Conveyancing for home buyers

If you are buying a house or flat in the UK then you will need a conveyancing solicitor to carry out the legal work for you.

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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal work involved in transferring the ownership of a property from one person to another.  During the conveyancing process, the solicitor will investigate the legal title of the property and report back to you with their findings.

The solicitor will also investigate the lease (where applicable), carry out property searches, review the contract of sale and register the property with the Land Registry.

See also:

Conveyancing for Sellers

Essential conveyancing process guide for buyers in 2018.

Award-winning conveyancing solicitors for home buyers

Every year, our award-winning team of conveyancers carry out the legal work for thousands of people buying, selling or remortgaging a property - throughout the UK.

We understand how stressful moving home can be. We know that buying a home is a period of uncertainty and financial strain.

Our proactive conveyancing service is designed to keep you updated at all times. With Quittance you will have access to the best legal support and advice for an unbeatable price.

We also open evenings and weekends - so why not get in touch and speak to us about your move.

Calculate my conveyancing fees

For more information about calculating the legal cost of your house purchase, see:

Conveyancing fees calculator

Homebuyer guides

The essential conveyancing guide for buyers in 2019
Buying a home? The hidden costs you may not know about
What is Right to Buy, and am I eligible?

See our advice section for home buyers.

Gaynor Haliday, Legal researcher

About the author

Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.

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