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Free short 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 guide to residential conveyancing for property buyers and sellers in England and Wales from Bishopsgate Law, conveyancing solicitors.

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Conveyancing guide (pdf)

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.

Conveyancing - get an online quote

Bishopsgate Law are CQS-accredited property conveyancing solicitors. We act for conveyancing clients nationally for property transactions in England and Wales. We carry out conveyancing for clients across the UK and we are fully equipped to operate a remote service where clients never have to visit our offices.

You can get an instant online quote for conveyancing fees from Bishopsgate Law.

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Remote conveyancing service

We have minimised the need for our clients to attend face-to-face meetings because we have developed a nation-wide client-base where most clients do not visit our offices.

We are dealing with the Coronavirus situation with our Business Contingency Plan in operation to allow us to continue provision of our services. We are functioning fully with our staff working remotely, and have systems in place to provide our services while making it unnecessary for clients to visit our offices.

Accredited conveyancing quality

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.

Solicitors for mortgage lenders

Bishopsgate Law is trusted by the country's leading mortgage lenders. Solicitors usually need to be on the panel of your chosen mortgage lender in order to act for you, as your solicitor will be acting on behalf of your lender as well. There is a list of the lenders we work with here.

Important information: All advice and explanation of the law in the free law guides is intended for information purposes only, and is not a substitute for taking formal specific legal advice from a practising solicitor or barrister. While every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the contents of the free law guides and the opinions in them, no responsibility for loss occasioned to any person or company acting or refraining from action as a result of any statement in the free law guides or otherwise caused by relying upon the contents of the free law guides is accepted by the author or publishers.