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Conveyancing When Selling a House

Selling a house is incredibly stressful, from arranging viewings to considering offers. Conveyancing is just another part of this process. At Real Legal, we will complete conveyancing as quickly and efficiently as possible to secure your sale.

Do you need conveyancing when selling a house?

Yes, you need conveyancing when selling a house. Conveyancing is the legal process which transfers ownership from the seller to the buyer. Without it, the sale cannot be completed.

Whilst you can attempt conveyancing yourself, we recommend hiring a professional conveyancer. There are complicated legal and financial dimensions, which require an understanding of property law. 

At Real Legal, our conveyancers have handled hundreds of successful cases. We will protect your interests and ensure all legal requirements are met. Our experience and expertise mean we can complete the sale swiftly and efficiently.

What is the process for conveyancing when selling a house?

The first step in conveyancing is to gather all the necessary legal documents. That includes proof of identity, Title Deeds, Building Regulations, EPC ratings and more. 

Once we have all the relevant documents, we will use them to fill in the Property Information Form. This form includes everything the buyer needs to know about the property. We will also complete the Fittings and Content Form, which details what is included in the sale. Then, we will draft the contract of sale. We will pass this on to the buyer’s conveyancer for review.

The buyer’s conveyancer will then carry out their own property searches. They may come back to us with some enquiries. For example, they might query the property boundaries. We must find the relevant information and address these concerns.

When all the enquiries are answered, we can finalise the contract. There might be some negotiation about contract terms. Real Legal will protect your rights and interests during negotiation. We will keep you up to date and gain consent before making any changes to the contract.

As soon as negotiations are complete, we can exchange contracts. At this point, the sale becomes official! We will set a completion date for the funds to be transferred.

What documents do I need?

To complete conveyancing as quickly as possible, here’s a list of the documents we’ll need:

Proof of identity – passport or driving licence.

Proof of address – utility bills.

Title Deeds – paper copy or check Land Registry (we can help with this).

Guarantees and warranties – including electric, boiler, heating etc.

Building regulations – for any extensions or additions to the original property.

Conveyancing fees when selling a house

The cost of conveyancing when selling a house can vary from case to case. Costs are broken down into legal fees and disbursements. Legal fees are how much the legal firm charges for their services. Disbursements are the costs incurred during the process.

Costs can also vary according to the value of the property and the complexity of the case. If a property is subject to a dispute about the right of access, for example, it will require more work and may lead to higher costs.

At Real Legal, we offer competitive prices. Generally, the conveyancing fee for a property worth £100,000 will be around £500 to £625, excluding VAT. 

Check out a full breakdown of our prices below. Please be aware that fees can change from case to case. We aim to give you a fixed price, but we cannot guarantee this until we receive the full details of the property. We will notify you of any extra costs.

Property Price
Fee Range excluding VAT
£100,000 - 200,000
£200,000 – 300,000
£550 - £650
£400,000 – 500,000
£650 - £1000

Sales over £500,000 please contact us for a bespoke quote

Additional fees in addition to the above will incur further charges due to the extra work to be undertaken:
  • Leasehold Flat
  • Unregistered Title
  • Selling with Solar Panels
  • Help to Buy Equity Loan for redeeming 
We will advise of the additional costs as the above become apparent in the transaction and will advise you of the additional fees as soon as possible.  In addition disbursements will be charged. For example, Copies of the register of title and plan, documents referred to in the title register, ID checks and bank transfer fees. 

How long does conveyancing take when selling a house?

At Real Legal, we try to complete conveyancing as quickly as possible. Most conveyancing is complete within 8-12 weeks. However, certain factors that are beyond our control can delay the process. This includes:

  • Chain dependence
  • Property surveys
  • Mortgage approvals
  • Property searches
  • Legal disputes


If there are any unexpected delays, we will get in touch to let you know. We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and always keep clients in the loop. This is just one of the many reasons you should choose us for conveyancing when selling a house.

Why Choose Us

When it comes to selling your home, having the right conveyancer by your side makes all the difference. At Real Legal, we have the experience and expertise to complete your sale successfully. 

We understand that you want to complete the sale as quickly as possible. That’s why we provide a clear criteria of everything we need from you, including legal documents and certification. That means we can start work straight away and prevent unnecessary delays.

We also understand the pressure of selling your home. That’s why we try to make conveyancing as simple and stress-free as possible. We pride ourselves on our excellent communication, providing you with regular updates. If you ever have any questions, you can call or email us. Or, if you’re local, you can pop into the office. Just call or email to arrange an appointment.

Registered with the CQS

Real Legal are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We’re also registered members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Membership of the scheme requires renewal every year, which ensures we are up to date with the latest training and industry developments. Just one of the ways we provide superior service for homeowners.

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