A Conveyancer’s Responsibility

small conveyancing solicitors london
Small Conveyancing Firm of the Year

What Is A Conveyancer Responsible For?

A conveyancer is responsible for due diligence when carrying out searches relating to the property being purchased.  Whilst the estate agent and surveyor carry out their own work, not everything is covered in their reports.  The work can only be completed with a conveyancer’s search work.  To avoid any disappointments and situations that will seriously impact your enjoyment of your new home, your conveyancing solicitors will complete the work by carrying out searches relating to the property and area. 

Conveyancing Searches

Conveyancing searches are part of the conveyancing process.  Without these, the work would be incomplete and it would be impossible or at the very least, extremely unwise to go ahead with property purchase without proper conveyancing work.  Your conveyancing solicitor will carry out searches on the property and area you are about to purchase.  Searches include:

  • Local authority searches which will disclose restrictions and charges relating to the property once it belongs to you
  • Flood risks will allow you to assess for instance if you can afford insurance or you want to take the risk of living in an area with a high risk of flooding
  • Noise abatement
  • Water authority searches which identify public drains that potentially affect any future building works
  • Land registry searches which confirm if the property’s ownership can be passed over or sold and if there are any boundaries
  • Environmental searches disclose any part of the land or area near the property which is or has been contaminated, any potential flooding, any other hazards such as gas

Finding A Conveyancer

The Law Society says that “Conveyancing Quality Scheme is the recognised quality mark for legal experts in buying or selling property, trusted by some of the UK’s biggest lenders.”  So you need to look for a law firms with expertise in conveyancing work as well as years of experience.    DG Law are proud to be qualified conveyancers and we have been awarded in 2015 by the LFS and registered with the Leasing Advisory Board

If you are planning to buy property or have already found your ideal home, please give us a call for an initial informal discussion. We will help you understand the conveyancing process and will guide you every step of the way. SG

Make An Enquiry

Call us now on 020 7113 4003 or complete our Online Enquiry and we will be delighted to talk with you about your legal matter.

Free Enquiry

Back to all news

Share Article With:

Make An Enquiry

Global Excellance Awards

Client Reviews

DG Law were fantastic throughout our purchase process. We had a short, fixed, timeline to

Venetia Lawson-Cruttenden [solicitor] is fantastic!  She is always so thorough and efficient and gives you the

DG Law supported us through a very difficult contractual negotiation to achieve exactly the outcome

We were very pleased with the way that DG Law helped us on our transaction

Thanks for all the help from DG Law in pulling together our somewhat complicated loan. 

DG Law resolved a difficult lease renewal for us and their services were excellent –

I needed understanding and experienced legal advice. DG Law provided an excellent service at a

My experience was second to none – the service was professional and personal. DG Law

DG Law always step up to the plate on our transactions and handle the various

DG Law was recommended to me and my partner and I received excellent advice –

Having worked with DG Law a number/couple of times now, I have been really impressed

DG Law were constantly at hand, and kept pro-active throughout the thorny process of getting

DG Law organised and ran a very useful session to help to make our team’s

DG Law came recommended to me and whilst setting up a new business it was

We were recommended three lawyers to handle the sale of our seven year old successful

Why Choose Us?

We live by our core values of transparency, flexibility and being honourable – every day

We put ourselves in your shoes so we understand your problems from the inside out

We deliver our advice in a way that is easy to understand