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14th July 2022

Contract Pack Conveyancing

What is Contract Pack Conveyancing

A contract pack is the set of documents that are included in a conveyancing transaction. The pack will include the relevant documents, such as the Memorandum of Sale, Property Information Form, Fittings and Contents Form, and Leasehold Information Form, and the solicitor will then review and process these. The conveyancer will need to obtain several documents, including the seller’s share certificate, grant of probate, and power of attorney.


When a buyer and seller agree on a contract, the conveyancer will check whether the property has a clear legal title to the property. This process is known as pre-contract enquiries. The solicitor will then carry out searches, including environmental and planning issues. If any questions are found during the searches, the seller’s solicitor will receive a copy. This step is important for both parties, since the contract is a binding document.

In a typical contract pack conveyancing process, the seller’s conveyancer will create a draft contract pack for the sale, also known as the contract papers. The buyer’s conveyancer will then place an order for searches and start the process of the title check, which involves reviewing all information related to the property. After the title check is complete, the conveyancer will provide both parties with a detailed report and a contract pack.

Search Pack

The solicitor will review the draft Contract pack and the search results. If they find any discrepancies, they will raise a number of enquiries that are related to the property. The solicitor will also check the title documents and survey. They will also draft a pre-exchange report for the vendor. These documents are essential for completing the transaction. If the solicitor finds any errors, they can negotiate for a late completion date.

The seller’s solicitor will also issue a contract pack to the buyer’s solicitor. The buyer’s solicitor will review this contract pack, requesting searches of the property. Depending on the complexity of the transaction, the number of enquiries may be significant and could delay the sale. Regardless, the solicitor will work to resolve any queries the buyer has and ensure that the lender is satisfied with the terms of the contract pack.

If the sale is going to take several months, the executors of the deceased will likely have to complete the protocol forms. If they do not complete the protocol forms, the solicitor will issue partial contracts to the buyer’s conveyancer and forward these once they receive the final protocol forms. This can take several weeks. If you have to move out sooner than anticipated, you should allow time for packing up your belongings. The estate agent will explain the reasons for any delay.

If you are about to buy a property, you will be sent a contract pack by the seller’s solicitor. You will be expected to complete a few standard protocol forms, including the Property Information form and Fixtures, Fittings, and Contents form. Whether you are purchasing a leasehold property or freehold, you will also need to fill in a Leasehold Information Form. This form is a must-have, so it is essential to check it carefully.

After reviewing your contract pack, the buyer’s solicitor will check the legal title of the property and raise any pre-contract enquiries. The searches are formal enquiries, which may involve environmental issues. The solicitor will also send any queries back to the seller’s solicitor. Then, you and the conveyancer will exchange contracts. The contracts will then be legally binding, and you will need to pay the seller’s conveyancer the money on account.

Your solicitor will need to review the contract pack before you accept an offer. The seller’s solicitor will also need to obtain information on the property, including its contents and the deeds holder. This information will be needed to proceed with the sale. The seller’s solicitor will send the contract pack to the buyer’s solicitor for review. If the buyer’s solicitor raises any legal issues, the sale of the property may be delayed.

The seller’s conveyancer will also order searches, which are essential when you are buying a property. After you have received your contract pack, your conveyancer will check it for any discrepancies and make necessary changes. If you’re worried that the seller’s conveyancer is not following the contract pack, he or she will contact you. They will deal with any queries you have about your contract pack. If you have any questions, your conveyancer will contact the seller’s conveyancer and discuss the details with you.

While the process of preparing a contract pack is incredibly straightforward, it is not a quick process. It is often delayed due to the need for the seller to complete protocol forms. The process can take anywhere from two to four weeks, depending on how quickly the seller can send out the paperwork. You will want to give yourself extra time to move, as you will likely have to get rid of any unwanted items. You may also need to arrange for a solicitor to come out for the exchange of contracts.

Exchange contracts

Before you exchange contracts, your solicitor will have to complete the TA6 Property Information Form. This document provides you with the relevant information about the boundary, neighbours, alterations, and more. The solicitor will also raise any enquiries that arise as a result of the search. These can include title documents, building control approvals, and more. You will also need to fill out a pre-exchange report before the exchange of contracts.