A lot of the time when you are going through the process of buying and selling property the thing that tends to slow down the sale is paperwork.
The average person is usually overwhelmed and confused by so many documents and the legal jargon that goes along with it. Why hiring a good conveyancer is so important? They’ve done it a thousand times before so know what to look out for so that you are protected.
Conveyancers deal with sale contracts and all the documentation you need to settle on your property. These guys are your lifeline during a sale and if things do happen to go pear shaped they will not only help you out but make sure that you are legally protected.
Conveyancers will help you organise your bank, the seller and all other legally required documentation to take the status of the sale from ‘offer accepted’ to ‘settled’. If the contract of sale needs to be amended or the seller doesn’t uphold their part of the bargain, your conveyancer can help with negotiation and making sure you aren’t left out of pocket.
Even if you don’t intend for any legal issues to arise, it’s still a good idea to hire a conveyancer. Ask your friends or family for recommendations and make sure you compare the rates they charge so you know you’re getting value for money. Home buying is always a high-pressure situation so having someone represent you that is qualified and professional will go a long way to alleviating those concerns.
If you’re concerned about a conveyancer’s reputation, do a quick google search to check for negative reviews.
Another person who is going to have access to a multitude of conveyancers and solicitors is your real estate agent. They should have some good contacts who can help with a speedy settlement process.
On settlement day, your conveyancer will manage all the appointments and settlement time. All you will need to do is wait for a phone call from them to let you know the property has settled and then you can pick up the keys from the real estate agent. Congratulations!