FAQ

We hope that our website helps to explain the conveyancing process. Below are some commonly asked questions and their answers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information.

No, it isn’t necessary for your Conveyancer to see you in person unless you would like to. We will correspond by email, telephone or post.

Yes, your dedicated Conveyancer will be available during normal working hours. The response time for returning voicemails is a maximum of two hours. You will have at least five points of contact available to you when you call. 

An average conveyancing transaction takes between 6-12 weeks to complete. Our Conveyancers have sold properties within 48 hours – most clients do not wish to complete to these timescales! Your Conveyancer will be able to provide you with accurate timelines as the transaction proceeds. 

Our Conveyancers are specialists who only undertake residential conveyancing and they have fine-tuned their environment to provide a fantastic conveyancing service at a highly competitive price.  For example, the online Welcome Pack portal you will use is linked to the Conveyancers case management system – avoiding duplication and cost. 

Our Conveyancers can provide you with a no move no fee conveyancing service for a small administrative charge of £50.00 plus VAT.  The No Move No Fee product provides you with peace of mind in the event that your transaction fails to complete through no fault of your own.  The Conveyancers legal fees will be covered but not costs such as conveyancing search costs.  Full details in relation to this product will be provided upon instruction. 

Your Conveyancer will always try to keep your legal fees to a minimum and what has been quoted.  If there is additional work that needs to be undertaken, which falls outside of the legal cost estimate that we have provided, your Conveyancer will advise you of any potential additional legal fees, prior to undertaking the work.

Our Conveyancers offer a nationwide conveyancing service throughout the whole of England and Wales.  They deal with a large number of internet referrals and clients who they very rarely see in person.  You don’t need to waste time going to see your Conveyancer, all of their work is conducted by telephone, email or via the postal service.  You will be able to track your transaction online or by contacting your Conveyancer via their direct telephone and email facilities.  Your Conveyancer will provide you with an excellent conveyancing service. 

Your Conveyancer will provide you with additional information in relation to the types of searches that you will require in relation to your property transaction.  Ordinarily your Conveyancer would advise that you obtain a search pack containing a local authority, environmental and drainage search which cost approximately £350.00 plus VAT.  In the event that you require a mortgage, your mortgage lender may insist upon you commissioning these searches.  Your Conveyancer will advise you on the searches that you need to undertake, and the cost of the searches, once they receive the title documentation in relation to your transaction. 

Your Conveyancer will advise you of the searches that may be relevant to your property transaction.  Ordinarily your Conveyancer would advise that you obtain a search pack containing a local authority, environmental and drainage search which cost approximately £350.00 plus VAT.  Your Conveyancer will advise you on the searches that you need to undertake, and the cost of the searches, once they receive the title documentation in relation to your transaction. 

A Stamp Duty Land Tax return form needs to be completed in relation to every purchase transaction, regardless as to whether or not Stamp Duty is payable. This is an in depth, 8 page tax return document that needs to be submitted to HM Revenue and Customs by your Conveyancer prior to you being able to register your interest in the property at the Land Registry.

The money payable in respect of Stamp Duty Land Tax for residential property is calculated as follows (accurate as of June 2020): 

Purchase Price 

Rate Of Stamp Duty – England 

Buy To Let / Additional Home Rate 

Up to £125,000 

0% 

3% 

£125,001 to £250,000 

2% 

5% 

£250,001 to £925,000 

5% 

8% 

£925,001 – £1,500,000 

10% 

13% 

Over £1,500,001 

12% 

15% 

Purchase Price 

Rate Of Stamp Duty – Wales 

Buy To Let / Additional Home Rate 

less than £180,000 

0% 

3% 

£180,000 to £250,000 

3.5% 

6.5% 

£250,000 to £400,000 

5% 

8% 

£400,000 to £750,000 

7.5% 

10.5% 

£750k to £1,500,000 

10% 

13% 

Over £1,500,001 

12% 

15% 

Please share your completion deadline so that we can inform your Conveyancer of the need to expedite your transaction.  We need to get the ball rolling in relation to this matter as soon as possible. 

Our Conveyancers are Conveyancing Specialists which means that they will be able to deal with your property transaction no matter how difficult or protracted it may become. Your expert Conveyancer will be able to talk you through the intricacies of the transaction and will get you through to completion as quickly and smoothly as possible.

A normal sale or purchase transaction can take up to 16 weeks to complete, our Conveyancer consistently record some of the fastest Conveyancing timelines in the country.  They regularly complete transactions in under 9 weeks.

A transaction can complete within 4 weeks. Our Conveyancers will look to complete your transaction within 2 weeks from receipt of your offer of mortgage form your new mortgage lender.

We only recommend specialist Conveyancers. The advantage of using Licensed Conveyancers is that they are specialists in this area of law and are regulated, monitored and insured.  The Conveyancers that we use are the best in the country. 

Award winning Conveyancing specialist at Convey Law will be looking after you from start to finish.  Convey Law have the fastest timelines in the country and regularly score over 90% in our client service ratings.  They will provide you with an exceptional conveyancing service. 

Government money laundering regulations require an electronic identity search in order to verify that you are who you say you are. 

Our online case tracking facility provides you with the up to the minute position in relation to your property transaction 24/7.  It is linked directly through to your Conveyancer’s case management system and is updated as work is undertaken on your transaction.  The case status facility will provide you with a precise paragraph of the up to date position of your property transaction and will be updated every 7 days in any event.  It is a fantastic facility that will help to keep you updated throughout the course of your property transaction. 

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