Congratulations, you’ve decided to move house! Now that that decision has been made, it’s time to get into some not so easy details. No, I’m not talking about moving furniture, I’m talking about conveyancing. If you’re moving, especially for the first time, you need to follow the points outlined below if you want don’t want to be driven up the wall thanks to the stress that’s coming your way.
1. Authenticate Licenses
Before signing an agreement with your solicitor, make sure that he or she has the necessary licenses. Yes, unfortunately there are some unscrupulous people who won’t think twice about taking your money and then taking off. Find out whether they are recognised by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or if they are certified by the Quality Conveyancing Scheme of the Law Society. You do not want to be halfway through the whole conveyancing process and then realise that your solicitor is not allowed to conduct the necessary transactions on your behalf.
2. Compare Conveyancing Quotes
What is one of the most important things you must do as a part of this whole conveyancing process? You must compare the conveyancing quotes. Moving is a process that is expensive enough without having to shell out an exorbitant amount on legal expenses. And if you’re looking to save yourself some time, then you can compare cheap conveyancing quotes online. Thanks to the internet, you can choose to do all your research at your own sweet time. You can even get a free conveyancing quote if you conduct your research online.
3. Realise That Conveyancing Is Not A DIY Project
The last but definitely not the least bit of advice is especially for those who are in the habit of doing everything themselves. Don’t take up the conveyancing hassle on your own shoulders. Unless you happen to be a licensed conveyancing solicitor yourself, it isn’t worth the stress. Moving house will throw up enough snafus in your way without you having to create an unnecessary problem yourself. When it comes to legalese, leave it to the experts.
If you follow the pointers laid out above, hopefully you’ll have a moving experience that is enjoyable instead of stressful. If you have any conveyancing advice to share, or would like to ask any questions related to conveyancing and moving house, don’t forget to put it down in the comments section, or to send in an e-mail.