The process of buying a home is exciting – but there is no avoiding the multiple legal factors that you need to focus on before, during and after your move.
If it is your first purchase, this can all seem quite daunting. If you have moved before, you may feel comfortable with the legal proceedings. However, the highest level of care and attention must be taken with every decision within every home move.
Support from an expert conveyancing solicitor is integral to ensure you can enjoy the move into your new home, knowing all legal matters are taken care of.
When working with a conveyancing solicitor, these questions are essential.
What kind of service do you offer?
Whether you are buying or selling, your conveyancing solicitor will carry out different tasks which will ensure your transaction is completed legally. This can include conferring with the other party or solicitor to choose a completion date, working out what is included in the transaction, and carrying out local searches.
Your service needs will change depending on whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, enter into a shared ownership scheme, exercise your right to buy from the local council or buy at auction.
Everybody’s property will have a different set of circumstances, which is why we, as conveyancing solicitors in Portsmouth, recognise you will need a bespoke service that delivers quickly.
An expert conveyancing solicitor will handle all legal matters whilst reducing your stress and anxiety around a move.
What can I expect to be charged?
Understandably, cost is a big factor for many when moving home. Expenses can add up, and before you know it, you have spent more money than expected.
With every move, there will be different requirements. Like a piece of string, it is hard to know just how long this list will be.
However, a reliable and experienced conveyancer will be able to give you an accurate estimate once they have a clear view of the requirements of your move.
Do not be afraid to ask about prices, and do not be afraid to get multiple quotes before you purchase. But most importantly, you must be comfortable with the team that is supporting you through an often stressful moment in life, ensuring they can provide the legal and personal support you require.
How long will it take?
Many factors will dictate the length of the conveyancing process, but often, it will take between eight to twelve weeks.
Whilst they will take care of the bulk of the work, you will be required to review, sign off and return documents at several stages throughout your moving process. It is, therefore, integral that you remain engaged with your conveyancer to keep things moving along at the right speed.
Your conveyancer may be able to advise on potential bottlenecks in the process and what you can do to move things forward as fast as possible.
Who will handle my case?
A reputable conveyancing solicitors firm will have a team of experts ready to assist you.
For such an important process in your life, you need a team you can trust. To help make us more approachable, we will assign you to your conveyancing solicitor, so you will not feel like one of many clients, and you will be dealing with someone who knows you and your specific circumstances, as they are the only people dealing with your case.
Because our team will adopt a proactive approach towards the buying or selling of any property, we will ensure that the process is performed quickly, with minimal stress to you and will make sure that any problems which may arise will be resolved promptly.
How often will you update me?
There will be multiple stages throughout your move when a conveyancer will need to talk directly with you. This will be to review or sign off documents, as well as receive regular updates on the progression of your process.
Whether you want to be contacted as little as possible or require more regular updates, our team is happy to oblige.
We want you to feel comfortable to contact us and ask any questions you may have without the worry of ‘bothering’ us. We are here to make your journey through conveyancing as easy as possible, and we want to put your mind at ease in whatever way we can.
What experience do you have?
The benefits of employing the right conveyancing practitioner can save you time and money and streamline the process of moving into your new dream home.
Be sure to explore the experience of the team you choose, checking their online reviews and testimonials. Be confident in your decision before you choose a team to work with for such an important process.
If possible, it is always a good idea to arrange an in-person meeting with the conveyancer you choose to handle the legalities of your property purchase.
Andrew & Andrew are proud to have been accredited and presented with membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). The Law Society recognises high standards and sets the quality mark.
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