Conveyancing

To help you take care of the legal side of moving home, we have teamed up with My Home Move (Premier Property Lawyers) to provide you with a unique and specialist conveyancing service, designed to dramatically reduce the time it takes to complete the legal work and get you moving quicker.

We have a dedicated team to ensure every client receives a seamless and stress-free service.

Manage your move online

The revolutionary online case-management service, eWay, allows you to manage your case whenever you want, from wherever you are, via a smartphone, tablet or PC. You can complete documentation online, make secure payments and keep up-to-date with how your case is progressing, even when you’re on the move.
The new eWay app is now available for you to download and provides instant access to your case. The app will send you push notifications when there are actions for you to complete, making it even easier for you to stay up-to-date.

To find out more about eWay click here to watch the video.

What else can you expect as part of the service?
• No move, no fee – If your move falls through completely, for any reason whatsoever, you won’t be charged the lawyer’s fee.
• Dedicated conveyancer – You will be assigned your own dedicated conveyancer who is part of a team of home moving experts, so there is always someone on hand to guide and assist you through the entire process.
• Longer opening hours – Open 8am-8pm Monday to Thursday and 8am-7pm on Fridays. We are also open at weekends, Saturday 9am-4pm and Sunday 10am-3pm.
• Regular status updates – You will receive regular status updates from your conveyancer via email, SMS, phone call or letter, whichever you prefer.
• Search Guarantee – In the unlikely event that a purchase does not proceed to exchange of contracts, the cost of the next set of searches will be supplied FREE of charge.*
* Terms and conditions apply.

See what customers have to say…

“I found the eWay portal quick and easy to use, and it was easy to communicate with my conveyancer. Using this service is much more practical for busy families than face-to-face meetings!” – Mr G., completed 16/03/2018

“We thought our conveyancer was easy to contact and we liked keeping track of how the progress was going online. We found the service efficient.” – Mrs and Mr P., completed 23/02/2018

“I liked that I did not have to go to the office and could use email, phone or the app instead. My conveyancer was very thorough and very reassuring, as this was my first house purchase.” – Mr C., completed 12/02/2018

“My conveyancer was very helpful and jolly. They made the whole experience pain free and knowing they were only a phone call away was a great help.” – Mr S., completed 02/03/2018

What Next?

We have provided a quick quote facility so you know what the legal side of buying or selling your house will cost.
Don’t forget, we have a no completion no fee guarantee and we have ensured the price you pay is very competitive which provides great value with great care, expertise and technology.

You can simply accept the quote to start the process and our advisers will be on hand to answer any questions and guide you through the process from start to end.

We know buying and selling your home or property can be stressful so we do everything we can to make the legal side of that process as easy as possible.

Premier Property Lawyers is regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. Premier Property Lawyers Ltd is registered in England and Wales. Registered No: 04323405. A list of the directors is available from the registered office.

Residential conveyancing process explained: For Buyers

This is a guide explaining the conveyancing process when buying a home. Residential Conveyancing involves legally transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer. It starts when your offer on a house is accepted and finishes when you receive the keys. Understanding what it involves will help ensure there are fewer surprises along the way.

What is conveyancing?

Residential conveyancing involves legally transferring home ownership from the seller to the buyer. It starts when your offer on a house is accepted and finishes when you receive the keys.

Who does the conveyancing?

A solicitor or conveyancer usually conducts the conveyancing process, but it is possible (although difficult) to do it yourself as long as you are not taking out a mortgage.

  • Local authority searches: are there plans for a motorway in your new garden? How about radioactive gas? This costs between £70 and £400 depending on the Local Authority and usually takes 1-2 weeks, but can take up to 6 weeks
  • Checking the ‘title register’ and ‘title plan’ at the Land Registry– these are the legal documents proving the seller’s ownership. The title register check costs £3 and the title plan check costs £3. Both checks are legally required in order to sell
  • Checking flood risk – this can also be done at the Land Registry. If you are already getting an environmental search (see below), you might not buy this one separately as the search will contain much more thorough flood information and maps
  • Water authority searches – find out how you get your water and if any public drains on the property might affect extensions or building works. The water authority search will cost between £50 and £75
  • Chancel repair search – to ensure there are no potential leftover medieval liabilities on the property to help pay for church repairs. This is a necessity and costs £18. However, you may decide to take out Chancel repair insurance instead for £20 or so. The laws around Chancel repair changed in October 2013 so now the onus is on the Church to establish and lodge liability with the Land Registry
  • Environmental Search – this report is used on the vast majority of transactions and is provided by either Landmark or Groundsure.  Depending which product your solicitor usually uses, the report will give information about contaminated land at or around the property, landfill sites, former and current industry, detailed flooding predictions, radon gas hazard, ground stability issues, and some other related information.  The cost should be around £50 to £60 including VAT
  • Optional and location specific searches – sometimes extra searches are required or recommended depending on the location or type of property or due to particular concerns raised by the buyer.  These could include:
    • Tin Mining searches in Cornwall
    • Mining searches in various parts of the UK and Cheshire Brine searches
    • Additional Local Authority Questions such as Public Paths, Pipelines, Noise Abatement Zones, Common Land, etc

To find industry professionals near you please visit our A-Z of Solicitors and Surveyors.