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'Conveyancing is the process of transferring the legal ownership of property or land from one person to another.'

If you are buying or selling a property, you need to instruct a conveyancer or solicitor. They will organise all the legal paperwork, for example: drawing up your contract, arranging local searches and requesting funds from your lender. A conveyancer ensures everything progresses smoothly to completion. 


The legal process of transferring property ownership is usually a two-step process:

  • Exchange of contract - the date contract details are agreed

  • Completion - the date legal titles are transferred


A general solicitor or a conveyancer can transfer property ownership. However, a conveyancer is a solicitor that has chosen to specialise in property law. 



Exchange of Contract 


If both the buyer and seller are happy with the terms, they will sign and exchange legal contracts. After exchange of contracts, the transfer is bound by law and the buyer will usually pay their deposit on exchange. 





Completion is the last step in the conveyancing process. It is when the payment balance for the property is passed to the seller's solicitor and ownership transfers to the buyer. 



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Choosing your conveyancer


It is important to choose a motivated conveyancer that can keep your sale/purchase on the move. With an experienced history in all things' property, we have specially selected a number of local experts that can fulfil your conveyancing needs. 

If you need to instruct a surveyor and would like a recommendation, please contact us

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What our customers say about us

Sold my house with Arden, very professional service, quick sell and at my asking price. Will definitely use Arden Estates again.

Sam Ansell

The most professional estate agency in Ward End. I have tried others and will not move from this letting's agent.

Parma Singh

Exceptional service at this Estate Agent both in buying and selling properties and invaluable service with their letting service. Very highly recommended and efficient reliable service. Simply the best.

Veronica Morgan

Very helpful and professional estate agents. They will go out of their way to try and help you and they always have the time to explain to you what's happening. Would definitely recommend!

Mell Cath

We recently sold our property through Arden Estate Agents, and having failed to sell through another local estate agent we tried Arden's after they were recommended to us, I am so glad we did, as they sold our house within a couple of days and kept us in the loop throughout the entire process. I would genuinely recommend them to anybody who wants to sell or buy a property.

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John Reid

Exceptional. From meeting at the valuation to sales completion, Arden provided an honest, professional service throughout. Tony and Paul kept me updated with progress from finding a genuine purchaser to ensuring we experienced no unnecessary delays. I highly recommend them. My only regret I didn’t knock their door first. Exceptional.

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Frequently asked questions...

When should I arrange a mortgage?

We recommend buyers seek financial advice early on and ideally have a mortgage in principal prior to viewing. This reassures the seller that you can finance the purchase and will put you in a stronger position than other buyers without one. 

What if I change my mind and want to pull out of my property purchase?

Both parties are allowed to pull out prior to exchange of contracts. However, following exchange of contracts, the opposing party is entitled to 'breach of contract' terms. Therefore, the seller would be able to retain a proportion of your deposit. 

Should I search for a property before I put my house up for sale?

It is good to have an idea of the kind of property you are looking for before you put yours up for sale. However, it is important to remember that you cannot secure a property until you have a buyer. 

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