Conveyancing is the transfer of a legal title from one person to another. Usually carried out by a lawyer, conveyancing is a process used commonly when properties are bought and sold.
During a conveyancing process there are a variety of different checks that have to be done for the process to be a legal transfer. These checks are important because, they involve making sure that the site is occupied legally, that the property isn’t threatened by any redevelopments in the area or that the property isn’t subject to a compulsory purchase order. All of which are important for people who want their new property purchase to be a legal one.
The Government has plans to introduce online conveyancing which will involve the online registration of land. This will ultimately dispose of the necessity for lengthy background searches and make purchasing property much easier and more secure for the buyer.