When to get a conveyancer ? Plenty of people wait until they have had an offer accepted on a house, but it is really important to instruct your conveyancer nice and early. It can save you a lot of bother.
Most people wait to have an offer accepted on a house or flat before starting to find a conveyancer then get exasperated when it takes them weeks to get complete the conveyancing process.
That would make sense if your conveyancer was charging you for any work they do rather than working on a ‘no-move-no-fee’ basis, but with so many firms offering the latter, you would need a pretty compelling reason not to insist on it.
As soon as you know you are going to buy a place, you should get your conveyancer sorted. The process can be long and drawn out, particularly with leasehold properties so save as much time as possible by having a conveyancer on hand. They can take your details before you find somewhere and be ready to contact the seller’s conveyancing solicitors while you wait for an offer to be accepted.
Getting some work done in advance makes the process shorter and, with less pressure, it should mean your conveyancer is more communicative and makes the process much less stressful for you.