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An overview of conveyancing process

By Mahinan Pathmanathan

How does a standard conveyancing case typically progress, what are the major steps?

Purchase Conveyancing Process

  1. Open the file
  2. Send out welcome pack to client
  3. Do Searches
  4. Receive mortgage offer
  5. Receive contracts from other side solicitors.
  6. Raise any enquires and wait for satisfactory answers.
  7. Get all necessary documents, transfer and contract, signed by client.
  8. Exchange
  9. Completion and key release
  10. Registration

Sale Conveyancing Process

  1. Open the file
  2. Order office copy entries
  3. Send out welcome pack to client
  4. Request leasehold information and deeds if necessary.
  5. Send out contracts
  6. Reply to any enquiries raised by other side’s solicitor.
  7. Wait for return of approved contract.
  8. Exchange
  9. Completion
  10. Discharge

Re-Mortgage Conveyancing Process

  1. Open the file
  2. Send out welcome pack to client
  3. Request leasehold information and deeds if necessary.
  4. Mortgage offer received
  5. Perform priority and bankruptcy searches
  6. Receive mortgage monies and balance from client.
  7. Completion
  8. Registration