Conveyancing is the process by which the legal transfer of property from one person to another is made. The buyer or their solicitor/ conveyancer examines the legal ocumentation for the property and raises questions in order to approve the contract of the sale.
After your offer has been accepted, you and the seller of the property will exchange details of your solicitors/ conveyancers who will then contact each other to start the process. They are there to advise and guide you through the process, explaining the paperwork and forms and making sure that your purchase is as it should be.
As part of the conveyancing process your Solicitor will do the following:
> Raise enquiries on receipt of the draft contract from the seller’s solicitor
> Request local searches
> May raise enquiries on local searches
> Liaise with mortgage lender
> Agree on a date for exchange of contracts.