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What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property from one owner to another.

Whether you’re buying your first home, selling a home, switching mortgages, or changing ownership, a conveyancing solicitor can help ensure a smooth process.

If you’re not professionally qualified, it is generally not recommended that you do conveyancing yourself.

The conveyancing process is very complicated, and mistakes can be expensive. The best approach would be to use a licenced property solicitor who can handle this for you.


Benefits of Conveyancing Solicitors

  1. Provide professional legal advice

If not handled by professionals, buying and selling homes can be complicated. Conveyancing specialists understand the industry’s complexities and are knowledgeable in all facets of the legal process.

At CTT Legal, our solicitors can provide you with professional advice to help you make informed decisions every step of the way.


  1. Handle contracts

A conveyancing solicitor can thoroughly examine the draft contract and identify areas that require further investigation. For example, you may need to investigate whether the property is a leasehold or a freehold.


  1. Document preparation

Document preparation is one of the most essential tasks a solicitor can perform for you.

Your solicitors will outline what documents you’ll need to complete the conveyancing process, whether buying or selling.

For example, if you want to sell a property, your solicitor can prepare a Contract of Sale.


  1. Conduct property searches

Property searches (also known as conveyance searches) are inquiries your solicitor makes to learn more about a property you plan to purchase.

Property searches help you stay as informed as possible about the house and its surrounding areas. This will give you peace of mind before buying your property and will ensure you prevent any unpleasant surprises in the future.

Having these searches completed will put you in a strong negotiating position when you buy. Furthermore, the information gathered from property searches allows you to consider the issues that may lead you to decline the sale.


Highly Skilled Advisors

Our highly skilled team understand that no two property transactions are the same and are on hand to advise on all matters of conveyancing; from buying and selling, to transferring equity and ownership, allowing you more time to focus on your clients. Get in touch to learn more about our industry-leading Conveyancing services.