Conveyancing in the UK has come in for some flak over the years.
Instead of people balking at the first mention of conveyancing we’re trying to change the way people look at the conveyancing process in general, so they embrace it as something that can make your move stress free. We’ve come up with a useful guide highlighting some of the myths associated with conveyancing, and how we can make the process much easier.
The myths of conveyancing
• You always have to use a Solicitor
Myth! A Solicitor is qualified to carry out a wide range of legal practices, but often specialises in one area. For example, matrimonial law, criminal law or personal injury settlements to name a few. A Licensed Conveyancer is trained and specialises in one thing only- property law. All of their time is dedicated to people moving home.
• Local solicitors are always best
Myth! This is simply not true and we’re astounded by how many movers have come to us saying they thought they had to use a local solicitor. Conveyancing is all about crossing the t’s and dotting the i’s. Good Conveyancers offer great service, are professional and get you moved quicker. If your local solicitor isn’t a conveyancing specialist then they may not have the expertise to ensure that your move is as smooth and stress free as possible.
• It takes ages to move home
Myth! The conveyancing industry in the UK has had this reputation for a long time. A good Conveyancer will realise that what customers want most is to have their sale or purchase taken care of as quickly and as efficiently as possible. Life’s too short to be worrying about whether your conveyancer has seen the local drainage searches or made enquiries about building permission for that extension the seller had done, which is why we do all the hard work for you.
By taking advantage of innovative technology, including an electronic postroom and 24/7 online case tracking, we’re able to speed up the conveyancing process, sometimes processing your move up to 3 weeks quicker than the national average!
• No regular contact – you have to do all the chasing
Myth! There’s nothing worse than not knowing! If your Conveyancer isn’t keeping you up-to-date on the progress of your case then this can add to the already considerable stress of moving home. A good Conveyancer will always keep in regular contact with you, even if we’ve got nothing new to tell you. And by operating longer opening hours and utilising SMS text messaging we’re able to provide you with information when it’s most convenient for YOU!