This is a guide to conveyancing for residential property buyers and sellers in England and Wales from Bishopsgate Law, CQS-accredited conveyancing solicitors.
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.
The guide covers what a conveyancing solicitor does and does not do, the buying process from start to finish, legal searches, legal title, the Land Registry, exchange of contracts, completion dates, the difference between freehold and leasehold, property chains, disbursements, and why you should use Bishopsgate Law as your conveyancing solicitors.
Bishopsgate Law are CQS-accredited property conveyancing solicitors with offices in London and Hertfordshire. We act for conveyancing clients all over England and Wales and outside the UK.
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Bishopsgate Law is SRA-regulated and an accredited member of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme - the mark of excellence for the home buying process.
The scheme requires practices to undergo a strict assessment, compulsory training, self reporting, random audits and annual reviews in order to maintain CQS status. It is open only to members of the Law Society who meet the demanding standards set by the scheme and has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.
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