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The process of conveyancing is the legal transfer of a property from one person to another. Anyone who is selling or buying a residential property in the UK will need to work with a conveyancer.

The property can be leasehold or freehold. On behalf of the buyer, the conveyancing solicitor or licenced conveyancer must ensure that he or she obtains 'title' to the land; i.e., that the person selling the property has the right to sell with no factors that would obstruct a mortgage or a re-sale.

The seller's conveyancing solicitor will also collect and prepare property information to be provided to the buyer's solicitors. It is best to get several quotes from conveyancing solicitors.