How long does conveyancing take?
Conveyancing usually takes 12-16 weeks. Conveyancing is a complex process and dependant on a number of moving parts and parties which makes each situation unique. To minimise delays and make the process as smooth as possible we recommend taking the following steps as early as possible:
- Instruct a conveyancing solicitor as soon as soon as possible.
- Provide all necessary ID and Proof of Address to your solicitor at the outset.
- If selling we recommend:
- Instruct your solicitor to prepare the contract pack ASAP in readiness for a buyer and inform your solicitor of any unusual aspects of the property or title. Any title defects can be resolved early on.
- Gather and provide certificates/guarantees and any other documents provided at your time of purchase, works done etc to your solicitor.
- If the property is affected by a Management Company, whether freehold or leasehold, the Management pack (that has to be provided to any buyer) should be ordered and paid for ASAP. The pack can often take several weeks to come from the Management Company.