What are enquiries?

Property sales and purchases are taking longer because the market is so busy right now. One of the elements which can take a while is the “enquiries” stage. Let our short video demystify this part of the process for you: What are conveyancing enquires and how do they fit into the home moving process? Conveyancing…

Moving Home During Lockdown 2.0

On Saturday 31st October 2020 it was announced that England would go into its second lockdown since the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the announcement dealing a second blow to many sectors being told to close their doors for another four weeks, at minimum, the housing market was left wondering where it stood. Luckily it wasn’t…

Explaining exchange and completion

To claim the SDLT exemption, you need to complete by 31 March, but what do the terms “completion” and “exchange” actually mean? At any point up to exchange of contracts, the agreement to buy or sell a property is not legally binding. This means the seller or buyer can withdraw from the transaction at any…

Moving home – what are the current guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues the UK has been through many changes since the initial lockdown was imposed at the end of March. This may leave you wondering what the current rules are on buying/selling a property, including visiting estate agents, house viewings and instructing tradespeople to quote on prospective work. Here, we have pulled…

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 Yet, it remains that some practices still seem frustratingly out of date and laborious to house buyers and sellers.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…