Legal Guides


Choose a conveyancer

Choose a conveyancer

Choosing the right conveyancer is vital for your home purchase. Discover tips on evaluating their experience, qualifications, and cost to find the best fit for your needs.

Prepare the info your conveyancer will need from you

Prepare the info your conveyancer will need from you

Get a head start on your conveyancing process by preparing the essential information your conveyancer needs. From proof of identity to details of your mortgage lender, ensure a smooth transaction.

Guidance on working with a conveyancer

How to work effectively with your conveyancer

Learn how to work effectively with your conveyancer: Understand the importance of clear communication, timely document provision, and maintaining patience for a successful property transfer

Review the seller’s “contract pack” documents

What to expect in the contract pack

Explore the detailed contract pack in home buying: Learn about the draft contract, property details, leasehold documents, and more to ensure a thorough review.

Discuss how to deal with property “legal defects” with your conveyancer (optional)

Discuss how to deal with property “legal defects” with your conveyancer

Explore how indemnity insurance serves as a temporary fix for legal issues in property transactions, like unauthorised changes or missing permits, and strategies for long-term resolution.

Discuss starting searches with your conveyancer

Discuss starting searches with your conveyancer

Explore the role of property searches in home buying, uncovering issues like past flooding, with insights on costs, duration, and optimal timing.

Understand the search results & decide whether to continue with the purchase

Understand the search results & decide whether to continue with the purchase

Discover the crucial role of property searches in revealing legal, financial, and environmental issues, from title disputes to flood risks, before finalising your property purchase.

Consider writing a will

Consider writing a will

Understand the significance of writing a will to dictate the inheritance of your assets, including property, and explore your options from DIY kits to professional solicitors.

Plan how to transfer the required money to your conveyancer

Plan how to transfer the required money to your conveyancer

Efficiently manage your property purchase funds by planning withdrawals, understanding bank transfer limits, and choosing the best method to move large sums to your conveyancer.

Read our overview of Exchange and Completion

Exchange and Completion explained

Learn what happens during the exchange and completion stages of buying a home, including legal commitments, crucial timelines, and essential preparations.

Sign documents for exchange (with a witness)

Documents to sign at exchange (with a witness)

Understand and verify all key documents for your property exchange, including contracts and deeds, to ensure accuracy before signing with a witness.

Agree exchange & completion dates across the chain

How to agree Exchange & Completion dates

Essential insights into property exchange and completion: understand the process and legal implications for a successful home purchase.


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