Conveyancing is the action of transferring title or property from one person to another.
If you are buying a home, a conveyancer will handle documents, check legality, instruct searches, communicate with your mortgage company, raise enquiries with the seller, make sure all proper legal forms are filled out, exchange contracts and complete the sale.
In the UK, a home-buyer will instruct either a solicitor or a specialist conveyancer to do their conveyancing work once their offer on a property has been accepted. Until 2006, buying property in the UK involved a lot of paperwork and administration. However, the system has been simplified since the Land Registry introduced online conveyancing.
Buyers, sellers, estate agents and solicitors can now log on to the internet at any time to see how far a potential sale has progressed.