Conveyancing Explained

Conveyancing Explained by Conveyancing Solicitors

Conveyancing is a term used to describe the transfer of ownership, a financial dealing, a grant or removal of a right, an easement or a restriction for land or property in England and Wales.

The term "conveyancing" is usually first come across by individuals wishing to buying, sell, take out a mortgage or transfer equity for a property or land. 

Conveyancing in England and Wales is most often undertaken by Conveyancing Solicitors or specialist property lawyers known as Licensed Conveyancers.  Conveyancing Solicitors and Conveyancers act on behalf of individual clients and financial institutions in relation to the conveyancing process.

Conveyancing Process Explained

Conveyancing is both a legal and administrative procedure.  It is usually conducted by a conveyancing solicitor or conveyancer either with the assistance of an experienced conveyancing secretary or more often nowadays with the aid of specific conveyancing software supplied by legal conveyancing software companies. 

Often Legal Executives will also carry out conveyancing transactions though they will usually be employed by a firm of conveyancing solicitors or a Licensed Conveyancing Company.  Conveyancing like any legal process involves the production of large amounts of documentation.

Conveyancing Transactions Explained

The conveyancing process carried out will depend on the type of matter.  The conveyancing process for buying a property is different from the conveyancing process for selling a property as are secured lending transactions known as Mortgages or Remortgages or property transfers known as Transfer of Equity.  To discover more about the conveyancing process for a particular matter type click on the relevant link below to view our free Conveyancing Guide designed to help the layman understand the stages of a conveyancing transaction:

Conveyancing Solicitors Explained

The role of conveyancing solicitors involved in conveyancing transactions is explained more fully in our pages dealing with conveyancing solicitors and conveyancers and their duties when acting in relation to property matters.  For an explanation of your conveyancing solicitors role in your property transaction click the following relevant link:

Conveyancing Quotes Explained

Our pages on conveyancing fees and conveyancing costs deal with the likely costs and charges that may be incurred during the course of the conveyancing process.   We hope you will enjoy finding out about conveyancing and the legal processes involved by making use of our pages on Conveyancing Explained.

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