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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 conveyancing for residential property buyers and sellers in England and Wales from Bishopsgate Law, CQS-accredited conveyancing solicitors.

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.

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Conveyancing - get an online quote

Bishopsgate Law are CQS-accredited property conveyancing solicitors with offices in London and Hertfordshire. We act for conveyancing clients nationally for property transactions in England and Wales.

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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.

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.