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Buying or selling a piece of property? This is what you need to know about conveyancing

Renee Bates

Conveyancing is the process of transferring the ownership of a piece of property from the current owner to the buyer. It's usually handled by a specialist known as a conveyancer, but you may also come across other professionals known as conveyancing solicitors. Here's everything you need to know about conveyancing, including the difference between a conveyancer and a conveyancing solicitor.

What is the difference between a conveyancer and a conveyancing solicitor?

It's quite simple; a conveyancer and conveyancing solicitor help with all the processes required in transferring property ownership. However, if the property in question has legal issues that necessitate going to court, a conveyancing solicitor is more qualified. That is why a conveyancing solicitor's services might be more expensive than a conveyancer's. 

Why should you seek conveyancing services as a buyer?

Of course, if you've never purchased a property before, you may not know what to look out for or consider before making your purchase. This can lead to expensive regrets, which is the last thing you need. The following includes the benefits you get from a conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor:

  • A conveyancer ensures that the property seller is the true owner and not a person trying to scam you by pretending to be the owner.
  • Since you might either be buying a piece of property for residential or commercial use, a conveyancer guarantees that there is no current or future risk for your intended use, including both natural and artificial risk factors.
  • A conveyancer will also ensure that you are getting a good deal, meaning they guarantee you pay the accurate value of the property.

Why should you seek conveyancing services as a seller?

The sale of a property comes with challenges, most of which a conveyancing solicitor can help alleviate. Here are some of the benefits you get from using conveyancing services:

  • A conveyancer ensures you're dealing with serious buyers, which saves you time and effort.
  • If your property has some legal issues, a conveyancing solicitor can represent you in court and have the problems handled before the sale.
  • If it's your first sale ever and you feel you might not be confident enough to talk to potential buyers, a conveyancer can represent you. 
  • It's also not uncommon to find very busy sellers who travel a lot; if this is you, a conveyancer can handle everything on your behalf, including receiving all buyer calls, making the sale, and ensuring funds reach you.

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Welcome! My name is Jessica, and I work as a legal aid secretary. I am in awe of the lawyers in my office and the variety of cases they cover. From injury compensation to family court matters, they need to understand the law in a broad range of areas. As a legal secretary, it is often my job to research particular points of law or find certain cases for reference. It is a fascinating job and I work hard to keep up with the constant changes to our laws and legal processes. Friends and family often ask me for direction on legal matters and whilst I explain that I am no expert, I usually manage to provide sound advice. This blog is for people who share my passion for the law or who want to understand more about our legal system. I hope you find it engaging and useful.