The process of buying a new property is exciting. Whether you’re finding your new dream home or looking to unlock the potential of a property to renovate, you’re likely to be full of anticipation. However, amongst the joy can be confusion and stress if the process isn’t dealt with correctly.

The legalities involved in transferring a property from one person to another can be complicated. The small print is crucial and needs to be dealt with effectively even if it’s an unwelcome distraction.

This is where the St Helens Law team comes in. Let us use our experience and industry knowledge to put your mind at rest through this new chapter of your life.

Buying a property

So what exactly is conveyancing? Conveyancing is the process where a property’s ownership is transferred from one party to another. As you can imagine, with such a building being an extremely important part of your life, it’s not as easy as just handing over the keys!

If you’re buying a property for yourself, there are a number of steps to follow. However, by appointing a conveyancing lawyer in St Helens like ourselves, we’re able to take care of the hard work for you.

First off, we will help you with finding your dream property. We can scout relevant properties in the area that meet your requirements, before speaking to selling agents on your behalf. From here, we will then let them know of your interest in buying.

We can then collate all the information you need on your chosen property/properties, including a home report and survey report, giving you the full lowdown before you decide to make an offer (or not).

Our team will then work with you to help draw up an official offer for your chosen property. Should your offer be accepted by the seller, we can then formalise the acceptance with any specific interests you may have. Once all is agreed, a legally binding contract can be written up and signed.

This is the stage where you have to pay a deposit on the property.

Now, onto the formalities. We will look over any ownership documents to dot every ‘i’ and cross every ‘t’, as well as explaining your rights and restrictions to you regarding the property you’re about to buy.

Once this is done, the purchase of the property can be completed.

Selling a property

You may be glad to know that the conveyancing process when selling a property is easier for the seller, as all the ‘tedious’ work is done on the buyer’s end.

As you’re tasked with providing the buyer with a home report, our solicitors will work with you so it’s as detailed and efficient as it needs to be. We will make sure that the report includes a single survey, property questionnaire, and an energy report.

Our team will then help you negotiate a sale that you’re happy with. We can help you settle on a selling price, and accept any purchases that meet your preferred price on your behalf. Once the sale is completed, we will draw up a binding purchasing agreement.

Our experts are well-placed to handle any checks after the sale has been completed, including deeds for the transfer of ownership, organising repairs, and sorting out mortgage-related issues.

Speak to us today

Looking for experts in property conveyancing in St Helens? You don’t have to search any longer, as St Helens Law are the people to call. With our many years of experience in the industry, we can give you all the help you need.

To speak to one of our team, give us a call on 01744 742360 and we’ll answer any questions you have regarding the conveyancing process. Our experts in house conveyancing in St Helens are also available to contact via email at You can also fill out our online enquiry form to request a FREE 30 minute consultation with one of the team.