Mon 20 May 2019
Lee Whitelock, Director MNAEA
What Does Conveyancing Involve?Conveyancing comprises the transfer of home ownership from a seller to a buyer. The process begins when the seller accepts an offer and ends when the buyer acquires the keys to their new property. Conveyancers carry out property searches on behalf of a buyer and are responsible for providing legal contracts and advice.
Who Carries Out the Conveyancing?
According to law, homebuyers can carry out the conveyancing themselves, which may be referred to as DIY conveyancing. Yet, the process is complicated and buyers are at risk of hindering their rights as a property owner if they fail to conduct a vital search, for example.
Thus, conveyancing usually falls on either a conveyancing solicitor or a licensed conveyancer. Conveyancing solicitors are fully qualified to conduct conveyancing on behalf of a buyer and have a wider knowledge of many legal aspects. Licensed conveyancers are specialist lawyers who only deal in property law and conveyancing.
What Are the Duties of a Conveyancing Solicitor?The duties of a conveyancing solicitor are plentiful. Here is a breakdown of their duties during the whole process:
- Legal Contracts
- Property Searches
- Contract Signing
- Exchange of Contracts
- Exchange to Completion
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