How to Speed Up the Conveyancing Process

How to Speed Up the Conveyancing Process

Buying and selling a house can often be an emotional roller-coaster ride for several home owners. It involves a combination of mixed emotions from feeling excited and exhilarated about selling your home at the right price to frustration and impatience trying to find your new dream home and moving in. This process can be long and tiring with endless asking of, ‘why hasn’t my conveyancing solicitor contacted me?’ Sometimes it might almost take forever to finalise the deal even if a professional property solicitor is involved in the transaction. Here are some things to consider when trying speeding up the conveyancing process:

What does the standard transaction involve and why does it take weeks to complete?

Property transaction should be treated like a jigsaw where are the pieces should fit together in order for the transaction to be completed. Once the seller and buyer have reached at an agreed price, the property solicitor will be informed about the specific instructions who will then obtain necessary details from the estate agent and negotiate with the other side’s solicitor. The property solicitor will go through the sale and purchase contract and begin with necessary searches. A standard transaction will take up to four to six weeks to be completed.

Tip to Speed Up the Process: Keep in touch with your property solicitor and ask questions so that small issues don’t derail the process. Be sure to ask the solicitor necessary details such as conveyancing fees or his/her role in this process. Be the one to initiate communication both ways.

Which Part of the Process is Time Consuming?

The pre-exchange period is the most time consuming part of the whole process. This is because the property solicitor has to depend on third parties for search information and relevant documents so that they can be reviewed and discussed with the client.

Tip to Speed up the Process: Ask your property solicitor to keep you updated on all outgoing emails so that you are aware of what communication is taking place between the property solicitor and the third parties. This will help spot any issues and also avoid the eerie silence.

Why Are There So Many Property Surveys Involved? Are they All Necessary?

If you are opting for a full survey then there are no additional delays. Many clients become confused between a valuation report and a full survey. A valuation report is performed for a mortgage lender not the buyer whereas a full survey highlights potential defects in the property. You should keep in mind that you aren’t buying a pair of shoes and paying additional charges for a full survey will give you a peace of mind knowing that your investment is in a sound place. If there are defects in a property you can negotiate for a better purchase price.

Tip to Speed Up the Process: Ask your property solicitor to upgrade you to a full survey which although might take some time but saves money.

How to Ensure Selecting a Speedy but Good Conveyancer?

It is best to check the company holds a Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) certificate that is accredited by the Law Society. Through this accreditation, you can expect to receive outstanding service and great customer satisfaction.

What our clients say

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Rachel Whitfield
Rachel Whitfield
20:59 12 Oct 18
Excellent! Very responsive, and really helped to push the purchase. There were unexpected delays during the process, but Anthony really helped to reassure me that he was doing everything he could to progress the sale. Ultimately, it all worked out in the end, and I would highly recommend! I would also recommend for auction purposes.
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Sean Stevens
09:14 21 May 18
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Jack Hearne
17:49 12 Oct 18
I have just completed the purchase of my flat with them. They were recommend by the estates agents Phillip Arnold and they were fantastic. My case was handled by Milena who was really helpful and always available on the phone. The online system is also really easy to use. If I buy or sell a property I will definitely be using them again.
Sharon Kelly
Sharon Kelly
18:27 20 Dec 17
I used this service following a recommendation. The online case tracker worked really well. I would recommend this service as it's vital in the coordination between Estate Agencies and between Solicitors. The service proved invaluable in helping progress the conveyancing work efficiently and effectively. Completed the transaction just before Christmas having instructed the Solicitors on the 4th.
Shelly Harrill
Shelly Harrill
16:30 19 Dec 17
Excellent Service. Final Price same as quoted.
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A Google User
14:26 19 Dec 18
Have used them twice. Both times completion happened in less than 4 weeks, even over Xmas! Totally amazing. They take the stress out of the whole process.
Daniel West
Daniel West
13:04 21 Dec 18
Excellent Service. Final Price same as quoted
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Parsa Khamooshi
15:54 21 Dec 18
Being a first time buyer they guided me smoothly through the whole process of moving into my first home. Very professional and economical.
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Uday Seth
12:31 24 Dec 18
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James Ellis
11:43 30 Apr 19
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Michelle Preston
12:20 30 Apr 19
ThanksThanks for handling my sale and purchase. No complaints from me. Rebecca was regularly on hand to help with my queries and deal with issues.
Claire Miles
Claire Miles
17:48 07 May 19
I bought my first home in South London with Express Conveyancing . Great professional service, I was regularly updated and looked after. Top marks, 100% recommendation from me!
Dale Griffiths
Dale Griffiths
15:58 02 May 19
Good service and happy with the conveyancer
Chris Jenkins
Chris Jenkins
22:01 17 May 19
Great service from start to finish. Was great being able to see progress online! Very quick and efficient! All staff were helpful. Highly recommend
Reece Moseley
Reece Moseley
06:20 30 May 19
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Sahar Dalini
Sahar Dalini
09:13 10 Jun 19
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Sue Batchelor
18:46 01 Jun 19
I would highly recommend them. They deal with any queries promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.
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