Disclaimer

Please note that the the aim of this article is to explain the often-confusing procedures involved in buying and selling a house; it is not in any sense whatsoever intended to be a substitute for proper legal advice.

For those who are considering doing their own conveyancing, please bear in mind that mortgage lenders are not very happy with this,, and may not want to do business with you. Those lenders that are more flexible will still want to get legal advice to protect their own interests, the costs of which they will probably pass on to you. So the amount of money to be saved is not that great unless you are in the fortunate position of not needing to borrow money.

Please be aware also that the procedures described are followed only in England and Wales -- Scotland has a different system.