Meaby & Co. Specialist Conveyancing Lawyers, Soho, Camberwell and Chigwell

  • Buying and Selling Property

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the area of law concerned with buying and selling of property. The process involves the preparation of legal documents that transfer ownership of the property from the seller to the buyer, the property may be residential or commercial, freehold or leasehold.

When should I instruct a solicitor?

If you are selling your property you will probably find it useful to speak with a solicitor before you have actually sold the property. By instructing your solicitor in good time the process will often take less time. We can discuss this with you when you contact us.
Buyers often only instruct a solicitor once they have had an offer accepted as there is no advantage in instructing early.
Conveyancing starts when an offer on a property is accepted and a solicitor is instructed and finishes when the keys are handed over.

What does buying and selling a property involve?

The transaction is not as straightforward as many think. Not only are there numerous forms to fill in but there can be unforeseen problems and complex issues that require a solicitor or conveyancer to resolve them.

Typically a solicitor will deal with:

  • Checking the title to the property at the Land Registry
  • Drawing up the contract for sale
  • Carrying out the proper searches
  • Sorting out issues that the buyer’s or sellers solicitors may raise
  • Dealing with the Stamp Duty Land Tax
  • Redeeming any existing lending against the property on completion
  • Completing the sale

How can Meaby & Co Help?

Obviously each client needs something different from their legal team and we tailor our property advice to suit you.

Here’s how we provide a tailored, efficient and stress-free service across all aspects of residential property law and conveyancing.

  • At the beginning of the process your Meaby lawyer will consult with you to obtain full, detailed instructions so that we understand your requirements and you understand the process. This minimises any delays right from the beginning.
  • We’ll keep in touch using plain English rather than legal jargon
  • We also make sure everyone else involved in the process is up-to-date from estate agents and banks to other lawyers.


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Please contact us on 0207 703 5034 to speak informally to one of our lawyers with no obligation or drop us an email at and we’ll get back to you.

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