Conveyancing put simply is the transfer of land from one person to another. However the process can sometimes be lengthy and difficult.
At PD Lawyers we aim to take the mystery and frustration out of conveyancing and always speak to you in plain English!
We offer services in all aspects of conveyancing, be it a first time purchase, a buy to let investment or purchase of agricultural land.
We are not tied to any estate agent and can therefore provide you with independent advice catered specifically to your requirements.
We have a fixed tariff of Conveyancing fees giving you peace of mind at this often expensive time. We will also give you details of all disbursements involved upfront, such as local search fees, stamp duty etc.
You can get in touch with us through our contact page for a personalised fee estimate.
Alternatively please feel free to telephone or pop into our offices, where we will be happy to see you and talk through the cost and process involved.
What’s included in the conveyancing process
Our conveyancing lawyers will:
- Make sure that the property title is sound and verify the ownership.
- Check if the property is freehold or leasehold and advise accordingly.
- Draw up a contract of sale and send it to the buyer’s lawyer.
- Check for restrictive covenants or rights of way that could affect your plans for the property.
- Check that buildings and alterations have the correct planning permission, licences and warranties.
- Check that there are no debts owing against a property, and if there are that they are released before the property is transferred to you.
- Carry out local authority searches to make sure if there are zoning restrictions or any debts due.
- Check if there is a lease, and if so, check the lease conditions.
- Arrange for additional property searches, depending on the circumstances. These might including checking previous land use, whether the land is prone to flooding, if there are planned railway or motorway developments, whether medieval laws still require you to contribute to the local church and so on.
- Check mortgage documents.
- Ensure the deposit has been paid.
- Exchange contracts for you which makes the deal legally binding.
- Lodge an interest in the property so that the property cannot be sold to another.
- Calculate the final figure to pay.
- Arrange for the title to be transferred to the new owner’s name.
- Pay Stamp Duty Tax on your behalf.
- Lodge the title deeds with the Land Registry.
- Send a copy of the deeds to your mortgage lender.