When it comes to knowing how to opt for a good conveyancer, a person on the housing ladder can often feel left in the dark, without any idea where to start looking. Here we offer a guide to conveyancing and how to choose a conveyancer who will get the job done.
Although the term conveyancing is, on the outset, a confusing concept. All conveyancing really is, is the important legal element of transferring house ownership from one owner (or multiple owners) to another (or others).
Although conveyancing has a simple purpose, failing to research and find a good conveyancer, can make a house move much more stressful, and far less enjoyable than it should be.
After all, like with any service, there are some excellent conveyancers out there, and some less desirable choices of conveyancer. Ultimately, being required to chase a conveyancer for updates, and having to constantly remind them of your particular circumstance, will simply add more hassle to a house moving experience.
At Quick Move Now, our aim is to take the hassle out of moving house and, therefore, want to share the following advice about choosing a good conveyancer over a poor conveyancer, and how it will help your move. Quick Move Now are sell house fast specialists.
Choose an established and experienced conveyancer
Despite the fact that moving house can take around 8 to 12 weeks in total, the actual worktime of the conveyancer rarely reaches beyond 8 to 12 hours.
A good, experienced conveyancer will be efficient and will make the moving process as hassle-free and smooth as possible. On the other hand, an inexperienced or less reliable conveyancer will simply make the house moving process longer and more frustrating.
That said, even a highly-experienced and skilled conveyancer cannot speed up the house moving process as a result of factors beyond their control (due to their reliance on local authorities, mortgage details and other unforeseen situations).
Don’t opt for multiple conveyancers
If you are buying a house and selling your existing property, heed any recommendation to use different conveyancers (perhaps in a bid to save money). Instead, opt for an individual conveyancer to deal with both your purchase and sale. That way, you’ll save a significant amount of time, stress and hassle in the moving process.
Choosing a good budget conveyancer
Don’t bypass cheaper conveyancers due to fears that they’ll be inefficient. Instead, be aware of the signs of a good conveyancer and make your decisions accordingly.
Because there shouldn’t be a need to meet your conveyancer face-to-face, you may even want to consider reputable online conveyancers to help save on your conveyancing costs.
The signs of a good conveyancer
A good conveyancer is accurate and efficient, and will generally provide support and guidance throughout the moving process (without you constantly having to contact them). They’ll never ignore their phone calls and always inform you of any potential problems.
They’ll also carry a minimum of £1,000,000 professional indemnity, and be regulated with either The Law Society or Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
Choosing a conveyancer
It is generally recommended to choose a medium-sized, reputable conveyancing firm to handle both your purchase and sale.
A medium sized firm tends to be well-established but not too large to handle your move as a priority.
What’s more, do not feel you need to opt for a fully-qualified solicitor to carry out your conveyancing role. A qualified conveyancer may, in fact, be equally reliable or, if not, more reliable than a fully-fledged solicitor.
Above all, make sure you speak to your conveyancing firm before hiring them. When speaking to your conveyancer for the first time, why not quiz them on the conveyancing process and gain an idea of their efficiency and level of common sense before investing your time and money in them.
Pause for thought
Ultimately, a little time spent on finding the right conveyancer at the beginning of the house moving process, will save you lots of time throughout the whole process of moving house.