Are you in the process of buying or selling a property and need a conveyancer to handle all the legal work?
Choosing the right conveyancer can make a big difference in the success of your property transaction. With so many conveyancers out there, it can be tough to know which one to choose. To help you make an informed decision, we’ve put together the top five questions you should ask when getting a conveyancing quote.
1. What services are included in the quote?
Conveyancers offer a range of services, from reviewing the contract of sale to preparing transfer documents and conducting searches. It’s important to know exactly what is included in the quote so you can compare apples with apples. Some conveyancers may offer a basic service that covers the bare minimum, while others may offer a more comprehensive service that includes additional support and advice.
2. What are the fees and disbursements?
Conveyancers charge fees for their professional services, as well as disbursements like title searches, rates, land tax, and some even charge for file handling and storage long after your matter has completed. It’s crucial to get a breakdown of all the fees and disbursements so you know exactly what you’ll be paying for. Make sure to ask about any additional services that may be included in their fee, such as preparing contracts or handling transfer of utilities or verification of identity.
3. What is your level of experience?
Experience is the key when it comes to conveyancing. You want to work with a team who has a track record of successfully handling property transactions, has the knowledge and expertise to handle any issues that may arise. Enquire about their specific areas of expertise, such as commercial or residential property, and who will be handling your matter if they become unavailable. Also, ask if there is a second set of eyes reading over all the important documents, such as a lawyer.
4. How do you communicate with your clients?
Good communication is vital in the conveyancing process. Ask your conveyancer about their preferred method of communication with you and how often they will be in touch throughout the process. Enquire about their availability, in case you need to get in touch outside of regular business hours. Will they prefer to communicate via email or will they happily get on the telephone with you and explain everything in plain English?
5. How do you handle disputes or issues that may arise?
Issues can arise during the conveyancing process, such as disputes over property boundaries or issues with the title. Enquire about their process for handling these types of issues and how they will keep you informed throughout the process. Also, ask about their experience resolving disputes and what options are available to you if an issue cannot be resolved.
Choosing the right conveyancer is crucial for a successful property transaction.
Asking these five questions can help you find a conveyancer who has the qualifications, experience, and communication skills to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible. At Mr Conveyancer, our experienced professionals have a thorough understanding of the laws and regulations surrounding property conveyancing. We offer competitive rates and top-notch customer service. Contact us today to take the first step towards a successful property transaction.