Top 10 Questions Conveyancing Clients are Asking
We know you might have a long list of questions to ask about conveyancing. To help you out we have compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently.
1. What do you charge?
Often the first question we get asked, and rightly so. Basic fees vary, but generally conveyancing fees for selling a property are cheaper than buying a property.
2. Will there be any hidden extras?
Some cheap conveyancing firms may charge unexpected fees that most reputable quotes include as standard. If you are worried there are hidden fees in your quote then its best to speak to your conveyancer to ask. Any good firm will be happy to discuss this with you.
3. How long will it take?
Conveyancing is one of the most time consuming aspects of moving house, but typically it takes around 6 -12 weeks. The process can be shorter or longer depending on timescales of other parties involved. If you need quick completion, it is best to notify your conveyancing lawyer as soon as you can.
4. What will you do for me?
Peter Robinson & Co. specialises in all aspects of conveyancing, both commercial and residential, remortgages, transfer of equity, leases, landlord and tenants, business sales and purchases, home equity release schemes, Wills, probate and commissioners for oaths.
5. What do I need to do?
The first thing you’ll need to do is instruct your solicitor. Once the process has begun all you will need to do is sign and return the required documents and paperwork. You may also have to present identification to your solicitors.
6. Do you guarantee your work?
Peter Robinson & Co will always strive to meet particularly challenging requests, however because of third party involvement we cannot guarantee a timescale and frown upon any solicitor that does. We will never over promise or make false guarantees to win your business.
7. What are the benefits of choosing a local solicitor?
Your local solicitor has valuable experience with the council and when a fast completion is required you can simply pop in to answer any questions. Importantly the quote will be accurate.
8. I have seen cheaper quotes online, why is this?
Some services may seem cheaper at first glance, however they often include hidden extra, which will hit you on your final bill. We advise you find out exactly what is included and compare quotes like for like. It is generally inadvisable to go to a cut-price conveyancer, due to inexperience and volume of clients.
9. What documents do I have to sign?
If you are just selling a property, you only have to sign the sale contract and the transfer. If you are buying a property you must sign your purchase contract, and the mortgage deed. We will ask you to come to see us to sign all your papers. Mortgage deeds usually have to be signed in the presence of a solicitor.
10. Do you have a website so I find out more about you?