Buying or selling property can be daunting, but the process can be simple provided all the conveyancing is done properly.
Buying or selling a home will inevitably involve a great deal of paperwork and it is vital every aspect of the sale or purchase is done correctly, which can require the eye of an experienced solicitor. They can help avoid any hiccups that might delay the process unnecessarily, or even cause the sale to fall through.
Here at First4lawyers, our property solicitors take great pride in their ability to help make the process of buying or selling your home as smooth and as stress-free as possible.
How is a solicitor involved in buying or selling a home?
After an offer has been made and accepted on a house, a solicitor will check to see if there are any legal issues with the property and deal with them accordingly after consulting with you.
They will also be involved in transferring the large sums of money, namely the deposit and the mortgage loan amount, between the relevant parties, and the exchange of contracts – which is what finalises the transaction.
What should I look for in a property solicitor?
It may be advisable that you avoid using a solicitor an estate agent recommends. This is because doing so could cost you more as a result of commissions and other hidden costs.
Some solicitors remain resolutely traditional and refuse to communicate via email or deal with the conveyancing process online. For this reason, it may be quicker and less stressful to find lawyers who work with modern technology.
Most solicitors are specialists. Yet some are generalists who do the occasional bit of conveyancing. We recommend that you ensure your solicitor is a specialist in property law.
I want to buy and/or sell a house – where do I start?
It’s recommended that you appoint an experienced property solicitor as soon as possible, before you even need one. Waiting until the last minute can delay a long house buying or selling process even more. They will deal with all of the paperwork and any legal issues. Above all, they can help to make the whole process less stressful and less expensive in the long run.
Here at First4lawyers, we’ll ensure you have reliable, stress-free conveyancing for your all-important house sale or purchase. You can contact us now, or fill in our enquiry form and we’ll call you back at a time that suits you best.