Why do you need a “good” conveyancer?

House with garden; Conveyancing Solicitors will help when buying or selling this property

Buying or selling a house can be a stressful experience. Indeed, it is consistently ranked amongst the top 5 stressful life events, and to add to this nerve-wracking experience, 35% of property sales fall through.

A failed house sale can cause numerous problems for both buyer and seller. Cost is one issue, but the stress of unpicking one sale, and finding another buyer whilst your life is on hold, is nerve-racking, sometimes even traumatic.

What can you do to reduce the likelihood of a house sale falling through?

To mitigate the risk of a failed house sale, you should consider hiring a good conveyancing solicitor as early in the sale process as possible. An experienced conveyancer will be able spot potential problems early on and work to avoid them becoming an issue. Some conveyancers see the process as a tick box exercise; a good conveyancer interprets the information and calculates what other issues might crop up, and steps in to mitigate them. They will give you high quality advice, calming your nerves on the minor issues, whilst flagging up anything seriously problematic.

Here at AWB Charlesworth, our conveyancing solicitors and paralegals have excellent working relationships with local estate agents, surveyors and mortgage advisors. Their knowledge of the local area is extensive. We know about radon in Malhamdale, World Heritage Site restrictions in Saltaire, and septic tanks in Oxenhope. Indeed, we’ve sold several houses more than once during the 300 years we’ve been in business.

We’re proud to be members of the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which is a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. It attests to our integrity, good practice and efficiency. And we’re members of Lexcel, the Law Society’s quality assurance mark, a standard that only 10% of solicitors in our area have.

If you’re looking for an exceptional conveyancing solicitor please contact Declan Hayes at 01756 692888 or by email at declan.hayes@awbclaw.co.uk.

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18 June 2024

Further Reading

Buying Property

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External Links

Selling a home (gov.uk)