1) When do I instruct a Conveyancer?
If you are selling you should instruct a solicitor when your house goes up for sale, if you are buying when your offer has been accepted.
2) What is Conveyancing?
Basically conveyancing is the transfer of the legal title of a property from one person to another.
3) How much are Conveyancer fees when buying a house?
The cheapest conveyancer or solicitor is not always the best option because they may have less experience or take on too many clients to give you individual attention. However, it is a good idea to compare conveyancing costs of several firms, to find out what is considered usual for conveyancing services in your area.
4) How experienced is the Conveyancer?
Experience is an important factor to consider when choosing a conveyancer. Are they more experienced with high end purchases or do they mainly work with first-time buyers on a tight budget? Pick a conveyancer who has a stronger working knowledge of the risks and details that come along with the type of property you are buying.
5) What support can your Conveyancer provide if problems arise?
Choose a conveyancer who has the support of a solicitor, in case any problems arise which they are not experienced enough to handle, whether it’s someone within their own firm or a separate offsite consultant.
Check out the blog next month for part 2!