Introduction to conveyancing

Conveyancing is the process that happens between you putting in an offer on a property and completing, in order for you to become the new legal owner of the property.

Costs of conveyancing

When it comes to buying a property, it’s not just the mortgage you need to worry about. Here we’ll talk you through the key things you’ll need to bear in mind.

Additional costs of buying

Once all of the legal work has taken place, the completion statement will be issued showing the remaining costs that need to be paid. In this section we’ll cover off the key costs you’ll need to factor in.

Property chains and why it all takes so long

Chains are created when there are multiple transactions that are related and all need to occur at the same time for each sale and purchase to conclude. Essential reading if you’re purchasing a property from a vendor who also needs to buy a property in order to complete on the purchase.

Exchanging contracts

In this section, we’ll guide you through the exchange of contracts stage, what happens and why this is important.

What happens at completion

Completion day is when all the money changes officially hands and you are able to pick up the keys to your new place. It’s an exciting time, so make sure you’re fully aware of what to expect and the process.

Preparing to move

You’ve completed on your property purchase and you’re now ready to start preparing for the big move. There’s lots to think about, making this section essential reading.

Moving day

The big day has finally arrived. Make sure you’re fully prepared and organised to help make the day as stress-free as possible.