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Conveyancing simply refers to the legal process involved in buying and selling property and land. It is a tenet of residential and property law that requires an accredited and specialised Solicitor or licensed conveyancer to ensure that the buyer receives the correct title deeds to the property and the land involved. 

The end goal of the conveyance process is simply that land is transferred to a buyer legally and has good onward marketability. 

At Manak Solicitors, we have a dedicated, experienced, efficient and approachable team of Kent based residential lawyers to guide you through every step of the process and ensure that all land and properties are exchanged fairly and legally, with as little fuss as possible. 

What an excellent question! When dealing with conveyancing and property law, there can be a lot on the line; large sums of money change hands and life changing decisions are made for all involved. As well as holding a Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation from the Law Society and being on the panel of almost all mortgage companies, we’re a friendly, approachable bunch who enjoy helping individuals get through challenging legal periods.  

Our performance during the recent pandemic and the fact we completed on 100% of all exchanged contracts shows that we have excellent systems in place to cope with even unprecedented and unexpected circumstances.

At Manak Solicitors, we understand that you need an experienced, professional and friendly legal partner to ensure you are able to comfortably make informed decisions during proceedings. We pride ourselves on a personal, bespoke service with a qualified team of conveyancing Solicitors with decades of collective experience behind them. We’re never more than a phone call or meeting away to discuss finer points and clarify any legalese you have questions about. It’s our business to make sure your money, property or land works hardest for you so we’re invested in your entire property / conveyancing experience. 

The full conveyance process usually looks like this:

