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This article was published on May 12th, 2023
Buying or selling a property can be a complex process, and one of the most important aspects of this is conveyancing. However, there are various myths surrounding conveyancing that can make the process more confusing than it needs to be. In this guide, we’ll demystify the most common conveyancing myths and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions when buying or selling your home.
Many people believe that they need to hire a conveyancer who is local to them. While it’s true that a local conveyancer may be more convenient, it’s not always necessary.
Many conveyancers can handle transactions across the country. Thanks to modern technology, it’s easy to communicate with your conveyancer via phone, email, or video chat. This means that you can choose a conveyancer based on their expertise and experience, rather than their proximity to your property.
Another common myth is that DIY conveyancing is a cost-saving option. While there are of course costs involved with hiring a conveyancing solicitor, attempting to handle the process yourself can be a costly mistake.
Conveyancing involves a wide range of skills, including drafting complicated contracts on sales and interpreting and understanding search results on purchases, and if you’re not familiar with the process, it’s easy to make mistakes. These mistakes can result in delays, additional costs, and even legal disputes. In addition, if you’re buying a property, most mortgage lenders will require you to use a professional conveyancer to ensure that everything is in order.
Another common myth is that you’ll only need a conveyancer when buying a property. However, this is not the case. If you’re selling a property, you will also need a conveyancer to handle the legal aspects of the transaction.
A conveyancing solicitor will be able to prepare the necessary documentation, including the contract of sale and the transfer of ownership. They will also be able to liaise with the buyer’s conveyancer to ensure that the transaction proceeds smoothly.
Many people believe that when buying or selling their property, they just need to find the cheapest option available. While it’s understandable to want to save money wherever possible, choosing a conveyancer based solely on price can be a mistake.
Cheap conveyancers may offer a service that doesn’t include all the necessary checks and searches. It’s important to choose a conveyancer who has the necessary expertise and experience to handle your transaction. This may mean paying a little more, but it’s worth it to ensure that your transaction is handled correctly.
Finally, one of the most common misconceptions about conveyancing is that it doesn’t matter which conveyancing solicitor you use because they are all the same. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Conveyancers can vary widely in terms of their expertise, experience, and quality of service.
When choosing a conveyancer, it’s important to do your research. Look for a conveyancer who has experience in handling transactions similar to yours. Check their credentials and read reviews from previous clients. By taking the time to choose the right conveyancer, you can be confident that your transaction will be handled professionally and efficiently.
By choosing Thorneycroft Solicitors, you will have peace of mind in the knowledge that your conveyancing work will be carried out by a dedicated team consisting of fully qualified, accredited solicitors. We have a wealth of experience dealing with all types of residential transactions including buying, selling and remortgaging.
Our experienced property conveyancers offer a fast and efficient service ensuring that a dedicated solicitor is allocated to deal with your property transaction from beginning to end. To ensure that all processes run as smoothly as possible, our conveyancing team will keep in regular contact with you at each stage of the transaction.
So, if you’re looking to buy, sell or remortgage your property in 2023, get in touch today. To speak to a member of our specialist conveyancing team, call us on 0330 058 0118 or fill out our simple enquiry form.