Category: Conveyancing terms and FAQ

Frequently asked questions and commonly used terms in conveyancing.

Conveyancer vs. Solicitor: What’s the Difference?

Posted by on 05/08/2021 in Solicitor or Conveyancer?

Understanding the differences between a conveyancer and solicitor can be difficult. This article will explain the basic and core definitions of these two professions, so that you can make an informed decision on which one to choose for your case. Definition of a Conveyancer A conveyancer is a legally qualified and licensed legal executive, usually […]

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Vacant Possession Law UK: What It Means And How It Affects Your Property

Posted by on 28/07/2021 in Vacant possession

When purchasing a home in the UK, it is not uncommon to make an offer contingent on the seller vacating the property. This means that if you purchase the property, the seller is required to move out of it and give up possession of it before you take ownership. In some cases, this can be […]

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Conveyancer or Solicitor?

Posted by on 26/05/2021 in Solicitor or Conveyancer?

It can be pretty confusing to decide who will handle the transaction when you are buying or selling a property. You may wonder whether you should pick a conveyancer or solicitor. This will help you find out exactly what the conveyancer or solicitor will do for you. It will also help you figure out whether […]

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What is vacant possession and how does it affect a buyer?

Posted by on 26/05/2021 in Vacant possession

“Vacant possession” is a widely used term in selling and buying contracts, defining a property statute on the completion day. Below are answers to some frequently asked questions. What does taking vacant possession mean? The term vacant possession is important to property owners and tenants, however the term is not described in legislation, neither is […]

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The basics of DIY conveyancing kit

Conveyancing is a complicated practice, and there’s a lot of nitty gritty aspects of it that regular people don’t have any clue. It is recommended to consider a professional solicitor or licensed conveyancers’ assistance in the process. However, if you have an itch for learning the conveyancing game, it is legal to take up the […]

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Government schemes for first-time home buyers

Owning a home in the Home in the United Kingdom is harder year after year. A buyer will have to save up a huge sum of money to even think about purchasing a home. A recent Halifax study in 2016 shows the average price needed for the first time is £400,000. That is not going […]

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How does help to buy work

Posted by on 08/03/2017 in Help to buy, Mortgages

Help to buy is a government lending scheme that enables new home buyers to get mortgages easily by assisting them in raising a deposit for a mortgage. Traditionally, mortgage lenders usually require borrowers to make a deposit or have security when applying for a mortgage. The deposit can be a percentage of the price of […]

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Examples of affordable housing schemes

Posted by on 02/01/2017 in Help to buy

Exorbitant house prices in the UK have prompted the government and housing companies to come up with various schemes to provide affordable housing. These schemes give key workers and other low income earners an incentive to get homes at reduced price. The affordable housing schemes are not reserved for people with low incomes. Anyone who […]

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Reasons Why You Need A Solicitor for Conveyancing

Posted by on 30/12/2016 in Solicitor or Conveyancer?

Conveyancing is a long process that requires careful adherence to the law. There are many legally binding documents to be filed during conveyance. A lot of research must also be conducted. These and many others are the reasons Why You Need A Solicitor for Conveyancing. This work cannot be undertaken by ordinary people who know […]

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What do you need to know about how to save to buy ISA?

Posted by on 22/12/2016 in Help to buy

Houses in the UK are very expensive. The go for as much as £450,000. That is much money for most people in the UK to raise. Mortgage lenders do help people in financing house buying. However, there is a limit to what the lenders can do. The government came up with a plan to help […]

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