Fastest Conveyancing Solicitors

Expert conveyancing solicitors East Yorkshire and York area 

One of the biggest stresses when moving house is the worry that your sale or purchase will fall through. A major factor in transactions falling through is the failure of one party to move the process along. If buyers or sellers feel that no progress is being made, they will sometimes pull out. This is one of the reasons most people look for a fast conveyancing solicitor to represent them. 

It is also important to ensure that all of the legal work is carried out properly. A house purchase is a major investment and it is crucial to ensure that the details have been attended to and you can rest assured that the legal title is sound, all necessary enquiries have been made and the search results properly examined.  

At Lockings Solicitors, we specialise in conveyancing and have the in-depth level of expertise necessary to ensure that all of the due diligence work is carried out thoroughly. We also work proactively, moving a transaction forward as quickly as possible. We are known for our attention to detail and for the excellent service we provide to our clients. 

Our many years of experience across a full range of conveyancing transactions means that, should a problem arise, we know how to tackle it. Managing difficulties is an important part of ensuring that a conveyancing transaction is successful and completes without avoidable delay. 

We offer a FREE initial chat so that you can ask us any questions you may have. Call us on 01482 300200, email us at or fill in our Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and deal with conveyancing in East Yorkshire, the York area and beyond. 

Choosing a fast conveyancing service 

Opting forsolicitors whom you know will provide a quick conveyancing service is often beneficial. There can be many hitches in the homebuying process and having a reliable lawyer working for you will give you a strong advantage if time is of the essence. 

Some transactions can be particularly time-sensitive, including newbuild conveyancing, where the developer will usually impose a tight deadline for exchange of contracts, and sales or purchases where someone in the chain needs to move by a certain date, for example, to apply for a local school or take up a new job.  

Conveyancing will take several weeks to complete in any event, so most people want the reassurance of knowing that their solicitor will make sure that delays are avoided as far as possible. 

How our conveyancing solicitors work to reduce delays 

As soon as you ask us to represent you, we will start on the necessary work to verify your identity and open a file. We will let you have the initial forms for completion, to include property information and fixtures and fittings forms if you are selling your home. 

For a property sale, we will also obtain your title deeds so that as soon as you accept an offer, we can send out the contract papers to your buyer’s solicitor. This will enable them to apply for the searches they need and start going through the information so that they can let us have any enquiries.  

If you are buying a property, we will apply for searches and raise enquiries as soon as we receive the contract package. By dealing with this straightaway it means that if there are any queries or concerns, we can start work on addressing them and finding a solution early on in the process. 

It is sometimes the case that less experienced lawyers might not tackle a problem early enough or may not have the understanding to resolve it efficiently. Our team have a high level of expertise and have dealt with most difficulties before, so we have a good understanding of the steps that need to be taken to solve problems. 


Replies to local searches are available from the local authority. Depending on the local authority in question and their workload, they may take a long time to supply responses. We use a private search company which provides more accurate results and is also reliably faster. The company is backed by insurance and is a secure way of avoiding unnecessary delays. 

Where other searches are required, we stay on top of the process, chasing results where necessary. 

Mortgage offer 

If you are buying a property, you are advised to secure a mortgage offer in principle before you find somewhere to buy. This means that you can go through all of your chosen mortgage lender’s requirements and answer their questions early on before there is any time pressure. They often need substantial information and by obtaining an offer in principle, you can get all of this work out of the way in advance. It will also demonstrate to sellers that you are serious buyers and that you are ready to complete. 

Advantages of fast conveyancing 

As well as the obvious advantage of moving house quickly, being able to act promptly on a conveyancing transaction can also have other benefits. A seller may be prepared to accept a lower offer from a buyer who is clearly ready to go ahead and who is likely to be able to complete without delay.  

If you are not in a chain or the chain beyond you is only one link long, this puts you in a strong position. We have good relationships with other local law firms and estate agents and are known for our prompt and efficient service.  

How long does conveyancing take? 

The longer the chain, the more risk there is of a delay. For example, if someone in the chain is waiting for search results or a mortgage offer or a legal problem has arisen, no-one in the chain will be able to progress until matters are resolved. 

An average conveyancing transaction will take around eight to twelve weeks. It is possible for this period of time to be shorter, but it does rely on everyone working hard to move a transaction along.  

At Lockings, you can always be assured that we will do all we can to progress matters, including chasing responses to enquiries and correspondence where necessary. If you have a conveyancing transaction that you would like dealt with quickly, give us a ring and we will be happy to discuss the situation with you.  

We are used to dealing with cases where time pressure is involved, including newbuild purchases with very tight deadlines. Our team routinely work proactively to complete matters as fast as possible, while still paying meticulous attention to detail. 

Contact our East Yorkshire conveyancing solicitors 

If you are buying or selling a property and you would like the conveyancing dealt with promptly, give us a call. 

Please feel free to ring us for a FREE initial chat on 01482 300 200, email us at or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and deal with conveyancing in East Yorkshire, the York area and beyond. 

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