Moving House Before Christmas 2012
Many of our new clients are beginning to ask us if we can help them move before Christmas 2012. The conveyancing process, on average, takes between 6 to 12 weeks and with Christmas 6 weeks away many of clients are understandably concerned about meeting this deadline.
However, do not despair although a normal conveyancing transaction will take longer than 6 weeks to complete it is not unheard of everything to move much faster. At In-Deed, we have helped many of clients be in their new homes within 4 weeks!
If you need a fast conveyance it is important to understand that there are many factors which dictate whether this possible. Being aware of where delays could occur will help you manage your tight deadline and be in your new home before Christmas!
Mortgage lenders are notorious for holding the conveyancing process up as an offer can take many weeks to be received. However, for the majority of conveyancing transactions this paperwork is completed alongside other legal formalities and therefore does not hold the transaction up. But if you are looking for a fast completion a mortgage lender could potentially cause an issue.
Search results can take a while to be received by a buyer’s solicitor and unfortunately there is little, which can be done to speed this process along. Fortunately, a lot of other legal formalities can be completed whilst waiting to receive these.
Unfortunately, no matter how fast your conveyancing lawyer moves there is little that can be done if the other sides solicitor is not as proactive.
The rest of the chain
Sadly, a housing chain can only move as fast as the weakest link. If a buyer or seller in your chain has a problem it could slow the rest of the chain down.
Although there is little you can do about your chain or about the other side there are steps you can take to make everything move quickly.
It is amazing how often the conveyancing process is held up whilst conveyancing lawyers wait for paperwork to be returned. If possible complete everything your lawyer sends you as quickly as possible. Doing this means you are not the ‘weakest link’ and any hold ups will not be caused by you.
Keep your conveyancing lawyer informed
By continuously updating your lawyer on your progress means your lawyer can manage timescales effectively. For example, if you are waiting for a particular piece of documentation let your lawyer know or if you have a meeting booked with the estate agent keep your lawyer informed of the outcome. In-Deed’s clients find their online account a useful way of keeping their lawyer continuously updated without the need to keep calling.
Your lawyer will chase the other sides lawyers, you estate agent and mortgage lender etc. if needed, but frequently it is far more effective for both you and your lawyer to chase individuals. Make sure you update your lawyer when you are chasing so the seller/buyer does not feel hassled.
At In-Deed we have helped many clients reach tight completion deadlines. By combining a secure online account, with an experienced and dedicated conveyance lawyer means we are able to provide a tailored service for all our clients.
Unlike, many of our competitors we do not charge for expedited transactions or simultaneous exchanges and completions, so you do not need to worry about your conveyancing costing more than the instant online quote we provide you with.
If you would like to discuss your conveyancing and your fast completion with an In-Deed legal advisor please call 0330 100 2322 or email email@example.com. We will be able to discuss your specific purchase/sale in more depth and even put you in touch with your conveyance lawyer before instruction to check we can meet your deadline!