Over the years we have worked with many conveyancing solicitors. Two of which we have excellent business relationships with and regularly recommend their services. So whether you are buying or selling or require a conveyancing solicitor for any other reason, give us a call and we will point you in the right direction.
The importance of choosing the right conveyancer
Good conveyancers will:
- Carry out the work efficiently and accurately.
- Reduce the stress of moving by providing expert guidance and support that’s in your best interests throughout the process.
- Take a proactive (not reactive) role and push your deal through.
- Help you to negotiate with other parties successfully.
- Speed up the time it takes you to complete on your transaction.
- Have ample common sense and avoid being overly pedantic in an effort to look smart.
- Be technologically advanced enough to provide a modern conveyancing service.
- Be on your lenders panel of approved solicitors - This will enable them to work on your mortgage without you having to pay extra.
For a free quote contact Chesters who will then pass your details to our preferred conveyancers and they will be in touch.
Quick guide to the conveyancing process
The exact role of your chosen conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor will depend on the type of your transaction, whether you're buying or selling a property.
If you're buying a property, the primary role of residential conveyancing solicitors is to:
- Confirm your identification documents and ask to see a mortgage offer (if you are purchasing with a mortgage)
- Request searches that will provide information on the property and surrounding areas
- Raise enquiries with the seller’s solicitor in regards to any issues or further details
- Agree a completion date between the parties involved
- Exchange contracts with the sellers
- Transfer funds on completion day and liaise with parties involved for the collection of keys
- Register you as the new owner with Land Registry and pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (in England) or Land Transaction Tax (in Wales) on your behalf
If you're selling a property, the role of residential conveyancing solicitors is to:
- Draft up the sale contract and let the buyer know what is included in the sale
- Liaise with the buyers solicitor and answer all enquiries
- Confirm with the buyer's residential conveyancing solicitor that funds are in place ready for completion
- Agree a date for exchange of contracts and ensure everything is in place ready
- Pay off any outstanding mortgage once the sale is complete
- Deduct their fees before sending the remaining funds to you