More and more people are now looking at conveyancing as an independent or stand alone service from one their mortgage lender may offer. So when is the best time to start contacting conveyancing solicitors?

Many people do not realise it is important to instruct your conveyancing solicitor well before you accept an offer or make an offer to purchase a property. This is because it can typically take 6 weeks (or more) for the conveyancing process to be finalised by your solicitor.

Although in the past buyers and sellers waited until they had secured a buyer or found a property to buy before instructing a solicitor, there is now no reason not to instruct a solicitor as soon as you consider selling or buying.

With a “No move, no fee” policy, offered through such websites as no costs will be incurred before the transaction is successful and many weeks of paperwork can be saved.

Getting onboard with a conveyancing solicitor as soon as you consider selling, buying or remortgaging also, obviously, leaves you with the peace of mind that you are fully up to speed and can make your sale or purchase as quickly and efficiently as possible. Don‘t forget this may also work to your advantage if you‘re in a chain of buyers and sellers, if you can complete quickly it may just secure you the deal.

Your conveyancing solicitor will have to obtain information from your Freeholder/Managing Agent which can take considerable time. Sellers should consider having their solicitor prepare the Home Information Pack (if necessary) before instructing an estate agent as they are likely to do a better job and it will then be easier for you to negotiate down the agent's selling fees.

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