What to Ask Your Conveyancer
When buying or selling property in the UK, you should find the right professional services that could help make it a smooth transaction. The right conveyancer can help smoothen the process and help you complete the property deal.
But asking for conveyancing quotes and doing background checks are only the beginning. There are other methods to help you know more about your potential conveyancers. One of these is knowing the right questions to ask.
What are your credentials?
Ask your conveyancer if they have the legal credentials to practise in the UK. They should know the policies when it comes to buying or selling properties in England, Wales, and Scotland. Consider their years of experience, and if they have taken the Conveyancing Licensing Exams from the Council of Licensed Conveyancers.
How much do you charge?
Rates differ depending on the property’s value and tax regulations. Some conveyancers charge you legal fees for the solicitor and disbursements for documentation and other transactions. Some conveyancers also add additional fees for estate agent’s referrals, so you should know the kinds of expenses you need to pay for your property deal.
What do I need to prepare?
Ask your conveyancer the kinds of documents you need to prepare for your property deal. Often you can get a copy of these documents from the Land Registry. Your conveyancer should know the fees, the kinds of records, and the process for acquiring these papers.
Do you have time to manage a particular case?
If your property purchase requires special attention or advice, you should ask the conveyancer if they could manage the workload for your case. They should also have the technical experience to handle your situation.
Work with a conveyancer that understands the legalities surrounding your case, and with whom you can converse openly. Ask these questions to find one who can guide you in the right direction.