Conveyancing Solicitor, a day in the job
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Conveyancing Solicitor, a day in the job

You have found your ideal house, put an offer in, and now all you need is a conveyancing solicitor. There are various firms offering conveyancing services, operating either online, on your local high street or some even major global corporate firms. The level of service you receive varying from firm to firm, depending on experience and expertise on property transactions since most firms account conveyancing (or property related transactions) for around 30-40% of their annual turnover while the remainder comes from specialist matrimonial, litigation and wills and probate related transactions. This short article looks to shed some light on what a conveyancing solicitor do, working for a specialist conveyancing firm as Express Conveyancing.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do for the most part of the day, if you are selling a property?

Your conveyancer would have by now contacted the Land Registry for the title deeds for the property if you have not supplied these. Using the information from the title deeds, your conveyancing solicitor then prepares ‘Draft Contracts‘, which will be sent to your buyer’s solicitors. Conveyancers also spend a lot of time, responding to any questions your buyer’s solicitors have regarding the property you are selling, contacting mortgage lenders for settlement figures and liaising with estate agents (if any) to speed up the process. Once the buyers are in a position to finalise matters, your conveyancer will ‘exchange’ contracts with the buyers solicitor to formalise the transactions into a legally binding contract.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do for the most part of the day, if you are buying a property?

Your conveyancing solicitor will look after and handle all your legal documents for you. It is the responsibility of your conveyancing solicitor to ensure the property you are looking to purchase has a marketable title. If you are purchasing a property with a mortgage, then in most cases, the lender would instruct your conveyancing solicitor to act on behalf of them as well. Once the title has been diligently checked and reviewed, your conveyancer will raise any enquiries with your seller’s solicitor and request formal responses, until receipt of which the purchase transaction can not proceed further.

Conveyancing Solicitor, a day in the job Express ConveyancingYour solicitor will spend time finalising contracts, chasing your seller’s solicitors for responses to enquiries, contacting the local authority for results from locality searches and arrange various documents be signed by you as the client for most of the remaining time.

Your conveyancing solicitor will also ensure any special conditions or criteria, specified by you mortgage lender has been complied with and also have a mortgage deed executed (signed) by you as the client.

Once the results or responses, to the enquiries raised in connection to the title have been received from your seller’s solicitors, and of course assuming these are all satisfactory, your conveyancing solicitor will contact you to collect the deposit to exchange contracts.

Buying or selling a house (or in some cases both at once) is a very stressful process. Our friendly team of conveyancing experts having helped thousands of property buyers and sellers are always happy to help.

Why not give us a phone call on 0203 375 2187 today to have a friendly, no-obligation chat about how we can help with your big move?

 

What our clients say

Great value for money. Everything went smoothly and I was very pleased with the service provided
Rachel Whitfield
Rachel Whitfield
20:59 12 Oct 18
Excellent! Very responsive, and really helped to push the purchase. There were unexpected delays during the process, but Anthony really helped to reassure me that he was doing everything he could to progress the sale. Ultimately, it all worked out in the end, and I would highly recommend! I would also recommend for auction purposes.
Sean Stevens
Sean Stevens
09:14 21 May 18
Very happy customer. Understanding of our needs and recommended a really fantastic solicitor.
Jack Hearne
Jack Hearne
17:49 12 Oct 18
I have just completed the purchase of my flat with them. They were recommend by the estates agents Phillip Arnold and they were fantastic. My case was handled by Milena who was really helpful and always available on the phone. The online system is also really easy to use. If I buy or sell a property I will definitely be using them again.
Sharon Kelly
Sharon Kelly
18:27 20 Dec 17
I used this service following a recommendation. The online case tracker worked really well. I would recommend this service as it's vital in the coordination between Estate Agencies and between Solicitors. The service proved invaluable in helping progress the conveyancing work efficiently and effectively. Completed the transaction just before Christmas having instructed the Solicitors on the 4th.
Shelly Harrill
Shelly Harrill
16:30 19 Dec 17
Excellent Service. Final Price same as quoted.
A Google User
A Google User
14:26 19 Dec 18
Have used them twice. Both times completion happened in less than 4 weeks, even over Xmas! Totally amazing. They take the stress out of the whole process.
Daniel West
Daniel West
13:04 21 Dec 18
Excellent Service. Final Price same as quoted
Parsa Khamooshi
Parsa Khamooshi
15:54 21 Dec 18
Being a first time buyer they guided me smoothly through the whole process of moving into my first home. Very professional and economical.
Uday Seth
Uday Seth
12:31 24 Dec 18
Express Conveyancing have been excellent in the handling of my recent house sale and purchase. Would highly recommend
James Ellis
James Ellis
11:43 30 Apr 19
Express Conveyancing have been excellent in the handling of my recent house sale and purchase. Would highly recommend
Michelle Preston
Michelle Preston
12:20 30 Apr 19
ThanksThanks for handling my sale and purchase. No complaints from me. Rebecca was regularly on hand to help with my queries and deal with issues.
Claire Miles
Claire Miles
17:48 07 May 19
I bought my first home in South London with Express Conveyancing . Great professional service, I was regularly updated and looked after. Top marks, 100% recommendation from me!
Dale Griffiths
Dale Griffiths
15:58 02 May 19
Good service and happy with the conveyancer
Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins
22:01 17 May 19
Great service from start to finish. Was great being able to see progress online! Very quick and efficient! All staff were helpful. Highly recommend
Reece Moseley
Reece Moseley
06:20 30 May 19
I would highly recommend them. They deal with any queries promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.
Sahar Dalini
Sahar Dalini
09:13 10 Jun 19
Fair prices good efficient service
Sue Batchelor
Sue Batchelor
18:46 01 Jun 19
I would highly recommend them. They deal with any queries promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.
Sahar Dalini
Sahar Dalini
09:14 10 Jun 19

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