Understanding the conveyancing procedure

by | Jun 27, 2023 | Lawyers

If you’ve just purchased a new home – congratulations! This is a time of great excitement and planning amidst the chaos of boxes and address changes and all the accompanying mayhem that a move involves. Before you celebrate too wildly, it’s important to remember that your new home doesn’t actually belong to you until the title deeds of the property have been transferred from the seller into your name. If you have purchased a home in Caversham, this is when you need to investigate the conveyancing process in order to ensure that your new home becomes legally yours. It may sounds like a small, last step, but choosing the wrong conveyancers can sometimes even result in a sale falling through because of inefficiencies and inexperience, so this is something that you don’t want to get wrong.

Choosing good conveyancers

Conveyancing is a fairly standard process in Caversham, as it is throughout the UK. However, there may well be by-laws specific to Caversham, which is why it’s always important to team up with a local firm that has knowledge of the area. It may be that you require a mortgage and the lenders insist that you deal with specific solicitors or conveyancers. It’s unusual to be given only one name – most lenders have a panel of conveyancers that they work through, and they would leave it to you to make the final choice.

If this is the case, you are still entitled to discuss the price for the service, to ask that one person handles your file, and to ensure that there is regular communication and updates. If your mortgage lender doesn’t stipulate a specific conveyancer, you might ask them whom they recommend. These lenders will have an excellent idea of the best conveyancers in the Caversham area. In fact, if you work in tandem with a conveyancer recommended by your mortgage lender, you may actually save money. Click here to get more information.

What does the process of conveyancing involve?

Your conveyancer will check on any potential problems with the property and will ensure that you are aware of the exact boundary lines. Your conveyancing attorney should conduct searches on your behalf and should inform you of anything relevant that they think might have a substantial bearing on your decision to buy the property. For example, if the park across the street might be re-zoned for future high density housing, this is something that a good conveyancer should uncover and bring to your attention. It may even be that this affects your decision to buy, and that your conveyancer has saved you money and heartache. This is where the difference between a good conveyancer and someone who just works through a pile of paperwork becomes apparent.

Harrison’s Solicitors has handled conveyancing in Caversham for many years.

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