It usually depends on how quickly the solicitors or conveyancers can work for all parties concerned. This would depend on the type of working methods, systems employed and volume of caseload to determine this. Generally you should allow for 4-6 weeks minimum but if one of the conveyancing parties does not work to a norm then timescales can be thrown out. Complications can also arise, particularly when survey or search results are scrutinised and extra legal covenants may have to be drafted to include in the contract of sale or additional investigation may be needed to ensure no problems adversely affecting the property will arise in the future.