CCORDING to a recent Romans’ poll, 51% say speed is more important than price or service when choosing a conveyancer. “Conveyancing is an essential aspect of buying or selling a home as it’s the legal process of transferring property from one person to another,” said Peter Scott, senior manager at Romans Gerrards Cross.“However buyers and sellers are often in a rush to choose one and end up running into all manner of problems.”
Several industry experts have reported that the surge in property transactions this year has resulted in a shortage of available conveyancers, creating long delays and slowing down the moving process. Choosing the wrong conveyancer or solicitor can result in further delays due to incomplete paperwork and lack of communication.
So what should you be looking for when choosing a conveyancer? Here are a few important pointers. Choosing a conveyancer who will keep you informed throughout the process will save you precious time and ensure you know how much progression has been made on the sale or purchase of your property. Your dedicated Romans ‘move manager’ will also liaise with your solicitor and provide you with regular updates. Check quotes include everything; some conveyancers don’t include disbursements (sums paid by your lawyer to third parties such as search fees, Land Registry fees and stamp duty) or VAT. If the cost looks too good to be true, it probably is. you’d have to pay your conveyancer if the unavoidable happens.
Whether you’re buying or selling, Romans’ panel of experienced legal experts will help you move between properties with as little stress as possible.They focus on a quick completion, so you can get on with moving into your new home.
Please feel welcome to drop in and meet the teams and find out more about our conveyancing services, or you can reach Romans Beaconsfield on 01494 677 767, and Gerrards Cross on 01753 888 800. Or request a quote online by visiting: romans. co.uk/conveyancing.