Residential conveyancing comprises the legal work involved in buying, selling or leasing domestic properties.

The properties may be used or intended for the client’s own occupation, or may be buy-to-let properties.  Either way, the legal work is slightly different: the overall process is the same, but there are different incidental aspects to cover and different priorities.

At Nelson McLean, we are very experienced in handling conveyancing of all types in a way that minimises delays, stress and frustration. We recognise that buying or selling a property is not only of huge financial importance to the client, but is very often also a major life step: whether they are moving home or investing or divesting. Whatever the circumstances, we adapt to them, so as to provide the best support and legal help for our clients.

How long the transaction will take

The time taken to complete the purchase of your new home or sale of an existing property depends on all the circumstances, not least the length of any chain of transactions and how many involve lenders and leasehold properties. According to the government, the current national average is 2-3 months if there is no chain, but we have completed purchases in less than a week while others can drag on far longer.

If you are buying a new build home, the time taken will depend also on how long it takes for the home to be built.