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What to expect once you’ve instructed your conveyancer

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Our short video below explains exactly what happens once you've accepted your conveyancing quote and instructed your conveyancer.

  • Arti Dhamu, Move Specialist at My Home Move Conveyancing
    Arti Dhamu

    Move Specialist

    Published December 1st 2023

a young family watching a helpful video about what to expect once they instructed their conveyancer

Wondering what happens once you’ve accepted your conveyancing quote and instructed your conveyancer to start working on your purchase or sale? Watch our short video to find out exactly what happens, including what documents you will need to fill in, the timelines for arranging your initial appointment call (IAC) and how to get started. We've also put a breakdown of the steps below.

Watch our video to find out what to expect once you've instructed your conveyancer

What happens once you accept your conveyancing quote and instruct your conveyancer

  • Firstly, you’ll get an email from eWay, our online portal where you can stay up to date with all the details of your move and find the contact information for your own personal conveyancer.

  • In this email, you’ll be asked to create your eWay account and complete the details in the starter form. If you’re moving with someone else, you'll be able to add in their details at the same time.

  • Once you have completed and returned the starter form, you can book in your initial appointment call (IAC), which will be had with your conveyancer. IAC appointments can get booked up quickly, so don’t worry if there’s a waiting period before the next available appointment.


    Top tip: If you’re selling and haven’t found a buyer for your property yet, you have the option to wait  until after you have accepted an offer before you book your IAC.


  • Before work can start, you’ll need to pay the file opening fee, and if you’re buying, the fee for property searches. These are the only up front costs you’ll have to pay. Everything else is settled when you’re ready to exchange contracts.

  • If you’re selling you’ll also be asked to provide your sales memorandum and complete some additional forms, such as a fittings and contents form, protocol forms and a property information form.

  • Now that your conveyancer has all the information they need, they will start working through the legal steps to transfer ownership of the property.

  • Throughout your move you’ll have contact with your conveyancer, who will be there to help guide you through the process.

  • You’ll also have access to eWay which you can use to track the progress of your move from the comfort of your own home, making it easier for you.

  • So, keep an eye out for that first email from eWay as once it lands in your inbox, you can get the ball rolling with your move.

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