  1. Making or accepting an offer. If you are looking to purchase a property, then the first thing you need to do is seek out a specialist conveyancing Solicitor. They will negotiate on price with the legal representative of the seller and once a price is agreed, the legal conveyancing begins.
  2. You will need to ensure that the Solicitor is properly accredited, ideally with the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and that they are members of all major High Street Bank panels 
  3. Property searches and inspections. The buyer’s conveyancing Solicitor will organise a full inspection of the property and land, as well as gathering information from relevant organisations such as the local council, water and sewage companies etc.
  4. Confirmation of legal right to sell. The Solicitor will ascertain via the Land Registry that the seller has the legal entitlement to sell the property and land.
  5. Inventory of sale. The seller’s Solicitor will provide an itemised list of what is included in the sale, as well as a draft contract. For example, if any furniture or fittings are to be removed. These terms are negotiable. 
  6. Enquiries. The buyer’s Solicitor will raise enquiries for the seller to answer and will also ensure that mortgage financing is in place (if necessary).
  7. Setting a completion date. Once contracts are in an acceptable format to both parties and enquiries have been adequately addressed – Solicitors on both sides will negotiate a completion date for the seller to move out and the buyer to receive the keys to the property.
  8. Transfer of funds and exchange of contracts. Once the buyer transfers their deposit to their Solicitor, they will confirm to the seller that the finances are secure. The Solicitors on both sides will then confirm, usually over the telephone, that their clients are signing identical documents. The buying Solicitor will then conduct a final search of the property and check with the Land Registry that there have been no changes since the first enquiry.
  9. Final payment. The buyer’s Solicitor will request a release of funds from the mortgage lender and will transfer the money to the seller’s Solicitor on completion day. At this point the seller must hand over the keys and move out.
  10. Post-completion. The buyer’s Solicitor will pay any outstanding Stamp Duty Land Tax to HMRC on the buyer’s behalf. Once this is completed, the new owners will be registered with the Land Registry and new title deeds will be issued.
Gavin Edwards
Gavin Edwards
14:42 19 Oct 20
Fantastic service from Jas and the team at Manak Solicitors Sevenoaks from the start to the finish of my property purchase. They maintained excellent communication throughout and were always on hand to answer queries. Highly recommended ! Will definitely be using again
Frank
Frank
19:32 02 Oct 20
I have used Manak solicitor numerous times on domestic and commercial cases and I’m very pleased to say that I have been very impressed each time I use them to represent my legal side and ticking all the positive boxes and I highly recommend them very professional extremely friendly firm thank you Jas and Sandeep 10/10.
A Tomsa
A Tomsa
13:59 26 Aug 20
We’ve used Manak Solicitors for a few house purchases over the years and always found them very professional, quick to resolve our queries, knowledgeable and competitively priced.
Emily Barrington
Emily Barrington
11:24 21 Aug 20
I have developed a brilliant relationship with the team at Manak. They're an incredibly knowledgable, friendly and forward thinking solicitors.
Leona Storet Slythe
Leona Storet Slythe
23:58 20 Aug 20
I’ve built a great relationship with the team at Manak thanks to their professional and forward thinking ways of working.
Sue Fisher
Sue Fisher
09:42 19 Aug 20
Jas and his team at Manak Solicitors provided an efficient, friendly and professional conveyancing service throughout. I recommend them highly.
adam alford
adam alford
17:57 25 Jul 20
Emma Hutchings
Emma Hutchings
14:16 27 Apr 20
We dealt with Jas for our first home purchase and he was fantastic. Would recommend him and Manak Solicitors.
Linda Perni
Linda Perni
16:20 20 Mar 20
Natalie at Manak, Sevenoaks has been a tower of strength, helping us complete a complicated property sale and helping with other related matters. The Manak team were polite and professional from day one. I would happily recommend them. Thank you Team.
Phil Tevlin
Phil Tevlin
11:08 25 Feb 20
Great service will definitely use again
adrienne skelton
adrienne skelton
14:11 18 Feb 20
Pavandeep and Jas were helpful and responsive with my conveyancing, and I am happy to recommend them to others.
Tina Skeen
Tina Skeen
19:01 20 Jan 20
Great service from Manak as always. Really helpful, friendly and on the ball. Thank you again.
jeanette dear
jeanette dear
12:46 06 Dec 19
We felt in very safe hands from start to finish, we're delighted with the service we received from Manak Solicitors. With huge thanks to Jas, Arjan and Pavandeep for your swift and expert attention to our case, and to Kirstie for seeing us over the finish line!
Emily Rose
Emily Rose
13:16 03 Aug 18
Excellent service from Lorraine Pearce and team
Lynda Brooks
Lynda Brooks
20:16 11 Jul 18
Excellent service. Very professional. Would definitely recommend Michelle Bird for all legal help
Glenn and Yolanda Harper
Glenn and Yolanda Harper
16:55 11 Jul 18
Michelle bird is an exceptional family lawyer with a wealth of knowledge and professionalism and who’s expertise is an asset for manak solicitors.
Cem Rende
Cem Rende
21:12 21 Jun 18
All staffs are professional, they know what they are doing. Give the job to them and sit back. Thank you Lorraine Pearce.
Jyoti Guron
Jyoti Guron
11:50 15 Jun 18
Chrissie Harrison-jones
Chrissie Harrison-jones
20:12 14 Jun 18
I was very pleased with the service I received at Manak Solicitors and would highly recommend them and I found Lorrainne Pearce to be extremely helpful and very professional.
Becki Frost
Becki Frost
19:42 14 Jun 18
An Anode
An Anode
19:37 14 Jun 18
A quick efficient service from Lorraine Pearce, she was informative and prepared to explain the minor details in my terms, so that I could make informed decisions. Thanks Lorraine.
Lisa armstrong
Lisa armstrong
19:24 14 Jun 18
Great service would highly recommend Manak solicitors. Lorraine Pearce was great and very helpful
Tina Griffiths
Tina Griffiths
18:50 14 Jun 18
Excellent service from Lorraine Pearce and the team at Sevenoaks
Rich V
Rich V
18:47 14 Jun 18
Couldn't recommend Lorraine Pearce enough. Quick and efficient conveyancing and very approachable
Jack McDonald- Saunders
Jack McDonald- Saunders
17:07 14 Jun 18
Would recommend due to the great service that was provided. Sophie was very profession and helpful. 10/10
Corinne Martin
Corinne Martin
16:47 14 Jun 18
Karen Wise
Karen Wise
16:44 14 Jun 18
I highly recommend Chartered Legal Executive Lorraine Pearce, she is always ready to help and give sound advice.
Sheriden Hazell
Sheriden Hazell
16:19 14 Jun 18
Susan Jayne
Susan Jayne
16:12 14 Jun 18
kassie weeks
kassie weeks
16:08 14 Jun 18
Elliot Naples
Elliot Naples
16:07 14 Jun 18
I have dealt with both Sophie West and Lorna Rampling (both legal secretary's) at the Sevenoaks office, both very helpful and efficient, would highly recommend Manak Solicitors
Lucy Bennett
Lucy Bennett
15:51 14 Jun 18
Excellent service from Sophie
Kate Hubble
Kate Hubble
15:50 14 Jun 18
Very helpful and professional service received from Sophie West at the Sevenoaks branch, would highly recommend.
Ellen Strangeway
Ellen Strangeway
15:46 14 Jun 18
Dealt with Sophie west, very professional and friendly. Would recommend.
Sophie Lang
Sophie Lang
15:36 14 Jun 18
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Not only are we qualified, experienced and amiable, we’re also local to Kent and the surrounding areas. We’re familiar with the local property market and the major players within it. With offices in Sevenoaks, Orpington and Gravesend, we are best placed to offer advice and act on your behalf in the local property market.

We pride ourselves on our strong record of repeat business and being the preferred Solicitor for many families in the local area – we look forward to being of service to you. 

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