Conveyancing

Moving home is a huge financial expense and many buyers and sellers will do their due diligence to look at all the associated costs to try and find ways in which they can save money on their move. While many wouldn’t consider taking on the legal transfer of ownership of a property themselves – for…

When to instruct a conveyancer

The purchase and sale of a property is very much a case of spinning lots of plates and it can feel overwhelming at times. There’s no clear cut road map at which point you have to do something but having a basic understanding of the various milestones along the journey will help keep things on…