Conveyancing Law

Conveyancing Law

We specialise in both residential and commercial property law. Curling Moore Solicitors & Advocates has been providing conveyancing services for many years and its fully qualified conveyancing solicitors are among the best in this area of practice.

Residential Conveyancing

Buying or selling property is one of the most significant financial transactions that most of us will ever make so it is essential that you instruct experienced, legal professionals to manage everything on your behalf.

Buying a new home is an exciting, nerve-wracking, and life-changing event but our conveyancers have the necessary levels of experience and expertise to avoid any potential pitfalls, issues, and delays, ensuring that everything runs smoothly so that you can begin the next stage of your life as soon as possible.

So, if you are looking to buy your first house, making a house move or buying to invest, contact us today for a free consultation and find out more about how we can help by calling our friendly team on 02075373553.

Commercial Conveyancing

Our commercial property transactions are dealt with by a specialist qualified solicitor who has practised in this field for many years. We can assist with new business leases and lease renewals and the sale and purchase of businesses and the assignment of lease and commercial mortgages.

We have considerable experience in acting for many small businesses and organisations such as churches, shops, post offices, cafes, and sandwich bars. We also have experience in dealing with larger commercial clients.

We will be able to provide you with an outline of the costs from the start, and your case will be dealt with by a specialist conveyancer from start to finish.

Buying a Property

Memorandum of Sale

On receipt of the Memorandum of Sale from the seller’s agent and the draft contract from the seller’s solicitors we will begin to complete the legal work.

Review of seller information

We will thoroughly check all the paperwork provided by the seller’s solicitor, including the draft contract and the protocol documents which include seller’s completed property information and the fixtures and fittings list.


Local searches are always required and look at matters relating to the property you are buying including planning permission, environmental health issues, proposals for nearby roads and highways and tree preservation orders.
Depending on the location of the property and your mortgage requirements, there are a number of other searches that may be carried out including water, environmental, railways, telecommunications, electricity and gas searches.

Planning permission and building regulations

If the property you are buying has been extended or altered in any way, we will ensure that all the correct permissions have been granted.

Mortgage offer

We will review the mortgage offer from your lender and consider any special instructions before exchanging contract.


A survey is required by your lender so we will advise on the differences between a basic valuation, a home buyer's report and valuation and a comprehensive building report.


Once all enquiries have been responded to satisfactorily and you have signed the contract and a deposit has been received, an exchange of contract can take place, and your purchase becomes legally binding.


The completion date is the day you can move into your new property. We will transfer the balance of the purchase price to the seller’s solicitors and will receive the original transfer document, which we will then register with the Land Registry on your behalf.

Selling a Property

Deeds and titles

Obtaining the deeds and title to your property is essential before we can proceed.

Property information and contract

You will be required to complete both a Seller’s Property Information form and a Fixtures and Fittings form. It is essential that all the information provided is accurate as it forms part of the pre-contract information. We will then draft the contract and send all information to the buyer’s solicitor so that they can arrange searches. We will respond to any queries arising from these.

Exchange of contracts

Once you have signed the contract, your sale is legally binding, and we can set a date for completion.


There is typically a gap of two weeks between the exchange of contract and the completion date, which is when you must vacate the property. This allows for the final paperwork to be prepared and checked and to obtain a final mortgage statement from your lender and prepare our final invoice. When the sale is completed, we will deduct all outstanding payments including mortgage, estate agents and conveyancing fees and pay the balance to you.

Frequently Asked Questions !!

Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding conveyancing law

We guarantee that all our conveyancing services will be delivered by a qualified solicitor.

If you are happy with the quotation we outline for our services, we will ask you to provide proof of both your identity and the source of your funds before we proceed with the conveyancing process.

If you are looking to re-mortgage your property or change your mortgage lender, then we can help. We will check all relevant paperwork including your title deeds and your mortgage offer and will carry out any searches which might be required by your new lender. We will prepare your mortgage deed and will check your new mortgage offer before agreeing to completion.

You must have been a council tenant for two years to be eligible for the right to buy (or five years before January 2005). If you believe you are eligible, contact us today, and we will advise you on submitting an application.

We will always be upfront and transparent about our legal fees and can provide you with a free, no-obligation quotation for our services. We will provide you with a comprehensive breakdown of all the legal and administrative charges including any additional costs such as payments for searches, stamp duty and registration and HM Land Registry.
We offer reasonable and competitive rates so for more detailed information do not hesitate to contact us today. We offer fixed fees for domestic conveyancing transactions and will happily provide you with the quote from the outset.