Top 5 questions to ask your property conveyancer when selling your home

25/06/2021

There are numerous property conveyancers available to choose from so how do you decide which one of them to shortlist? Here are the top 5 questions you should ask your property conveyancer when you’re selling your home:

1.     How Much Will You Charge?

This is an obvious question, but you would be surprised to find out how many people actually forget or fail to ask this question at the very beginning. It is essential to know the exact cost because many conveyancers do not quote the third part costs that include the fees to be paid to local authorities. If the initial quote seems low to you, it may not include the disbursements.

2.     Who Will Handle the Case?

It is essential to have open and good communication with the person handling your case. Most transactions and simple and straight-forwards, but it is important to know who the authoritative person is to whom you can go to if you have any problems. Therefore, it is important to ask who the main point of contact will be. It is important to build a relationship with the person working on your case so that they can clarify your concerns if the need arises.

3.     How Often Will I Hear From You?

When it comes to conveyance transactions, communication is key. Buying a property can be a difficult and stressful time. This stress can be doubled if there is no communication between you and your conveyancer. Thus, it is recommended to have regular discussions with your conveyancer either through phone call, email, or in person to stay up to date on any issues or changes that may occur.

4.     Do You Have Any Past Experience In Dealing with a Similar Case?

This is a critical question. Some purchases are pretty simple and straight forwards, while others may not be as easy. There can be numerous factors that can make the purchase far more complicated. Restricted covenants, paper roads, and old system titles are a few examples. So if you know that there is something odd, different, or unique about the property, do ask the conveyancer if they have any prior experience in dealing with a similar case.

5.     When Do I Need to Pay Conveyancing Fees?

Some firms may demand a part fee payment be placed in their trust account at the time of initial discussions and advice. While other firms may require you to pay third party costs as they arise through the course. You should ask when exactly and what amount you will have to pay.

Conveyancers are an essential part of the home buying process. A good and thoughtful conveyancer can make the transaction smoother. However, this majorly depends on who you choose to shortlist and what type of services you receive from them.