Are you ready for a change? Is it time to put your house on the market? Or maybe you're thinking of buying? 

Whatever property change you have in mind, you'll need a conveyancer to help with the legal work involved - and that's where we come in. At Homeward Legal, we help you to find the right solicitor to make the property buying and selling process as smooth as possible. 

Although it can be difficult to compare conveyancing quotes and fees, with homeward legal you can instantly see how much our services provided by a solicitor will cost. By being able to calculate this essential part of the property buying and selling process early on, you can easily budget and get the ball rolling.

What is conveyancing?

Understanding what conveyancing is before you start your conveyancing quotes comparison means you're more likely to know what you're looking for in a conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor.  

Simply put, conveyancing is the legal and administrative work carried out by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer when property or land is bought or sold in the UK. As this is a significant part of any property sale or purchase, it's important that the solicitor is qualified and skilled in addressing both the common and more complex issues that can arise. 

At Homeward Legal, we provide legal services for home buyers and sellers, as well as landowners and investors. The solicitors we work with are fully trained and regulated, so you can be assured of a smooth conveyancing process when you choose us. We pride ourselves on making it easy for you to compare conveyancing solicitors so you can find the right one for you.

Why do I need a conveyancer?

It's not a requirement for you to hire a conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer. However, it is advisable to invest in one. You will find that, by doing so, the legalities and paperwork that come with a property sale or purchase are taken care of by professionals. They are skilled in navigating the pitfalls that come with changes in property ownership and know how to manage the conveyancing process, which can be complex. 

To help you decide on your conveyancer, you'll need to compare conveyancing quotes from different providers. This will give you an idea of the fees involved and help you to work out the best option for you.

What is a conveyancing fee? 

The conveyancing fee is the cost of hiring a conveyancer or solicitor to carry out the legal services for your property purchase or sale. The fees charged will depend on factors such as the type of property transaction and whether any additional conveyancing work is needed. You may also have to cover the cost of any extra administrative tasks. 

When you compare conveyancing quotes, you can see the fees that you are likely to pay. From there, you can decide which quote works for you.  

What fees can I expect to pay? 

Being aware of the things you'll be charged for once your property has been sold or your land has been bought will help you to get an estimate of the overall costs. The fees are divided into two parts: 

  • Legal fees

These are charged by the solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do. Whether you're buying, selling, or transferring equity, you'll need to cover the cost of the conveyancing work involved.  

These are services supplied by third parties like searches and Land Registry fees. Your solicitor will arrange these additional services, so they fall under the overall conveyancing fee. You might have to pay for these services before the work can be carried out while others will be added to the bill once the transaction is completed. 

When you get residential conveyancing quotes from us, the fixed legal price** we quote you is the price you'll pay, with no hidden costs - ensuring you can easily carry out a conveyancing comparison before any work starts.  

What am I looking for when I do a conveyancing comparison?

Solicitors have become accessible online in recent years. So, there are more opportunities available for property buyers and sellers to compare conveyancing quotes, fees, and services from the comfort of their home. 

With Homeward Legal, you'll be able to get the best of both worlds. Our Fixed Legal fee** and No-Completion No Fee quote gives you peace of mind that the legal price we quote you is the price you'll pay with no hidden costs, should you choose to compare conveyancing quotes online.

If you decide to proceed with us, we work with a nationwide panel of premium property lawyers across England and Wales, which means our conveyancing network will cover your local needs with local conveyancing solicitors for you. Our accredited solicitors come with extensive local experience so you can be sure they have everything covered.

There are several things to consider when you're comparing conveyancing services. To help you through the process, here's a look at some of the key things to factor in: 

A solicitor or a conveyancer? 

A conveyancing solicitor and licensed conveyancer have very similar roles. However, there is a difference between the two. A conveyancer is a property specialist, while a solicitor is a qualified lawyer. 

Conveyancers are skilled in the conveyancing process but can't handle any complex legal issues. A conveyancing solicitor, on the other hand, can provide a range of legal services and are able to cover any additional issues that might arise with legislation and property laws. 

It's worth taking the time to weigh up the benefits of both as conveyancing can be a complicated process. If you have any questions, get in touch with our team by calling and we'll be happy to help. 

Shopping around

The simplest way to plan out the costs of your property sale or purchase is to get some quotes. Shopping around in this way gives you the chance to see how much the average cost of conveyancing is so you can properly budget. 

When looking at the costs involved, you'll need to check how you'll be charged, too. You might be given a fixed fee, an hourly rate, or the cost of conveyancing might be taken from a percentage of the property price. 

You can get an instant online quote for your conveyancing needs. Alternatively, call us on to help complete your conveyancing comparison. Our team are available to help until 6pm on weekdays, and 4pm on Saturdays.

Frequently asked questions...

On top of the legal costs of conveyancing, there are a number of other commercial conveyancing fees to consider when purchasing business-related property. Anyone buying commercial property can also expect to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax on the transaction. There might also be fees for any building survey you might instruct. Buyers can also expect to pay for property searches, bankruptcy search fees, Telegraphic Transfer fees (bank) and Land Registry fees. The property searches might include a local authority search, drainage and water, environmental, HS2 and mining. Commercial property searches are more expensive than their residential equivalent. When you get a no-obligation quote from Homeward Legal for commercial conveyancing, we will detail the cost of all searches and additional charges that you might expect to pay, giving you full information on the expected total cost of your transaction.

Similar to residential freehold, a freehold commercial property means the title (ownership) of the property and land belongs to the freeholder (owner). Leasehold is an interest in the land or property created by a lease. The leaseholder is a tenant who pays rent and has the right to occupy the land or property for a fixed period. Many commercial properties are occupied by tenants with a lease, meaning anyone buying or selling that property must take account of the leaseholders’ rights.

Instructing a building survey when buying commercial property will give you peace of mind that the property is worth what you are paying. A survey carried out by a RICS chartered surveyor will give you an expert opinion on the condition of a property and identify any structural or other issues. Talk to your commercial conveyancing solicitor about your building survey options.

Your Fixed Legal Fee** quote from Homeward Legal ensures that you pay no more than we have quoted you for and is based on the information you’ve provided to us being true and accurate.

There are specific circumstances on a minority of transactions that may require additional charges that could not be foreseen at the outset.

A list of those charges and explanations can be found here with details of the potential cost. These will only be charged following discussion with your conveyancer with a clear explanation of what they are for.

No Completion No Fee is our promise that in the unfortunate event that your property transaction falls-through you will not be liable for any of the conveyancer’s fixed legal fees for the work completed.

To secure this benefit a fee, already included in your quote, is taken upon on deciding to go ahead with your transaction.

Should your transaction fall through, for whatever reason, we can hold this amount on account for your next transaction or provide a refund.

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