Congratulations! The first thing you’ll need to do it instruct a conveyancer to deal with the legal work and let the estate agents know which firm you are using. If you haven’t already received a conveyancing quote click here to get your quote and we can get things moving immediately. If you need a mortgage, you’ll need to speak to your financial advisor, bank or building society to ensure your finances are in place as soon as possible.
Once you have accepted an offer on your property, you’ll need to instruct a conveyancer to deal with the legal work and let the estate agents know which firm you are using. If you haven’t already received a conveyancing quote click here to get your quote and we can get things moving immediately.
There are generally two types of qualified professionals who deal with Conveyancing. These are Licensed Conveyancers or Conveyancing Solicitors. Luckily at Lets Move Conveyancing we have both! Getting your conveyancing handled by a qualified professional is essential as it ensures that the transaction is legally sound, protects you financially and makes sure you have all the necessary information and advice before going ahead.
Put simply, it’s all the legal work we do for you to ensure that the property is transferred from the seller to the buyer as seamlessly as possible. With so many legal issues that can arise it is vital that you instruct an experienced professional which will ensure you do not have any legal issues in the future.
In theory you can do your own conveyancing but in practice this is not usually a good idea. The process is complex and time consuming and you would need to have a detailed knowledge of Property Law. Without the relevant skills and experience, it would be easy to misunderstand key information, which could cause you problems in the future. If you are buying or selling a property with a mortgage, then your mortgage company will insist that a firm of Licenced Conveyancers or Solicitors are instructed on your behalf.
All conveyancers that practice in England and Wales are regulated by professional bodies that oversee standards of practice and offer protection for consumers. The Council of Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) regulates Licensed Conveyancers and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) regulates Solicitors. Here at Lets move Conveyancing we are regulated by the CLC and you can find our details on their website https://www.clc-uk.org/
We recommend as soon as possible. If you are selling you should consider instructing your conveyancers as soon as you put the property on the market. If you are buying instruct your conveyancer before you make an offer as the estate agents will want to know their details as soon as your offer is accepted.
It is unusual to change your Conveyancer or Solicitor once work has started. It may be necessary to change your Conveyancer or Solicitor if for example there are problems regarding the service they are providing, or they cannot act for the mortgage lender you have instructed. If you do need to change your conveyancer or solicitor, then you can arrange for your file of papers to be sent to another firm. You would need to ensure you let everyone involved, including your mortgage lender, of any changes.
Whether you’re buying or selling the conveyancing process only really begins once an offer has been accepted. How long it takes varies from case to case as there many factors that affect how quickly things move forward. For example, if you’re a First Time Buyer buying a new build property, with a mortgage approved, no chain and no legal issues with the paperwork then you could expect to exchange within 4 weeks. Long chains with lots of properties are more complex and it could be several weeks before all parties are ready. The average time for a sale and purchase to exchange of contracts is 6 to 8 weeks and longer for a leasehold property.
We could tell you that we had managed to get someone from instruction to completion in a matter of a few days, and it’s true! However, in most cases a freehold purchase would take about 4 to 6 weeks. If you are buying a new home from a developer, we would expect to be able to exchange within any 28-day deadline set. If you need your conveyancing done quickly or within a tight timeframe, please contact us to discuss your requirements and we will certainly work hard to try and achieve this for you.
As with all things in life sometimes things do not always go according to plan. This could be for lots of reasons – a change in someone’s personal circumstances, additional checks or searches being required or problems identified on a survey. Here are Lets Move Conveyancing we will help look at ways to try and resolve any issues as quickly as possible or give you clear and accurate advice on the legal position. Remember we offer a “no completion no fee guarantee” so if for any reason you could not proceed you would not have to pay us any fees for our legal service.
Buying and selling a home can be a stressful and time-consuming process, one that is often fraught with delays and other difficulties. There are things that you can do to help things go through as smoothly as possible. We’ve put together this handy guide of the biggest delays in the conveyancing process along with some advice on how to avoid them. Check it out, here.
These days you can do pretty much anything online including buying and selling a property. Online conveyancing has been around for some time even though it’s not yet a fully digital process. You wouldn’t have to visit your conveyancer in person as the process is completed through emails, phone calls and post. By doing online conveyancing this means we can act for anyone in England and Wales. Even though it is not necessary to meet your Conveyancer in person if you live in or around Leeds and want to pop in to instruct us in person, we would love to meet you!