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Watch: What is a conveyancer and what does a conveyancer do video

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Watch our video what is a conveyancer to understand exactly what a conveyancer does when buying and selling and how they’ll help guide you through the process.

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Watch our video to find out what a conveyancer is and what a conveyancer does when buying a house

Duration: 1 minute 42 seconds.

A conveyancer, or conveyancing solicitor is a property lawyer that specialises in the legal side of moving home. Whether buying, selling or remortgaging, you will need to instruct a conveyancer to complete the legal work of transferring property ownership, on your behalf. Find out exactly what a conveyancer does by watching our short video.

Read the video transcript for what is a conveyancer and what does a conveyancer do.

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of a property from one person to another.

Conveyancers are lawyers that specialise in the legal side of moving home.

Your conveyancer will help guide you through the process; complete ID checks, check the house title.

For purchases, they will organise the required searches for the property, such as environmental and drainage. The local checks will flag up any potential issues with the property or land and are required by the mortgage provider.

For sales, they will provide the correct firms you will need to complete.

They’ll work with the other party’s conveyancer to progress the transaction

Make enquiries on your behalf and iron out any issues.

If you’re purchasing with a mortgage, they’ll check the mortgage offer and deal with any special conditions.

For sales with a mortgage, they will conduct work with your lender, which includes getting a redemption statement.

They’ll arrange dates for exchange of contracts and completion, prepare a financial statement so you know what funds you need for both parts and transfer funds for the stamp duty, if required.

Finally, they’ll register change of ownership with the land registry, if you’re selling this will be taken care of by the buyer’s conveyancer.

This might all sound complicated, but a good conveyancer will strip out the legal jargon and help make the process as simple as possible.

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