Sale & Purchase
What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the legal transfer of a home or land from the seller to the buyer. The seller may be the property owner or the owner’s estate. The process goes through three specified stages: before contract, before completion and after completion.
Throughout the conveyancing process, there’s a lot of legal and administrative work that must be done. This is why it’s necessary to hire an experienced conveyancer. They are responsible for managing the transfer of property from the current owner to the buyer. During this time, investigations of the home/property are done to look for any problems, exchange of contracts takes place, and the process ends with the completion of the transfer of ownership and the final steps of the completion process.
The conveyancing process has a set procedure however each transaction is unique and can have different variables and issues which arise from the investigation stages. This is why it is imperative to compare and choose the best conveyancers.
How to compare conveyancers
This is where we come into the equation- just as with any other type of service, comparison research can help you find a conveyancer who fits your budget and requirements.
We appreciate that by this point of your house buying or selling journey you have already had to go through many stages, such as arranging finance, liaising with your bank, broker, estate agents etc and it can all start to feel quite daunting and lengthy. Our aim is to take away the additional stress and save you time by comparing for you the best, insured and regulated conveyancers. Once you have filled out your basic details we will provide you with up to 5 competitive conveyancing quotes – not only saving you time and money but also giving you the peace of mind and reassurance you need. As well as conveyancing quotes, we also offer commercial conveyancing quotes, buyer conveyancing quotes, seller conveyancing quote, remortgage conveyancing quotes, and more.
How much should conveyancing cost?
The cost of conveyancing fees will vary depending on different factors, such as the sale or the purchase price, whether the property is a house, flat, new build, part of a shared ownership scheme, freehold or leasehold. The quote you receive will be made up of two parts; one will be the conveyancers legal fees and the second will be the disbursements payable. Disbursements are fees that the solicitor will have to pay to other companies during your purchase or sale conveyancing process. These fees do not form part of the solicitor’s own costs and include items such as Land Registration fees which are charged by the Land Registry each time a registration is made to transfer ownership.
Legal fees can vary, but generally run between £300 and £1500, plus the cost of disbursements. The legal fees and disbursements for leasehold properties do run higher.
You can expect to pay the following disbursements (the amounts are average costs for those services and certain disbursements are and are not payable depending on whether you are selling or purchasing a property):
Searches (including local authority search, coal mining search, drainage water search) £100-£380
Telegraphic transfer or bank transfer fee: £20-£45
Anti-money laundering checks: £6-£20
Land Registration fees (varies based on your purchase price) £40-£27
Title deeds: £9
Property fraud: £10
Stamp duty land tax: payable to the HMRC on properties that are valued more than £125,000; the costs vary and are charged on a sliding scale depending on purchase price and different threshold apply if you are a first-time buyer.
Notice fees- if the property is a leasehold the freehold will charge a fee for notice served on them on completion to advise of your details: £50-£300
Our conveyancing quoting system ensures that you are provided with a detailed quote breaking down the full costs and disbursements you are likely to be. Our aim is for you to receive the most competitive conveyancing quote, our partners can provide.
Why choose conveymoving?
We’re here for you
We aim to provide you additional support were required to assist your transaction to a swift completion
Top quality professionals
We have carried out the Due diligence checks so you will only be dealing with fully compliant, insured and reliable providers.
We provide you with up to 5 conveyancing quotes, no matter where in the UK you are based.
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