Conveyancing advice for moving home

Moving house and need more information? Look through our conveyancing articles.

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I have just inherited a property – what should I do next?

Inheriting property is not uncommon, with around 36% of the population inheriting property at some time in their lives. However, around 70% of those who inherit a property would not want to live there. While inheritance is a gift, it can quickly become a cause of concern to children or other beneficiaries who have no […]

Is Gazumping legal in England?

The first thing to strike you is where such a strange sounding word came from and why did the legal profession adopt and adapt it to its present meaning. Gezumph, a Yiddish word, originally meant to overcharge; however since the 1970s to gazump has meant “make a higher offer for a house than another prospective […]

How to choose a great conveyancing solicitor

After finding your ideal property, you are eager to move forward with the purchase, but now is the moment to appoint a solicitor. Friends and family may recommend a firm, which is adequate for some, however it is advisable to understand what a conveyancing solicitor does, and why you need one, before starting your search. […]

What happens on completion day?

Why is completion day important? The biggest day in the conveyancing process, for both the person buying the house and the person selling the house, is completion day. On this day the seller will receive a balance of monies, and the buyer will be allowed access to their new property. Completion day can be very […]

Online conveyancing

What will your solicitor do? Your solicitor will do the necessary paperwork to ensure the legality of the property transfer, including arranging the exchange of contracts and registering the title at the Land Registry. The conveyancer will also perform other vital roles during the property transaction. They will handle the transfer of the mortgage advance […]

The advantages and disadvantages of Shared Ownership

How does Shared Ownership work? Shared ownership provides an avenue to home ownership and a first step on the property ladder. It is a government scheme which is aimed at people who don’t have enough to purchase a house outright. The house would be shared between you and the housing association, where you would have […]

Steps in a conveyancing transaction

Steps in the conveyancing transaction When buying a property Choosing a conveyancer? Applying for searches Setting the completion date Exchanging contracts Completion After Completion When selling a property Preliminary work Exchange of contracts Completion The conveyancing procedure for buying a property There is a standard procedure for legally buying a property in England or Wales, […]

Can exchange and completion take place on the same day?

There is no doubt that the procedure to buy or sell a house can take a long time. And you are probably curious to find out if you can exchange and complete on the same day, and whether this will save time. Exchange is when contracts are signed and both sides receive a signed copy. […]

Selling a property after divorce

It can be challenging for one spouse to reside in the marital home after the other has left, covering monthly outgoings of the house without the dual income, changing the names on the mortgage, and compensating the other partner by using the remaining assets. The easier way is to split the returns from the sale […]

What can hold up a house move?

It is tense, nerve racking, and takes time to move home, as we all know. Most people regard the majority of the process to be selecting the best property, organising a mortgage and saving up money for a deposit. In actuality, this is the point where the hard works starts. As soon as you have […]