Buying and Selling
Conveyancing describes the legal process of buying and selling a home in England and Wales. It is where the title or ownership is transferred from the seller to the buyer.
The conveyancing process begins when you accept an offer on a property, either to sell it or buy it, and ends at “completion” when you get your keys or where they are handed over.
There are two main types of conveyancing, freehold and leasehold. Freehold matters are usual fairly straightforward and without complications, completion on buying your house could be expected to take place within 6 weeks from receipt of the papers from the seller’s solicitors. Leasehold matters are slightly more complicated, and often involve far more checks and by their nature often take a few weeks longer to conclude. Our home and property team have the experience to handle both freehold and leasehold matters, and will be able to guide you through the process. We can provide you with honest and straightforward advice throughout the process.
Your solicitor will guide you through the process, advising on the content of your mortgage, the title deeds and all aspects of your property transaction. We have conveyancing solicitors at seven offices across West Yorkshire, including Huddersfield, Leeds and Wakefield.