You will find plenty of great guides to help you negotiate the conveyancing process here, but if you haven’t time to have a browse, read on for a quick blast of conveyancing advice.
- The Council of Mortgage Lenders reckon 28% of home sales fall through because of buyers having second thoughts.
- When budgeting for the conveyancing fees, make sure you leave enough for disbursements, they will be incurred. It’s important to get as many of the possible costs agreed with your conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor when they are quoting.
- Make an allowance of about £300 for extra searches that could crop up.
- If you live in an area where mining took place – or still does – then your conveyancing process will include a Mining Search, for instance.
- Owners of properties near old churches could be obligated to contribute to its upkeep. The obligations is called a Chancel Repair Liability, and your conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor will carry out a search to find out if this applies.
- While local knowledge can occasionally be useful, it is really not necessary to confine your search to conveyancing firms that are local to you or the property you are buying. Almost all of the conveyancing process is uniform wherever you are buying, and you can get great value for money from online conveyancing services.
- In fact, with case tracking, online conveyancing can be a quicker way of doing it. Though, as always, it is down to the service you use.
- Make a realistic estimate of how long it is going to take for your conveyancing to be finished. A standard sale takes around three months.
- A conveyancing process involving shared ownership or the purchase of a leasehold – which is the norm in places like London – will take longer and will most likely be pricier.
- You can make the conveyancing process quicker by instructing your conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor before you accept an offer or have one accepted. Also, ask them what details you can give them immediately to get as much of it done as possible.
You can read Part One here.