Moving Advice : Conveyancing

At reallymoving.com we aim to help our customers at every stage of the buying and selling process. Read our extensive library of conveyancing guides for advice and knowledge every step of the way.

Moving Advice Articles

  • Re-mortgage Guide

    Our guide to remortgaging a property. Find out what remortgaging means and what is involved should you want to remortgage your home.

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  • Importance of Mortgage Advice following Mortgage Market Review

    Find out about the implications of the Mortgage Market Review and how it may affect your eligibility for a mortgage.

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  • A complete guide to conveyancing

    If you are buying or selling a house, you will need a property lawyer. We have pulled together a range of helpful tips and advice to help you find a regulated conveyancer and explain everything you need to know about conveyancing in the UK.

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  • The Conveyancing Process For Sellers In England And Wales

    A step by step guide to the conveyancing process of selling your home. This article focuses on the legal process in England and Wales.

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  • The Home Buying Process in England and Wales

    From having your offer accepted to getting the keys, here's our guide to the process of buying a home in England and Wales.

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  • Land and Buildings Transaction Tax in Scotland

    In April 2015, a reform by the Scottish Government meant that Stamp Duty in Scotland is now known as Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT).

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  • Conveyancing process in England and Wales

    Even for experienced property buyers, conveyancing – the legal process of transferring the ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer – can seem like a convoluted and arcane procedure. In fact, while it can be a complicated process, most property purchases follow a fairly standard series of steps, with the whole journey, from instructing your conveyancer to moving into your new home, typically taking between eight and 12 weeks.

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  • Conveyancing costs in Scotland

    Reallymoving.com have put together a range of conveyancing costs that you will need to consider if you buy or sell a property in Scotland.

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  • How long do searches take?

    If you are moving home, you will want to find out how long local authority searches take to process. Find out the time it takes for searches to be returned and the kind of local search results that are carried out when you buy or sell a house.

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  • Stages of the conveyancing process

    The average conveyancing process normally takes between 8 to 12 weeks. Reallymoving.com have pulled together a breakdown of the various stages that the Conveyancing Solicitor or Licenced Conveyancer will carry out and what you will need to consider.

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  • When do I have to pay Stamp Duty

    You are expected to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) in England, Wales and Northern Ireland or Land and Buildings Transaction Tax (LBTT) in Scotland when your residential or commercial property is over a certain price threshold. The tax is paid by your property lawyer when your transaction is complete.

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  • Stamp Duty on new builds

    If you are buying a new build property you will still be expected to pay stamp duty if your property is over a certain price threshold.

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  • What is a conveyancing solicitor?

    It’s easy to underestimate the complexity and importance of the work undertaken during the “conveyancing” process – the legal process of transferring a property from one owner to another.

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  • What does a conveyancer do?

    When it comes to selling your home, it’s important to employ the services of a qualified conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer who can deal with the legal aspects of the sale.

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  • How long does conveyancing take?

    Many first-time homebuyers are surprised when they learn how long the process of purchasing a property can actually take, with the time frame from first viewing a potential new home to finally moving in often measurable in terms of months rather than weeks.

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