If you are looking to buy or sell a property, or to remortgage one that you already own, then you will probably have heard the term ‘conveyancing’ mentioned a few times. But what does it mean and how does it work?

Put simply, when we refer to conveyancing, what we are talking about is the legal process that you will need to go through to formally complete the property transaction you have agreed to enter, the components of which will vary depending on what it is you want to achieve.

For example, in a sale of your home, it is the process by which you must prove that a property is yours to sell and complete the paperwork needed to hand it over. In the case of a purchase, it is the process by which you can check that a property is in order before legally committing yourself to take it on and becoming registered as the new owner, and in a remortgage it is the process by which you must demonstrate to your lender that the property you are offering up as security for a new loan is of sufficient value to mean that, if you default, it can be sold to pay off what you owe.

At Step Legal Solicitors, we have a department dedicated to residential property conveyancing and which can offer a fast and effective service designed to ensure your transaction completes as quickly as possible and with the minimum amount of stress and hassle.

The department is headed up by property specialist, Anees Khan, and offers a range of services designed to meet all of your conveyancing needs and in most cases under an arrangement whereby our legal fees and associated expenses, like property transfer fees, are bundled up together in a fixed fee, the amount of which you can gauge before instructing us by using our online conveyancing cost calculator.

Residential conveyancing services

Our lawyers can help with:

  • the sale or purchase of private homes, holiday lets, buy-to-let investments, residential property portfolios and the homes of people who have gone
    into long term care or who have died;
  • the sale or purchase of residential auction property, including repossessed property;
  • the sale or purchase of residential new build properties, including those bought through a developer’s part-exchange programme;
  • the purchase or sale of shared ownership properties or those bought through the government’s Help to Buy scheme (NewBuy Scheme);
  • the transfer of equity (value) in a residential property, for example as part of a financial settlement with your former partner following separation or
  • the remortgage of residential property; and
  • residential property equity release plans.

We can assist whatever the property price and whether you are a first time buyer, someone looking to move up or down the property ladder or even a seasoned and repeat property investor.

We can also help whether your property is one that you own outright (a freehold property) or one in which you have a defined interest for a set number of years and on which you may pay ground rent and a service charge (a leasehold property).

Why choose Step Legal Solicitors?

We offer an extensive range of residential conveyancing services, which means that we are able to help you no matter what it is you need.

We have tried and tested case management systems in place to ensure that your transaction proceeds as smoothly as possible and that you are kept up-to-date at every stage of your sale or purchase through regular progress reports communicated to you via telephone, email or letter if you prefer.

All work is supervised by the head of our conveyancing department, solicitor Anees Khan, who has over ten years’ experience in supporting clients with their residential property requirements.

Most of the work we undertake can be completed for a fixed fee, and to make things easier for people who might otherwise struggle to access legal advice we also offer a free Polish translation service, easy to access meeting rooms for disabled and elderly clients and pre-bookable visitor car parking.

Want to find out more?

For more information on buying or selling houses and our other residential property conveyancing services, please contact Anees on 0800 195 6412, email us at enquiries@steplegal.co.uk or pop in to see us for a chat.

We can help wherever in the country you are based, whether that be locally in Crewe or another Cheshire town like Northwich, Nantwich, Sandbach or Macclesfield, in a city like Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire or in the surrounding counties of Shropshire, Derbyshire, Merseyside or Greater Manchester.