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Five FAQs about conveyancing


What is conveyancing?

When a property is bought or sold, a transfer of ownership has to take place. This transfer is called conveyancing. The law does not stop you from completing the conveyancing process yourself, but most people find that the help and expertise of a conveyancing solicitor gives them piece of mind and ensures that the transfer has been completed legally.

Can any solicitor offer conveyancing services?

Generally, property solicitors tend to specialise in the conveyance. The Council for Licensed Conveyancing (CLC) regulates all licensed conveyancers. You should check that any solicitor you want to use for your conveyance has the relevant experience. You will find that your area has a ready supply of conveyancing solicitors from which to choose.

Is there a way I can complain if I am unhappy about a conveyancing solicitor’s work?

Yes, as the Legal Services Ombudsman is available to investigate any complaints that are made. You could also contact another solicitor and outline the issues you have with your conveyancing solicitor. The legal advice you are given can then form the basis of any legal action you take, if this is necessary.

Will using a conveyancing solicitor make my purchase more efficient?

Generally the conveyancing solicitors in your area have good connections with your local authority, which can help with the searches that your solicitor will need to carry out. Conveyancing solicitors can also quickly respond to any legal queries from the other side that can also help speed up the whole conveyancing process.

Why should I use a conveyancing solicitor?

Buying and selling property can be a stressful experience. Knowing that a qualified professional is carrying out your conveyancing can relieve the stress that comes with buying and selling property. And the experience that your solicitor has can often stop a sale or purchase from encountering complications that cannot be resolved.

If you would like to obtain legal advice on conveyancing, Caven can put you in touch with a local conveyancing solicitor free of charge. So, if you have any questions or would like our help in finding local conveyancing solicitors please call us on 0808 129 5758 or complete the web-form above.

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