Gumersalls Solicitors Epsom News

Buying a house is likely to be one of the largest purchases you will make in your lifetime. It’s then important to know you have the best legal help and guidance you need to ensure everything goes smoothly.

Although during the coronavirus crisis many of the procedures may be changing to fit the current circumstances, we have some tips to help you buy the home of your dreams.

When to instruct a conveyancing solicitor

As soon as your offer on a home is accepted, it’s time to contact your conveyancing solicitor and instruct them to help. They will assist in completing the purchase of your new home, communicating with the seller on your behalf, and register you as the new property owner.

You will also need to contact your conveyancer when you accept an offer on your old property to ensure the sale goes through.

How to find a good conveyancer

Reputations and specialism matter when you come to choose a conveyancing solicitor to help you buy or sell a home. Ask if your solicitor has experience handling property in your area.

To ensure your conveyancer works to a high standard of service and conduct, check to see if they are members of the Law Society and hold the Lexcel and Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditations.

How much are solicitor conveyancing fees?

A conveyancer will provide a quote when you supply details of the property you’re buying or selling. It should include disbursements the conveyancer pays on your behalfs, such as property searches, ID checks, the cost of transferring funds, land registry fees, stamp duty land tax and any other necessary investigations.

Communicating with your conveyancer

You should, especially at the moment, be able to communicate with your conveyancer and receive all the information online and by email, but usually, you will always have the option to meet face-to-face.

How long does conveyancing take?

If you’re in a property chain with several other buyers and sellers, you’re all dependant on one another. One loose link and it can have a knock-on effect. Allow a minimum of eight to twelve weeks for all the necessary checks and confirmations.

If you need conveyancing solicitors in Epsom, contact our team today.