Property Podcast

EP4: Conveyancing

Welcome to Episode 4 of The Property Podcast with Wards – Kent’s local independent estate agent. In this episode, we delve into the world of conveyancing with our guest Sara Smith from Brachers LLP based in Kent.

Key Points:

1. Understanding Conveyancing: We explore the role of a conveyancer and why choosing one isn’t just about cost but also quality.

2. The Process Explained: From verifying your identity to conducting searches at Land Registry, we break down each step involved in buying or selling property.

3. Role of Conveyancers: We discuss how they liaise between clients, mortgage companies and estate agents; review search results; address potential problems like boundary disputes; ensure transparency throughout all aspects and protect the client’s best interests.

4. Legal Checks & Searches: Comprehensive checks include title searches at land registry, local authority searches for planning history, water and drainage search as well as an environmental search to identify past land use ensuring no contamination or flooding issues exist.

5. Potential Pitfalls & Solutions: Discussing common pitfalls like incomplete documentation causing delays and possible solutions such as modifying documents or getting insurance cover for many defects.

Join us on this insightful journey through the complex yet essential process of property transactions!



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