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Finding a conveyancer
A good conveyancer is crucial for finalising the home buying process, which means that it is important to take your time and find someone who is both qualified and trustworthy. Plentific can take time and stress out of your search by instantly generating a list of the best conveyancers in your local area, each of which will have a Plentific profile where you can view their qualifications, reviews and past projects. Once you book your job with Plentific, you will also be covered by the industry-unique Plentific Guarantee.
Conveyancers are required to oversee the process of buying, selling or remortgaging your home. They ensure the legal requirements are met and are responsible for progression the sale to completion. Conveyancers act as trusted advisors and consultants through complicated legal processes and so it’s important to research their background and expertise as well as meeting them to assess their suitability.
What to think about when looking for a local conveyancer
Location is the first port of call for choosing a conveyancer, that’s why we recommend you choose local experts from Plentific - you want the conveyancer to be close by and familiar with your area. It’s also reasonable to seek a conveyancer who has come highly recommended and rated through a trusted peer.
That being said, you want to go beyond word-of-mouth and verify their professionalism through checking their background and qualifications. All conveyancers belonging to The Law Society’s CQS - Conveyancing Quality Scheme - have to adhere to the scheme’s strict code of conduct. They are required to maintain the recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practises.
Your local licensed conveyancer deals with the transfer of at the legal title of a property from one person to another and you can expect to receive an honest, skilful and diligent service. The service provided should also be expected to be as transparent as possible, one that is accessible and responsive to your needs.
An experienced professional should be able to provide all of this information. If they cannot, or are hesitant to do so, it would be wise to continue your search. Plentific compares a variety of highly-skilled conveyancers to find the one that suits you best.
What does a conveyancer do?
Your local conveyancer’s job is to transfer the legal title of a property from one person to another. When selling a property, the first step is for the conveyancer to be instructed, whereby they confirm business and fixed fee cost instructions in writing. Next, the conveyancer carries out proof of identity and property checks and documentation for the client to complete.
Your local conveyancer must then obtain title deeds and land registry documentation regarding any existing mortgage. They then draft the contract to send to the buyer’s conveyancer and from this point onwards it is the dialogue between conveyancers regarding any pre-contract queries. Once these matters are settled, your local conveyancer will be checking transfer deeds and preparing the seller for completion. This includes agreeing a date to vacate the property and deadline for contract signature. They then coordinate the payment into the seller’s bank account as well as the estate agents fees.
How much does a conveyancer cost?
Legal fees can be expensive, so you should use Plentific to compare the best prices for your local conveyancers. Also ensure that you have an understanding of how the fee rates work. For example, at some firms you would not be charged if the property sale fell through and at others you would. The pricing structure also differs because some conveyancers will charge by the hour on some matters and others will charge you a flat rate.