Conveyancing is the term for all the legal and administrative work involved in transferring ownership of land and buildings from one person to another. Before buying or selling a property, remortgaging, or completing a transfer of equity, there’s a lot of legal requirements you need to take care of.
In this section we’ve put together some information on some of the key areas of conveyancing, including:
- Conveyancing Searches
When you buy a property there are a number of searches that need to be carried out. This guide gives more details on what they are and how much they cost.
- Joint Ownership
If you and your partner are buying a house together, there are different ownership options. This guide can help you work out which is right for you.
- Stamp Duty
If you’re buying a property over a certain value in England, Wales, or Northern Ireland, you have to pay a lump sum known as Stamp Duty Land Tax. This guide explains what it is and how much you have to pay.
If you’re buying a property in Scotland, you pay what’s known as a Land and Building Transaction Tax, instead of Stamp Duty. Find out more on our Conveyancing in Scotland page.
- Transfer of Equity Process
If you want to change the co-ownership status of your property you’ll need to complete a Transfer of Equity. This guide covers the most common reasons for transferring equity and the process for doing so.
You can read more about the process for buying or selling a property in our Home Buyer's Guide or Home Seller's Guide.
For more information about how Irwin Mitchell can help you with your conveyancing needs, call us today on 0330 123 0068, or use our online enquiry form and we’ll get back to you – the first consultation is totally free.
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All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to conveyancing and property is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means. Please visit our Scottish Conveyancing page for more information.