Here’s What You Need to Know About Conveyancing| Harrison’s Solicitors

Conveyancing can be quite a confusing service to understand, especially if you’ve never dealt with it before. If you’ve never looked into buying a home, then conveyancing will most likely be new to you. Conveyancing can be simply defined as this: A service that manages the legal and administrative work involved with the transfer of a property. Whether it’s buying or selling, conveyancing is an important part of the transfer process. If you’re selling your home, your conveyancing solicitors will also create a “conveyance” for the transfer of your property. This is essentially a deed that conveys the transfer of the property to the buyer. 

Conveyancing Solicitors

Although conveyancing services aren’t essential, it’s highly recommended since the process of transferring a property is incredibly complicated. When it comes to any complex legal subjects, you should always at least consult with a specialist solicitor that focuses on property law. 

As we’ve said before, conveyancing and property laws can be quite confusing. This is why we’ve included a shortlist you can follow to see if you need a conveyancing solicitor. You’ll need a conveyancing solicitor if you are: 

  • Looking at selling your property
  • Looking at moving into a new home
  • Wanting to downsize your current home
  • If you’re looking to relocate a business
  • If you’re looking at purchasing a home to rent/let

A quick rule of thumb is that conveyancing is usually required if you’re looking at transferring the deed of a property. 

What does a conveyancing solicitor do? 

When you work with a professional solicitor that specialises in property law, they’ll offer you a range of benefits that will help with the transfer of your home. If you’re selling a home, a conveyancing solicitor will: 

  • Help to prepare any necessary arrangements like contracts and other agreements
  •  They’ll facilitate the submission of any necessary documents to ensure that the transfer of the contracts between buyer and seller go smoothly.
  • They will also work with the other party’s conveyancers to submit any negotiations/discussions in a professional manner.
  • They will work to organise the settlement and then proceed to settle the agreement once finalised. 

If you are buying a home, a conveyancer will: 

  • Explain any terms and condition in your contract in an easy to understand manner (simplifying all formal property law jargon)
  • They’ll negotiate any amendments you need to be made to the contract
  • They will look out for any shortcomings or errors in the contract that could leave you out of pocket
  • Discuss the property report and how to proceed if anything needs to happen as a result of the report
  • They’ll be able to claim any money available from any government schemes (Help To Buy etc.)
  • They will liaise with your mortgage provider to organise the required finances need for your purchase
  • Explain any accompanying mortgage documents
  • Exchange of contracts
  • They will work to organise the settlement and then proceed to settle the agreement once finalised. 

Things to consider with conveyancing:

Hopefully, we’ve clarified what a conveyancing solicitor can do for you with what we’ve written above. Someone buying a home has to be well informed since a buying or selling a property is one of the biggest transactions you can make. You must make an informed decision when you’re choosing a conveyancing provider since they’ll be working closely with you during the transfer of your property. 

Choosing a reliable conveyancer isn’t as simple as it looks. Finding a specialist in the legal profession and who deals with all aspects of property law has to be done properly. You want to be working with a professional who’s capable of managing your transfer without fail. 

When you’re trying to find a professional conveyancer, you need to make sure that they are competent in what they do. Knowing the background behind your chosen solicitor is important. Buying a home is stressful enough without having to worry about the legitimacy of your conveyancer. Reading a solicitor’s reviews and case studies is a great way of finding out about what’s good and bad about their service. 

You also need a solicitor that is going to be punctual, especially when they respond to your queries. You’ll want to work with someone who will answer any query no matter how big or small your question is. 

Working with Harrison’s Solicitors: 

Our solicitors have had decades of experience with providing property law throughout Reading, Caversham & Woodley. If you’re looking for a professional conveyancing service and you’re in the areas we serve, give us a call!