Conveyancing for buyers

Choosing the right conveyancer when you are purchasing a home is a very important decision. At Spencer Lockwood Conveyancing we offer the best conveyancing for buyers in London. All of our conveyancing lawyers are highly experienced and dedicated to protecting your interests.

We respond to enquiries quickly, keep you and your agents up to date, and communicate with your lender on your behalf. Whether you are a first time buyer, a second time buyer, or an investor buying to let, our highly experienced property lawyers have the specific knowledge to make your house buying experience as hassle free as possible.

UK Law places all the responsibility of researching a property onto the buyer. It’s known as ‘caveat emptor’ or ‘buyer beware.’ Our expert conveyancing team work on your behalf to make sure all of the research is carried out swiftly and that you’re kept up to date with all of the results.

What sets us apart from our competitors? We understand all of the pitfalls associated with buying a property. We know how important local property knowledge is, and we have specialist lawyers for specific property types. In addition, we address your priorities and ensure we can fulfill your needs. If you need to meet tight timeframes, our solicitors keep to a limited workload, in order to keep on top of response times. The average purchase takes 6-8 weeks so let us know if you need to complete faster.

Furthermore, we promise to provide our services at competitive market rates. There are no hidden charges or fees, so you can plan ahead and stick to your budget.

Request a call back now, and one of our expert team will talk through your requirements.

What if I am also selling?

We’ll ideally act for both your property purchase and your sale, but we may advise that choosing two solicitors with different fields of expertise could be more advantageous for your situation. We’ll always discuss the options with you and agree the best solution to suit your priorities. You can find out more about conveyancing for sellers here.

Can you act for my lender?

As part of the initial process, we’ll always confirm your lender and make sure we can act for them. We have experience with such lenders as Islamic Mortgages, and it will save time and money when the correct solicitor is assigned from the beginning.

How does conveyancing for buyers work?

Every house sale is different, but in general we will manage everything from dealing with the Land Registry, to stamp duty charges, drawing up contracts, and providing legal advice and guidance throughout the process. Here’s how we work to make your life easier:

  1. Firstly, we’ll talk through your needs and provide you with a competitive quote.
  2. Once you accept the quote, we’ll assign our most appropriate solicitor or property lawyer. They will speak with you and send you the necessary paperwork immediately. We’ll make sure we are on the correct lender panel to carry out the work.
  3. You simply return the paperwork signed, complete with your certified copies of ID and proof of address.
  4. Once we have received the seller’s contract we’ll review it and keep you informed.
  5. We will raise enquiries with the seller and gather any information required.
  6. Once all the information is gathered and any queries have been resolved, your terms will be agreed and a date will be set to complete.
  7. Both sides will exchange and sign contracts. This is the point where the purchase is legally binding.
  8. On the day of completion, money is exchanged and you can pick up the keys to your new home.
  9. We will deal with all of the post-completion formalities, such as arranging your payment of any stamp duty and ensuring your name is on the deeds at the Land Registry.
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Our purchase fees start from £400 plus VAT, with typical disbursements for a standard transaction being around £400. The typical disbursements for a sale include searches (£200-£300), registering the title at the land registry on completion (please see quote or HMLR), identity checks (£6-£8) and bank transfer fees (£15 each).