Conveyancing, Conveyancing, Conveyancing - What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is simply the legal side of buying or selling your home. Indeed, conveyancing is legal term you are very unlikely to hear unless you are actively involved in the house buying process. Perhaps you have come across this article because a friend has mentioned the word conveyancing or because your estate agent or mortgage broker have told you, you need to find a conveyancer.

Well do not panic – yes if you are buying or selling a house you will become intimately acquainted with conveyancing , but it is very simple to understand the basics.

So, what exactly is conveyancing?

Well, as I said earlier conveyancing is the legal side of buying or selling your home and more specifically is the transfer of legal title of property from one person to another. The majority of the time this is conducted by a legal professional, either a fully qualified lawyer or solicitor, or a legally trained conveyancer. You are even able to do your own conveyancing although not many opt for this – the conveyancing process may not be the most complicated part of the legal profession, however, it is still fraught with legal jargon and acts dating back centuries, which may become overwhelming if you don’t know what you are doing and of course any mistakes could become very costly in the future.

Most people decide to choose a lawyer as with a lawyer you know you are using a fully trained legal professional. For the best service choose a lawyer which only works within the conveyancing industry. Doing this means very little is unlikely to come up in your transaction, which they haven’t seen before.

I would also recommend thinking very carefully about which lawyer you choose. After all the outgoings associated with buying or selling property many people choose conveyancing to try and save a few pennies, but remember you will be working with very closely with your lawyer for a number of weeks and you are entrusting them with one of the most expensive purchase or sales of your life. Ultimately, you need to pick someone you like and know you can trust. Doing a little bit of research at this point has the potential to dramatically reduce your stress levels in the future.

So, what does In-Deed do?

In-Deed provides a conveyancing service to people buying and selling residential property in England and Wales. Using the UK’s best property lawyers from all over England and Wales, we aim to provide a truly unique service to ALL our clients. We pride ourselves on the level our high level of customer service and aim to de-mystify the whole conveyancing process from start to finish.

If you are starting your own property journey please call the In-Deed team. Our legal advisers are more than happy to chat about the housing process and we will never pressure you into using our service!


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