Choosing the Right Conveyancing Solicitor

Buying or selling a house is one of the most stressful experiences on the planet. Not only do you have to find the right property, sort out a mortgage and then deal with all the paperwork, you then have to pack up all your stuff and move to the new location.

conveyancing solicitorIt’s always a sensible idea to make sure you get the best people on board who can help you get through it all. This is particularly true when it comes to services like conveyancing – get the legal side of any property sale or purchase wrong and it can cost you a lot in terms of money and time.

From exchanging contracts to paying stamp duty, things need to be done properly and a lot has to be completed on time if you want to avoid problems.

What is a Conveyancing Solicitor?

A conveyancer isn’t just someone who provides the contracts and legal documents for you to sign. They also advise on a wide range of issues including your mortgage offer and helping with any legal problems surrounding the property, as well as carrying out important searches through your local authority to ensure everything is above board and there are no nasty surprises around the corner.

While some people decide to save money and do the conveyancing themselves, this often proves to be a false economy – they don’t have the experience, nor the legal knowledge that is needed in buying and selling a property and that means they can get things seriously wrong.

A conveyancing solicitor can help with other issues such as renegotiating the length of a leasehold or anything that falls outside property law but which will impact on the purchase or sale of the property.

How to Find the Right Conveyancing Solicitor

As with most professional services, you need to pick the your conveyancing solicitor carefully. This branch of the legal professional involves a lot of paperwork as you might expect and not being diligent enough or taking too long to send off vital documents can cost money, perhaps even stopping the sale or purchase of a property.

  • Ideally, you want to choose a solicitors that has a qualified, dedicated conveyancing team in place.
  • You’ll want them to be easy to get hold of when you have a query or want to get something done quickly.
  • You want someone who can explain everything to you in plain English so you know exactly what’s going on at each stage of the purchase.
  • You’ll also want to be sure what you’re paying for and that there are no hidden costs which suddenly appear on your final bill.

Conveyancing at Forster Dean

At Forster Dean, we provide a wide range of conveyancing services, including for buying and selling properties, letting and re-mortgaging a home. Because we offer a fixed price for all conveyancing transactions, you can be certain of what our service is going to cost while, at the same time, getting access to a team of experts who know all there is to know about property sales. Another bonus is that if your transaction doesn’t go through, you don’t pay any legal fees.

If you are currently in the process of buying or selling a property and require the services of an experienced, highly qualified team of conveyancing solicitors, contact Forster Dean today.