House, property and land conveyancing involves passing the legal title to the land or property from one party (seller or transferor) to another (the buyer or transferee).
When the conveyancing takes place it will be made legal by both parties signing a contract of sale as the instrument of transfer. The registration of the transfer details is then recorded on a form and lodged with HM Land Registry where they make the details of the record available for public inspection with regard to the address of the property, the transfer filing date and the sale/purchase amount. This type of data is invaluable to estate agents who will use this information for comparable valuation purposes.
Conveyancing is always conducted by two separate solicitors (or licensed conveyancers) acting for each party, the buyer and seller. One solicitor cannot act for both as there will be a conflict of interest.