Why do you need a conveyancer?
If you are looking to buy or sell a property for the first time, you may or may not have heard of a conveyancer. But what is a Property conveyancer, and do you really need one?
Do you need to do conveyancing?
If you are buying or selling property, then yes, you do need to do conveyancing. Conveyancing involves all the administrative and legal work needed for the transfer of ownership from one person to another.
However, since conveyancing is very complex and time-consuming, it is recommended that you hire a Property conveyancer to fulfil the role.
Finding the right conveyancing solicitor
Most people hire a conveyancing solicitor to perform all the legal and administrative tasks associated with buying or selling a property.
What does a conveyancing solicitor actually do?
A conveyancer will fulfil a number of roles, including searching for and providing you with information about a property you are looking to buy, such as any plans for nearby building work, or if it is in a floodplain and so at risk of flooding
A conveyancer will also inform you of any costs associated with buying or selling a property, communicate on your behalf with the other party’s conveyancer, and draw up or check any contracts.
Once a property deal has been made, your conveyancing solicitor will use your money to pay the fees, and register you as the new owner of any property you buy.
Should you do your own conveyancing?
While in some cases doing your own conveyancing quality is possible, it takes so much time, and carries so many risks, that it is usually not worth doing yourself.
While the idea of not having to pay the conveyancing fees might seem tempting, with all the things that could go wrong, such as not realising a large building is going to be constructed nearby, or that a property is at risk of flooding, a conveyancer is well worth paying for.
Find the perfect mortgage deal with an independent mortgage broker
As independent financial advisers, we not only help people find the right Property conveyancer, but we can search across the whole market to find you the best mortgage deals.
Because we are completely independent, the only reason why we would choose one mortgage provider or conveyancer over another is because it gives you the best deal.