How You Can Make Conveyancing Simpler and Faster

Tue 07 Jun 2016 by Tony Lilleystone

Written by Tony Lilleystone

Ways to make your house move simpler

Moving home is one of the most stressful experiences most of us have to face. So we are here to try and take the stress out of things by helping you with all aspects of conveyancing.

We will be happy to talk you through the steps involved towards completion of your purchase or sale. We know that this can seem complicated - especially if this is the first time you have bought or sold a property.

We will also help you choose a solicitor to handle the conveyancing with the minimum of fuss.

Have a look at our short video, which explains the process of finding a conveyancing solicitor through Homeward Legal.

Don't always follow your Estate Agent's advice

Many people now feel obliged to use a firm recommended by the estate agent. But you don’t have to use such a firm and they won’t necessarily be any quicker or cheaper – in fact a recent survey found that buyers ended up paying an average of £400 more in legal costs when they used a firm ‘recommended’ by the agents!

Homeward Legal will provide you with a completely independent solicitor from our panel – one who will be acting solely for you and in your best interests.

Make sure to get a fixed conveyancing quote

Our fixed-price costs guarantee means what it says – you will never be asked to pay any more in legal costs than the amount which we quote you.

There are some firms who make a practice of advertising low fees and then adding on all sorts of fees for so-called ‘extras’ at the end of the day. We think this practice is despicable and it is frowned upon by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Buyers and sellers need to be able to do their sums and our fixed-price costs guarantee you to know how much your conveyancing work will cost at the outset of a transaction. If you are buying a home then we will also tell you how much the Stamp Duty and other similar expenses will be so t5hat you won’t have any surprises when the purchase is completed.

...but don't be tempted to cut corners

Of course you won’t want to skimp on quality and nor do we. All the solicitors on our panel are accredited members of the Law Society’s Quality Conveyancing Scheme which is your guarantee of the highest level of professional service.

Solicitors who are members of this scheme must demonstrate their ability to provide expert conveyancing services to their clients. It is not just a question of paying a membership fee – all such firms have to be independently vetted and are subject to continuous assessment.

We have quality standards

We also expect the solicitors on our panel to meet our own standards of customer care and satisfaction.

We know from experience that sometimes things don’t go as smoothly as hoped. So if you feel that you have a problem with your solicitor then we will always be here to help sort things out. We can make enquiries about your case and will be happy to try and find a solution to any problems.

Keep in touch throughout your conveyancing

You are welcome to phone us if you think you aren’t getting the service you expect – and don’t forget our offices are staffed for extended hours and at weekends to make it easier for you to contact us.

Another way we help make home-buying quicker and easier is to provide all the necessary searches through our associated company Searches UK, a leading conveyancing search provider for residential property transactions.

What are property searches?

These searches are a necessary part of conveyancing, although often unappreciated. Their purpose is to make sure that there isn’t anything unexpected– such as a new by-pass or the HS2 line – which might adversely affect the property. They will also check whether the property has access to a public road and provide details of the drains and water supply.

While these searches are important they are often a cause of delay. The information has to be obtained from local councils and water companies who are often slow to respond to enquiries.

Get a conveyancing quote today

When you accept a quote from Homeward Legal we will immediately order the necessary searches from Searches UK. With their expertise they will expedite the necessary searches and make sure that your solicitor has the results as quickly as possible – saving time and helping to ensure a quicker completion for you.

...and benefit from our guarantee

Finally we offer a No Move, No Fee guarantee – if for any reason your sale or purchase falls through then you won’t have to worry about paying any legal fees. Of course our solicitors do their best to make sure that your transaction goes through to completion.

But sometimes things don’t work out as we hope – perhaps someone else in the chain pulls out or perhaps your survey shows unexpected defects – and if this does happen to you then at least you won’t incur wasted fees.

We have already helped hundreds of people with their conveyancing – have a look at the many reviews we have received from people just like you.

If you want to get moving fast contact us today and let us show how we can help you.

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