Conveyancing Solicitors FAQs

Our team of conveyancing solicitors has worked with clients moving home in many different situations, as well as locally and in locations further afield.

Even the simplest move has its strains and it is recognised that moving home is one of the top causes of stress.  Our conveyancing solicitors are on hand to ensure that these pressures are diffused as quickly and easily as possible, offering the best guidance and support. We have put together a list of the questions we are frequently asked. Please do contact us if you have any other questions – we are happy to help.

For more information on how our conveyancing solicitors  can help with your home move, please call us now on 01473 61 211

What are conveyancing solicitors?

Conveyancing is the transfer of property from one party to another and conveyancing solicitors deal with the legal obligations that come with that transfer.

As conveyancing solicitors our job is to prepare a number of documents including the contract of sale, property information and fittings & contents forms, stamp duty, land tax return and mortgage report. We also conduct searches and prepare a report for the buyer.

Our other key job is to communicate with the other party’s conveyancing solicitors and help move the sales process through to completion. This includes agreeing a completion date for buyer and vendor, overseeing exchange of contracts, and liaison with mortgage companies and estate agents, as well as organising the transfer of monies.

My move isn’t local – can you still help me?

Our conveyancing solicitors can deal with conveyancing transactions anywhere in the UK, so while we are based in Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, we are not restricted to moves taking place in Suffolk or East Anglia.

You don’t even need to come into our Martlesham Heath office to pick up or sign documents. We can deal with everything remotely, by post, telephone and email.

Could I deal with the legal side of my move myself?

Conveyancing is a complex process that includes many checks relating to the property in question and the land it is built on.  These vary greatly, from right of access and rights of way, through to tree preservation orders and conservation areas, each requiring liaisons with different contacts. Conveyancing solicitors deal with these checks every day and are well versed in their intricacies.

While it is possible to do your conveyancing yourself, we would recommend using conveyancing solicitors, as any errors could have legal implications later down the line which have a much greater cost associated with them.

How much will you charge me?

Every house move is unique, and so, while we offer fixed fees, allowing you to budget for our services straight away, these fees vary depending on the work we will need to carry out.

Once you have found a property you wish to buy, or once you have found a buyer for the property you are selling, we will give you an estimate of our fees and disbursements.

Somebody mentioned charges for disbursements – what are they?

Disbursements are the expenses incurred during the conveyancing process, including your stamp duty, land registry fees and searches on the property in question. We will make you aware of these costs when we prepare your initial quotation.

How long will the whole moving process take?

The timescales for moving home can vary greatly, as there are many third parties involved in the process, particularly if there is a big chain.  But, on average, our conveyancing solicitors find that a home move takes somewhere between two and three months.

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