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Guide to conveyancing

Conveyancing Guide

When you are buying or selling a property you will need to instruct solicitors or conveyancers to do the conveyancing for you.

Conveyancing is the legal process that transfers a property from one person to another. It makes sure the legal title to the property is passed from the seller to the buyer.

This is a short guide to residential conveyancing for property buyers and sellers in England and Wales.

Moving home - a short guide to conveyancing

The guide to conveyancing covers:

  • What a conveyancing solicitor does and does not do;
  • The buying and selling process from start to finish;
  • Legal searches, and legal title;
  • The Land Registry;
  • Exchange of contracts;
  • Completion dates;
  • The difference between freehold and leasehold;
  • Property chains;
  • Disbursements;
  • Identity checks and why they have to be carried out;
  • Why you should use Bishopsgate Law as your conveyancing solicitors.

You can download the pdf guide here:

Get an online conveyancing quote

Our conveyancing solicitors act for clients nationally for property transactions in England and Wales.

No Move No Fee conveyancing with a fixed fee, no hidden extras and fast efficient service from a friendly team.

You can get an instant online quote for conveyancing fees 24/7.

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Use our conveyancing fees calculator to get online quotes 24/7, or if you prefer to talk to someone, please call us (9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Friday) or send an e-mail.

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If you send an e-mail please include your full name, a telephone number we can reach you on, and tell us briefly about the property transaction, including the sale or purchase price and location. Please do not attach any documents or share links. We respond to quotes e-mails as soon as we can during working hours.

Our fees and costs for residential conveyancing

There is more information about our fees and costs for residential conveyancing, what we will do, and who will work on your matter, here: