Conveyancing and Property Law
The most comprehensive conveyancing and property law advice resource on the web
Property law is an important area of legal practice for all landowners and aspiring landowners, whether individuals, companies or others, and applies not only to the sale and purchase of property (conveyancing), but also rights over property and disputes between landowners. Conveyancing is simply the term used to describe the sequence of steps including searches investigations and review of an owner’s title to a property which must be undertaken when purchasing property.
What do I need to know when buying a house?
Our Conveyancing FAQ covers many of the basics of conveyancing, and makes it easy for you to find the right property and conveyancing information for your needs. We also have a variety of other resources available if you feel that you need to learn more about purchasing a house.
It is helpful to understand the conveyancing process, and important to obtain a breakdown of conveyancing quotations and fees, when using online conveyancing, including whether your desired property is freehold or leasehold. It is also vital to understand whether you must pay stamp duty land tax on your property purchase.
We also have some advice for first-time buyers on what to look out for, as well as the various schemes in place to help them to take the first step onto the property ladder.
What if I already own a property?
Property law governs how you may sell your property but that is not all. For example, if you wish to extend or develop your property in any way, you may need advice on whether you need planning permission.
If you are having trouble with another person living nearby, you’ll want to bring your legal rights to bear as they relate to neighbour disputes.
Additionally, for those who want to take the plunge into renting out properties, it’s vital to be aware of tenants’ rights and landlord responsibilities, and the law relating to rental properties in general.
Share your experiences
Please note: The views expressed in community areas of this site do not necessarily reflect or represent the views of Law on the Web, its owners, its staff or contributors.
Owning property is one of the most common goals for people in our society, but what is involved besides handing over a large amount of money?Find out more
The conveyancing laws concerned with breach of contract are strict, as they protect those who are entering into a property deal from losing their money.Find out more
The process of buying property can be lengthy and complicated, and the costs involved require a serious commitment from buyers.Find out more