How to Find a Reliable Conveyancer?

23/08/2021

It is vital to have a reliable conveyancer on your side as soon as you have agreed to an offer. A conveyancer will oversee the process and manage the transfer of all of the relevant documents needed to legally and rightfully transfer a property while buying or selling it. But the fact is that not all conveyancers are equal. So how do you find a reliable conveyancer? Here are a few things you should consider while looking for a conveyancer:

Are They Approved?

If you choose a conveyancer that is not approved by your mortgage lender’s approved panel of conveyancers, you can face a refusal to lend or buy a property and face unnecessary consequences. Make sure that your conveyancer is on the approved panel list of the building society you’ll be using for the mortgage. You can request them to register if they haven’t already.

 

Service Cost

Before you select your conveyancer, make sure that you make a budget and ask the conveyancer about the total cost (including all services). Make sure that they provide a complete breakdown of the cost, as some firms will add on sundries and extension fees. If the price is significantly low, make sure you look into their client reviews online to ensure they can deliver excellent service. 

 

Testimonials

One of the best ways to check the reliability of a conveyancer is to check testimonials and feedback received from previous customers. You can check reviews on their website, search engines or social media pages to decide whether or not you’ll be in safe hands.

 

Verify Credentials

A qualified and experienced conveyancer is more likely to be better equipped than an inexperienced one that includes legal juniors. There is no harm in asking your conveyancer about their past experience in the field and what qualifications they hold.

 

Contact Friends and Family Members

At some point in your life, one of your friends or family members probably must have bought or sold a house. If yes, you can ask them for recommendations and get an idea about what to expect. If they have had a bad experience from any of their recommendations, you can cross them off the list.

 

Communication

The process of buying or selling a property can be stressful and confusing. Having a good conveyancer by your side that communicates with you as the process unfolds is essential. When you maintain open and effective communication with a conveyancer, the whole process seems like a walk in the park as everything becomes transparent and relatively simpler. When you are on a house buying or selling journey, choosing the right conveyancer could perhaps be the single most important thing that you do. A qualified and informed conveyancer can alleviate stress and help you focus on other things while setting up the house and choosing other services.

 

If you are looking for a reliable conveyancer for your house buying or selling process, contact us today to get all of the information and the required assistance.