These are unprecedented times, not just for the property industry but for life in general. Plans are being put on hold left, right and centre as people try to make sense of the uncertainty and confusion arising as a result of COVID-19.
Those who are looking to buy or sell their home, remortgage or transfer equity are likely to consider holding off until the situation is a little clearer. But we wanted to reassure those of you at the point in your journey where you’re looking to instruct a conveyancer then we can help you get things moving.
That’s where online conveyancing comes in
In times of social distancing such as these, rest assured that Homeward Legal can help you keep your property transaction moving without actually having to meet your conveyancing solicitor face to face. This is called online conveyancing and is explained in this handy guide. Online conveyancing works precisely the same as face to face conveyancing, the difference being that everything is done either online or via telephone. This enables you to minimise unnecessary contact with others whilst your solicitor gets to work on carrying out property searches (if you’re buying) and the enquiries required for your transaction.
But what about contracts?
Whilst delays have been reported at the Land Registry for changes being registered, it is possible to get around the need to meet your solicitor to sign documents by having them sent out via post.
A nationwide pool of solicitors to call upon
Homeward Legal’s nationwide pool of experienced solicitors means that should the solicitor working on your transaction become ill and not be able to work, we can call on another local professional to pick up and progress your file for you. Our integrated network allows your new contact to get up to speed with things quickly.
You’re protected with us
We are proud to be able to offer you no-completion protection, which protects your fixed fee quote in the event that your property transaction falls through. Should your transaction fail to complete, for whatever reason, you will pay no further fees on that transaction. Your initial payment will rollover to your next instruction with us and will be used against the balance of your legal fees on your completion statement.
Convenience is king
Aside from the obvious benefits of doing things remotely at the moment, online conveyancing is so much more convenient than finding the time to go into an office. Rather than taking time out of your working day or coordinating times with a partner to visit a solicitor in person, you’ll get regular updates via email and phone, and notification to let you know when things have been posted out. It’s a quicker way of completing complex property transactions, not to mention a lot easier.
Click on the relevant icon below to get your online conveyancing process started. A member of the team will follow up over the phone, with no need to come into an office. And rest assured that Homeward Legal’s solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.