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Conveyancing Myths Debunked

On April 7, 2014

Conveyancing Myths Debunked

“I’ll be better off going for the cheapest service possible”

In the conveyancing process, you really do get what you pay for. If your conveyancing quote sounds too good to be true then it probably is. Our advice is to avoid the word “cheap” and instead focus on value for money. Read terms and conditions carefully, and do your research, this way you will be informed of exactly what services will be included in the price.

“Conveyancers will arrange a house survey”

It is quite common for homebuyers to get the concept of ‘surveys’ and ‘searches’ confused.

Conveyancers are employed to carry out ‘searches’, which ensure you know as much about a property as possible, including anything that could have a negative impact on your home, or its value in the future.

‘Surveys’ look at the physical condition of a property and should be done by an experienced property surveyor.

“The conveyancing process takes ages”

The Conveyancing industry in the UK has had this reputation for a long time. We understand that when you have finally found your perfect property you want a swift service, however the length of the conveyancing process relies on the pace of a long chain of individuals.

We will strive to carry out your purchase as quickly and efficiently as possible, however we can’t always guarantee that others in the chain will be able to do the same.

In most cases the conveyancing process should take around 6-8 weeks to complete.

“I’ll have to chase my conveyancer”

There’s nothing worse than being left in the dark. If your conveyancer isn’t keeping you up-to-date on the progress of your case then this can add to the already considerable stress of moving home. At Peter Robinson & Co. our friendly, qualified staff are always on hand to advise you every step of the way, from instruction to completion. We’ll always strive to keep in regular contact with you, providing you with up to date information to put your mind at ease.

“Conveyancing can be provided exclusively online”

Beware of cheap online quotes as your case may end up being handled by unqualified staff who will not necessarily explain the whole process.

While some online services might promise to complete the whole process online, documentation is still required by law to have an original inked signature. While it may seem quicker and easier to complete the process online, scans and e-signatures are actually considered illegal, and there are simply too many jobs to do in the traditional conveyancing method.

If you choose a local firm, you will build a relationship with a trusted professional who you can speak to in person if needed.

Get to know the facts about conveyancing before your move and the process should run smoothly and efficiently.

With Peter Robinson & Co., your conveyancer will always be on hand, via telephone, fax or email, keeping you regularly updated so you always know what’s going on with your conveyance and home move.

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