Conveyancing covers the legal services involved in the transfer of land and property from one person to another. A solicitor, or a licensed conveyancer, is tasked with this process which includes the exchange of contracts after a sale’s been agreed. Expect these fees to be around £1,000.
You should compare your options with care when choosing your estate agent and conveyancer – try to find out how long these individuals have been doing the job for, and look for credible reviews online. Your estate agent may recommend someone to do your conveyancing, but you don’t have to go with the person they suggest. In England and Wales, the process of conveyancing is managed differently than it is in Scotland, as our guide explains.