How does the conveyancing process work?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property ownership from one person to another. This is a crucial element of buying or selling a house and any mistakes can have serious long-term implications. 

The processes involved can be complicated and getting them right is important; Therefore, it is wise to use a trusted, experienced professional, with a history of handling conveyancing matters in your local area, to deal with your purchase or sale.


Buying or selling your home with Keoghs, Nicholls, Lindsell & Harris LLP

Our team of experienced conveyancing solicitors can guide you through the process from start to finish. We are an approved panel member for the majority of mortgage lenders. 

Therefore, if you’re purchasing with the aid of a mortgage we can act for both yourself and the mortgage lender without the need for separate representation. This reduces the additional cost and stress associated with instructing multiple solicitors.


How long will the conveyancing process take?

There is no set time limit for a conveyancing process, as every sale or purchase is different. The more complex the process is, the longer it can take, but typically the residential conveyancing process takes between 6-8 weeks from an offer being accepted.


How much are residential conveyancing fees?

Selling a property is typically less costly than buying one. Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the purchase, including dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax if the property is in England or Land Transaction Tax if the property is in Wales.  Click here for the latest Stamp Duty Land Tax rates Stamp Duty Calculator – New Updated Stamp Duty Calculations

Our team would be happy to provide a fixed fee quote without obligation in most cases.  Fees are due and payable upon completion. You can view our costs for the purchase of a property here, our costs for the sale of a property here, our costs for the transfer of a property here or the costs for re-mortgaging a property here .View our Residential Possession Fees For Undisputed Claims here. 

Who will handle the conveyancing process for me?

Our residential conveyancing team is led by Rebecca Faulkner who is head of the firm’s property department.

Each member of the team has extensive experience in dealing with property-related matters, including buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, transfer of equity transactions, and re-mortgages.

You can find more frequently asked questions about conveyancing in this guide.


Why choose us for your conveyancing?

Here at Keoghs, Nicholls, Lindsell & Harris LLP, we have offices across Greater Manchester in Altrincham and Stockport, putting us in easy reach of the local community.

Our experienced team of residential conveyancing solicitors have many decades of knowledge between them and they are keen to assist you as best they can. 

We make it our priority to keep all of our clients up to date in all aspects of their conveyancing matter with jargon-free terminology, allowing you to concentrate on the practical aspects of buying or selling a house. We will also assess survey reports, complete any necessary searches on the property, explain the terms and conditions of the mortgage offer and check the title.


Get in touch

If you’re ready to get started, you can get in touch with our team by filling out a form or calling our office today. We provide a bespoke high-quality professional service. It is therefore important that we see our clients in person both at the start of the case and from time to time thereafter. 

Due to logistical and time constraints for both clients and ourselves, as a general rule most of our clients are based in the North West predominantly Cheshire, North Wales, South and West Yorkshire and Staffordshire.

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