Understanding the Role of Conveyancing Solicitors from a Seller's Viewpoint Here is the conveyancing process from a seller's perspective. Part 1: Preparing for the Exchange Once you have chosen your conveyancing solicitors, the first thing you should receive from them is client care letter which you should sign and return. You will also have to send a proof of identity and the details of your mortgage. Later, you will be receiving forms that you need to fill out with the help of a conveyancing solicitor. The solicitors shall obtain title deeds and Land Registry Office Copies then make a draft contract for the negotiation. Part 2: The Exchange If the buyer has questions, your conveyancing solicitor will have to answer them with your help. The buyer and seller will then negotiate for the terms thru their solicitors until they satisfactorily agree with the contracts. This is the part when both parties swap contracts. As soon as the buyer signs the contract, the seller should be able to get the deposit. At this point, the contract is legally binding. Finale: Completion Your conveyancing solicitors will contact your bank for the pay-off amount of your mortgage. As soon as your solicitors receive a transfer deed from the buyer's solicitor, they will forward it to you and you will have to sign and return it as soon as you can. On the agreed completion date, your solicitors will receive the outstanding balance of the purchase price from the buyer's solicitors. Your solicitors will then send the transfer and title deeds, pay-off your mortgage and get their fees, if you allow them to do so. Wait for the final confirmation from your conveyance solicitors. Once the payment is received, you can safely hand the keys to the buyer.