My property purchase/sale is complicated, and I need to speak to someone!
Do I need my conveyancing solicitor to be local?
These days, however, there is no need to meet face to face. Everything for the legal side of selling or buying your home can be performed most efficiently using email and phone (and only using the post, if absolutely required).
Although our primary market focus is on conveyancing in England and Wales, we are sometimes able to provide a service to house-buyers and -sellers in Scotland. This is dependent on the circumstances, but we will try to help where we can.
How fast can In-Deed complete the conveyancing process?
At In-Deed, we aim to minimise the loss of time by making the conveyancing as fast and simple as possible. However, unfortunately, we cannot guarantee a timeframe because of the third parties who are outside of our control (for example, delays caused by lenders or the other side’s solicitor).
But, we have found that, on average, we cut two weeks off the conveyancing process, which is usually between eight and twelve weeks: With In-Deed, you can expect to reduce that figure to between six and nine weeks! This is because we only work with proactive conveyancing solicitors, who are committed to providing a personal service, and who work hard to remove any obstacles to swift progress.
Do I need to have a building survey as well as the conveyancing searches?
Conveyancing and surveys of the building you are planning to buy shouldn’t be confused, as they serve very different purposes.
The conveyancing looks at the entire legal aspect of the purchase, from checking the seller is in the legal position to sell the house to ascertaining the impact to you of buying the property based on the findings of local searches.
A building survey, while also identifying the financial implications to you of any remedial work, is designed to look at the fabric of the structure to ensure it is basically safe and sound.
In-Deed strongly advises you to order a building survey from a quality surveyor, so that you know what you are buying. In some cases, it can either confirm that it’s not worth buying, or you can use the information in the report to renegotiate the asking price with the seller.