There are various legal contracts and undertakings involved in buying or selling your property and which is why a conveyancer is necessary. He or she will advise on, and oversee, these documents to ensure they are compliant in law.
A draft contract outlining the sale with any supporting documents (such as title deeds) will have to be drawn up. This includes extending the lease if necessary. A thorough legal search will need to be carried out by the conveyancer, while your mortgage lender may also require particular legal searches to protect them against potential liabilities such as flood risk, chancel repair, environmental difficulties ie contaminated land, mining and common land disputes. Many of these legal searches involve obtaining paperwork from registered authorities and the costs can add up.