Conveyancing - the legal aspects

Conveyancing is all the necessary legal bits involved in buying a house and will be carried out by a solicitor. We’ve listed what you solicitor will do at each stage of the sale to make it easier to digest.

Agreement of sale

Once you have made an offer and it has been accepted, your solicitor will undertake any searches, organise the contract, ask you for the deposit and arrange your mortgage.

Exchange of contracts

Once contracts have been exchanged, your solicitor will send the deposit over, write a completion statement, prime necessary documents so the house will be in your name, collect any remaining money from you, and conduct any last searches.


On completion, your solicitor will pay any stamp duty, apply to register the house in your name, send the deeds of the house to your mortgage lender