Why Do You Need a Conveyancer?

Why Do You Need a Conveyancer?

To begin with, for those who don’t know what conveyancing is it is simply the process of transferring legal title from one person to another. A conveyancing solicitor makes sure that the buyer secures the title of the land along with all the rights that are in line with the land and is also notified of any restrictions before making the purchase. Even though there are a number of conveyancing solicitors in London, people are increasingly performing conveyancing themselves considering the abundance of online resources. However, there are crucial pitfalls to save yourself from and these are only known to a professional and experienced conveyancing solicitor. Here are the following areas that can create problems:

  • Boundaries exposed by plans of the property
  • Paperwork which isn’t registered correctly
  • Clauses by other parties in contracts
  • When property is used as a forefront for conducting illegal transactions

These are not the only reasons why you should opt for a professional and licensed conveyancing solicitor. The most common reason for selecting one would be to hold valid indemnity insurance, which protects you from unpredictable situations. These include any financial loss that can be caused due to defective lease, bureaucratic problems experienced with other lawyers or mortgage companies, lack of planning permission, absence of landlord and a number of leasehold problems. Sometimes trying to calm such situations can lead to a real battleground and things might get out of control. Therefore, it is always best to appoint a professional and qualified conveyancing solicitor to manage conflicting interests and commercial conveyancing.

Things to Consider Before Selecting a Conveyancing Solicitor

It can be quite a stressful experience when considering buying a property and moving in, however a conveyancing solicitor can make this process stress-free and hassle-free for you. There are certain things to consider before you select a conveyancing solicitor in London:

1. Cost

The conveyancing quote is an important factor when determining the right solicitor however; it shouldn’t be the only thing you take into account. Like any other area of life, the cheapest course of action doesn’t necessarily has to be the best one at all times. Considering getting value for money – if you pay more than the standard price, you’re going to get something extra in return. Depending on the amount of work and the value of property conveyancing can cost you anywhere from £200 to £1500. It is important to ask for a conveyancing quote that clearly states all the fees and charges that are going to apply. Be confident discussing the conveyancing quote even with solicitors who belong to prestigious and big law firms.

2. Regulated & Insured

Make sure the conveyancing solicitor that you select is insured and regulated to act on your behalf so as to protect you from any sudden legal defects before the completion of the sale. You should be aware that the Solicitors Regulatory Authority regulates all conveyancing solicitors in London and if you have complaints about your solicitor, you can always approach the authority through your indemnity insurance. Always inquire about a conveyancing quote before you agree to draw up or sign any contracts.

3. Experience & Proven Track Record

Don’t be mistaken that all kinds of solicitors have experience in commercial conveyancing. You need to be familiar with the solicitor’s knowledge of conveyancing by asking the following questions:

  • How long has the solicitor been practicing in the specific field?
  • How many clients has he/she represented in this field?
  • Is the solicitor accredited by the Law of Society?
  • What arrangements will be made in the event the solicitor is absent or unable to show up?
  • If a team is involved ask the solicitor how much of the work will he be doing and how much will the other workers be doing?
  • What is your conveyancing quote?

4. Locality

It is always best to choose a local solicitor rather than one that is at a distance. You can select from a number of conveyancing solicitors in London who have a better knowledge of conducting local searches for commercial conveyancing and informing you about any pending developments in that area.

What our clients say

Great value for money. Everything went smoothly and I was very pleased with the service provided
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.
Sean Stevens
Sean Stevens
09:14 21 May 18
Very happy customer. Understanding of our needs and recommended a really fantastic solicitor.
Jack Hearne
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.
A Google User
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
Parsa Khamooshi
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.
Uday Seth
Uday Seth
12:31 24 Dec 18
Express Conveyancing have been excellent in the handling of my recent house sale and purchase. Would highly recommend
James Ellis
James Ellis
11:43 30 Apr 19
Express Conveyancing have been excellent in the handling of my recent house sale and purchase. Would highly recommend
Michelle Preston
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
I would highly recommend them. They deal with any queries promptly and efficiently. Would definitely use them again.
Sahar Dalini
Sahar Dalini
09:13 10 Jun 19
Fair prices good efficient service
Sue Batchelor
Sue Batchelor
18:46 01 Jun 19

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