Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying or selling a property is a stressful process. Finding the right Conveyancing Solicitors can save you a lot of time, hassle and in some cases, avoid you losing your property sale. Conveyancing Solicitors ensure that the property you are looking to purchase has a safe and marketable title but more importantly, you will not encounter any problems when it comes to selling the property in the future.

As with most things, both the High Street and the Internet are full of very many firms offering Conveyancing Solicitors and services, but the cost and level of service you receive vary from firm to firm. However, a higher fee does not necessarily guarantee the personal and fast conveyancing service you require in today’s property market.

Who are conveyancing solicitors?

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership of a property. A Conveyancing Solicitor will handle and take care of all the legal paperwork for you and ensure that your property sale or purchase, be it a residential or commercial property, completes smoothly. They will handle the contracts, give legal advice, carry out local council searches, deal with land registry, and transfer the funds to pay for your property.

Conveyancing Solicitors can be broadly split into two categories –

Your usual High Street Solicitors, who offer Conveyancing as part of their service
Specialist Property Lawyers in the form of Licensed Conveyancers who specialise in solely Conveyancing and property related transactions

The major difference between the two different types of Conveyancing Solicitor is that they are regulated by two separate governing bodies, namely the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) for Solicitors and Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) for specialist property lawyers.

Whether you choose a Conveyancing Solicitor or a licensed Conveyancer, they will adopt and follow very similar conveyancing practices and procedures.

How to find the best
conveyancing solicitor

Historically, the biggest fear most potential property buyers and sellers have when it comes to the conveyancing stage of the property transaction is speed. Since there are a number of third parties, including Local Councils, Mortgage Lenders, and third-party solicitors, there is no definitive way of ensuring that all these parties will work as quickly as the others.

Although you would most likely be put in touch with a local firm of Conveyancing Solicitors by your Estate Agent, these firms in most cases tend to use traditional practices such as all correspondence being sent out by post and not accepting email or fax transmissions as means of service. What this inevitably means is that the whole conveyancing process is prolonged even further, unnecessarily.

Notwithstanding the above, communication is key. Being an already stressful period of one’s life, not being updated of key milestones of your property transaction only leads to more anxiety. Although it may sound obvious, your Conveyancing Solicitors should and must keep you informed regularly.

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How our Conveyancing Solicitors can help?

Express Conveyancing is not your traditional law firm. In fact, we are the equivalent of an extended of Client Services arm for a number of Legal 500 and Top Law Firms in England and Wales. We offer a unique service both to the general public and the law firms we closely work with by ensuring we offer competitive, fixed fee conveyancing services with the added, no completion no fee guarantee. In fact, we are the equivalent of an extension of client services for a number of Legal 500 and top law firms in England and Wales. We also assess your individual cases with their own merits and place them with the most competent and suitable firm of lawyers, from our panel of an completion, no fee guarantee.

Contact our team of property experts today, to obtain a conveyancing quote, or for more details of how we can help.

Why use an Express
Conveyancing Solicitor?

Although technically conveyancing formalities can be concluded by anybody i.e. you do not have to be legally qualified, with today’s strict compliance and lender requirements; it is a mandatory requirement to instruct a Conveyancing Solicitor to represent you on your property purchase, sale, or re-mortgage.

With Express Conveyancing’s panel of specialist property solicitors, we offer access to over a hundred property professionals, all whom have been handpicked based on their expertise as opposed to cost alone.

Instructing us also gives the following added benefits:

  • Fixed Fees which comes with a no completion, no fee guarantee
  • Fully transparent on our fees – we might appear more expensive than our competitors, but we really aren’t
  • Access to our market leading case tracker, giving all parties involved in the transaction 24/7 access which helps speed up the process and reduce time frames
  • Remarkably, our solicitors have far less abortive rates than most other firms – less than 10% while the industry average is 30%
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The Conveyancing Process Explained

The conveyancing process can be widely split into three key milestones:

  • Pre-Exchange
  • Pre-Completion
  • Post Completion

The Pre-Exchange stage of the transaction covers around 80% of all formalities. This is the part of the process where your offer has been accepted, you choose and instruct a Conveyancing Solicitor to act on your behalf who will in turn carry out various title and locality checks. This is also the part of the transaction where your mortgage formalities take place (if you are not a cash buyer of course). Once your Conveyancing Solicitor has obtained satisfactory responses to any queries with your seller’s solicitors, they will then arrange for contracts to be exchanged. Until Contracts have exchanged, there is no guarantee that the seller (if you are a buyer) or vice versa will be selling or buying the subject property. 99% of all transactions that abort or fail to successfully complete happen during this part of the transaction.

Pre-Completion is generally considered a slightly less stressful part of the transaction. Both your seller and you will now know for sure when you will be moving home. You are now free to organise removals and confirm deliveries. Your Conveyancing Solicitor will also by now have requested your mortgage advance from your lender in readiness. This is also the time if you are a first time buyer and have Help to Buy ISA accounts to now close them and request any bonus funds.

You can read more about various Help to Buy options that are available to you by clicking here

Post-Completions are strictly for your Conveyancing Solicitor to carry out. They will now prepare and apply to the Land Registry in the form of an AP1. This will ensure the property is now registered in your name. Depending on how busy or quiet the Land Registry is, the whole registration process can take anywhere from a few weeks to a few months – however this should not make any difference to you on how you can enjoy your new property. If anybody requires you to supply any evidence of your proof of ownership of the property, then your Conveyancing Solicitor will be able to provide a letter confirming this.

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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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