If you are a first-time seller or buyer in England and are looking to use a conveyancer to help with the legal aspects of selling your property, here are some pieces of advice that may be helpful:
Choose a reputable conveyancer: It's important to choose a reputable and experienced conveyancer who will provide you with the necessary legal advice and guidance throughout the process. You can ask for recommendations from friends, family or your estate agent, or you can search online for conveyancers in your area.
Get quotes: It's important to get several quotes from different conveyancers to compare prices and services. Make sure you understand what is included in each quote and whether there are any hidden fees.
Check their accreditation: Make sure that the conveyancer you choose is accredited by a professional organization, such as the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), or the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
Communicate clearly: Communication is key throughout the conveyancing process. Make sure you provide your conveyancer with all the necessary information and respond promptly to any requests for information. Ask questions if you are unsure about anything.
Be prepared: Before instructing a conveyancer, make sure you have all the necessary documentation, such as proof of ownership, mortgage details and any relevant planning permissions or building regulations approvals. This will help to speed up the process.
Understand the costs: Make sure you understand the costs involved in using a conveyancer, including their fees, disbursements (such as search fees), and any VAT that may be payable. Your conveyancer should provide you with a clear breakdown of all costs, however, this may not always be the case.
Our team would be more than happy to help you with any questions you may have about the legal process.