Conveyancing FAQs


How long does conveyancing take?

Conveyancing should take between 8 to 12 weeks, but can take much longer. In the majority of cases conveyancing takes around six to eight weeks, however each case is different and it can take less or longer, depending on different circumstances.

Do you offer a No Move No Fee option?

Yes, we offer a NO Move, NO Fee guarantee, if you do not move you do not pay. This means that the conveyancing solicitors have a vested interest to ensure that the transaction is completed with minimal delays.

Are conveyancing quotes fixed fee?

Yes, all quotes are fixed fee and what you see is what you pay, there are no hidden fees.

Can I speed up conveyancing?

Yes, to make the process as quick as possible you can have a fixed price conveyancing quote in place and ready to go. Then once your offer is accepted you can be up and running.

Do I need conveyancing searches?

If you are purchasing a property as a cash buyer then technically you don’t need searches, although we would advise against this for such an important purchase.

If you are purchasing with a mortgage then yes conveyancing searches are required.

What searches will I need performed for conveyancing?

There will be some things you do not know about the property you are purchasing even when viewing it with an estate agent or even getting a survey done.

Some searches will be recommended by the conveyancing solicitor for all purchases and others will be required by the mortgage lender to protect them from any liabilities that the property may have.

Searches include:

Local authority searches: which could include are there any plans for a motorway at the end of your garden, or what about any radioactive gas in the vicinity.

Checking the ‘title register and ‘title plan’ at the Land Registry. Both these are legally required in order to sell.

Water authority searches: find out how you get your water and are there any public drains on the property which could affect extensions or building work.

Environmental searches; can be carried out to ensure you have detailed information about previous land uses and land in the vicinity of the property and if such uses are likely to have caused any potential contamination. They will also check for Flood and mining details to ensure you have no hidden surprises.

Chancel repair search; which will ensure you have no leftover medieval liabilities on the property such as helping pay for church repairs etc.

Do I need to get a survey?

No, a survey is optional, but they can prevent you avoiding expensive and unwanted surprises. They can also arm you with unbiased information which will help you renegotiate the price.

How fast can I get a conveyancing quote?

Our conveyancing system will bring back a full quote in under 30 seconds and will list all fees and will provide a fixed fee conveyancing quote online.