Explains what legal conveyancing is

What is legal conveyancing?. AgentQuote.co.uk cuts through the fog, and explains.

Legal Conveyancing

When property, be it residential, commercial or simply land, is bought or sold in the UK, something special takes place.

One can't just turn around and say "I own this house". You have to have proof. Now, being the UK, there are records of property ownership just like there are records for everything else.

The document that proves the ownership of a property is called the "title deed". You may have this piece of paper in a safe, under your bed, or if you have been sensible, locked away with you bank or building society.

If you don't have a title deed, then you have a problem. There are going to be some additional costs to proving that you own the property.

Legal conveyancing is the legal process whereby the transfer of title of ownership is made from on person to another person (and by person, we can mean a company).

The exact process of conveyancing differs from case to case, and describing this process is beyond the scope of this article. We do recommend that you use a solicitor to do your conveyancing, and suggest that you get an excellent quote from our panel of solicitors, by using the form above.

Author: Terry Davies

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Chadwick Lawrence LLP

Really positive experience. Regular, simple texts and emails meant that I was reassured that things were progressing the whole time. Easy to contact if necessary. Payments nevessary were clearly outlined. We did everything remotely and sent necessary documents back quickly, recorded delivery with a cover note. It was a smooth, first time buy. We would recommend the solicitors to others. . Client, M21. Rating: rating: 5 stars August, 2014

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Chadwick Lawrence LLP

We were extremely happy with the work undertaken by Damian Harrison of Chadwick Lawrence. Together with his secretary, Selina Kilner, they kept us up to date at all the crictical stages of our house purchase. Damian got us completed in about 6 weeks, which was much sooner than we expected and £150.00 cheaper than our local solicitor had quoted. I would certainly recommend his services to anyone out there and will definately be using him again in the future. 9/10. Client, B74. Rating: rating: 5 stars December, 2011

fwdlaw associates

On the whole a satisfactory service was provided. There where several occasions when the process could have been eased by swifter and fuller communication on the part of the solicitor: the need to be kept informed of what is happening is paramount in what is inevitably a stressful process. However, the conveyance was handled efficiently for the most part, and in a courteous and professional manner. . Client, BA21. Rating: rating: 5 stars August, 2009

Bolton Jones and Co

Bolton Jones and Co provided a responsive, professional service at a good price. I would recommend them to anyone looking for a solicitor to undertake conveyancing.. Client, W5. Rating: rating: 5 stars September, 2011

In House HIP (home information pack)

Great communication throughout the process. Mortgage Broker, WA3. Rating: rating: 5 stars November, 2009