Whether you are buying or selling a property, you will need to make certain that you have access to the right legal advice to help you make the right decisions. Buying a property is time-consuming, stressful, and probably one of the biggest investments you are likely to make, and it is essential that you know precisely what you are doing at every stage. All of these things make it vital that you choose the right person to provide you with legal advice during this time.
Conveyancer or solicitor?
Many people will use the term 'solicitor' as if it is synonymous with the term 'conveyancer', but that isn't quite correct. While you can use a solicitor to do your conveyancing work, they will often do much more than that. A conveyancer is someone who has chosen to work in the field of property law specifically. Legally, you could choose to represent your own interests, but there is often a benefit in choosing to work with a conveyancing service since that way you can be sure that the conveyancer has the property knowledge which you need. A general solicitor may not have the time to keep abreast of all aspects of property law.
Local or remote?
When you book a conveyancing service online, they could be based many miles from your location. They will work remotely, and you will never get to see them face-to-face. That may work well if everything related to the property transfer goes smoothly, but if there is an issue that you want to ask questions about, then it can help to have someone to whom you can talk. Having a local contact can also be useful in cases where local knowledge is needed to deal with any legal concerns.
Are they recommended?
A personal recommendation from a family member or friend is usually the best way to find a good conveyancing service. If anyone you know has bought or sold property recently, then you can ask them whether they would be happy to recommend the conveyancer they used. While friends can normally be trusted to provide an unbiased opinion, it is wise to be careful of recommendations which come from your broker or mortgage company, since they could be receiving a commission for suggesting a particular company. If you can obtain a personal recommendation, then looking at online reviews or carefully questioning the conveyancer yourself is the best option.
Reach out to conveyancing services in your area to learn more today.