Landlords: How to Find the Right Conveyancer
Finding the right conveyancer is crucial for a smooth, quick and stress free purchase of property. It is even more vital when you are trying to buy property to let it out, as you want to be able to get someone in as soon as you can. Follow these tips and you’ll be able to find a conveyancer who’ll deliver a great service.
Never ever go for the first quote that you get. Always get a few quotes, and try to get them as comprehensive as possible, with a breakdown of what it pays for. This means that you are able to compare them directly without confusion. Make sure you ask if there is an abort fee- if the property transaction falls through for some reason then you need to know how much it’ll cost you. some conveyancers offer a ‘no move, no fee’ feature, but make sure that you’re not paying a fixed price for that feature in the first place!
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Don’t Go For the Cheapest
Rock bottom prices imply a rock bottom service. A really cheap conveyancer is likely to have more work on their hands, and therefore not able to give your case the attention it needs. They are likely to be slow and inefficient. If you’re not sure, give the conveyancer a ring and leave them a message- see how long it takes them to get back to you.
Is Location Important?
If you are looking for a conveyancer that you can meet in person, then location will be important. However, if you are happy to do business with them over the phone, through video messaging or through emails, then location isn’t important and you can choose an online conveyancer.
You should always choose either a licensed conveyancer or a solicitor who specialises in conveyancing, never just a lawyer. They may have other cases that could take up more of their time than your conveyancing.
A conveyancer should be regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers and a solicitor should be regulated by the Solicitor’s Regulatory Authority. You can check with these organisations to see if the conveyancers you’re interested in are listed. They both insist that their members carry indemnity insurance.