House conveyancing or home conveyancing involves the legal transfer of ownership rights from one party the seller or vendor to the other the buyer or purchaser. This is usually residential property although it may also involve buy to let property for investment purposes. The property rights could consist of a freehold, leasehold, sale of part or transfer of equity, the rights to be transferred are defined in the contract or transfer deed and registered at the Land Registry.
A solicitor or licensed conveyancer will usually oversee the house conveyancing transaction on behalf of the parties to the transaction i.e. the seller and buyer and will ensure that the appropriate rights are transferred from the vendor to the purchaser. There is usually a period of 6 to 8 weeks from the initial instruction to completion in a straightforward house conveyancing transaction.