Navigating the real estate landscape can be complex, with numerous intricacies to understand and decisions to make. In this article, we will be focusing on an issue that holds significant weight in your property journey— selecting the right conveyancer.
I strive to decode industry jargon and highlight the importance of various factors you need to consider when appointing a conveyancer.
Firstly, is your conveyancer licenced?
When seeking a conveyancer, it’s essential to determine whether they’re licenced. You may wonder, “what does this mean, and why is it important?” A licensed conveyancer has undertaken rigorous training, and maintains their licence, ensuring they’re up-to-date with the latest industry standards.
Interestingly, only one licensee is needed to run an office, meaning other staff members could be unqualified individuals. It’s important to know whether you’re dealing with an experienced, licenced conveyancer or the agency’s admin staff member. I believe that your property journey should be handled by a professional who thoroughly understands the intricacies of the process.
Why is availability crucial?
Property transactions are time-sensitive. Given that many clients have day jobs, they may struggle to ask questions or discuss concerns within standard working hours. You want a conveyancer who’s available when you need them, providing swift responses to your enquiries, and doing things promptly.
Having a conveyancer who can quickly answer last-minute questions can prevent potential settlement delays, ensuring your property transaction remains on track.
The cost of getting it wrong
Remember, the right processes need to be meticulously followed in property transactions. If they aren’t, the consequences can be costly, with potential penalties and fines. The importance of hiring a knowledgeable and experienced conveyancer cannot be overstated. They ensure all aspects of the transaction are handled correctly, mitigating risks, and providing you with peace of mind.
At Essence Conveyancing, I, Megan Reilly, am a licenced conveyancer committed to offering you expertise, time and support to make your property journey smooth and hassle-free. Thank you for being part of my community. If you had any further questions regarding this topic, please feel free to send me an email. I exercise an open email policy and will gladly clear your property doubts.
Disclaimer: Please note, the contents of this article do not constitute conveyancing advice, are not intended to be a substitute for conveyancing advice and should not be relied upon as such. You should seek conveyancing advice or other professional advice in relation to any particular matters you or your organisation may have. To find out more, please contact us.