Almost two fifths of property buyers don't know what conveyancers and solicitors do, according to new research.
My Home Move Conveyancing's survey of 1,500 purchasers, carried out earlier this month, looked into which elements of buying a property consumers find the most confusing.
Despite the market surge caused by the stamp duty holiday, over a quarter of survey respondents said they aren't sure what stamp duty is.
Meanwhile, 21% of those taking part said they felt confused about what to look for in a new home.
Looking at buyers' priorities, the study found that transport links remain important for 40% of Londoners, while gardens top the list for 50% of Leeds buyers.
Across the board, buyers are looking for more storage space, a double garage and open fires.