When you finally find the home of your dreams, you don’t want to be waiting months for any kind of movement – you want to move in. Delays do occur, and progress in the conveyancing process does stall. However, here are our top tips to help avoid any common conveyancing delays that may arise.
Whether you are buying or selling a property, there are countless variables that could cause the conveyancing process to pause. However, there are a few quagmires that you could easily avoid to help ensure the process flows as quickly as possible.
Keep everyone informed
Staying up-to-date is key to ensure a swift transaction – effective and efficient communication is guaranteed to help avoid any unnecessary delays in the conveyancing process.
Ask your solicitor to contact you as soon as your house is placed on the market, or when an offer is made. If that is not possible, organise a weekly catch-up by phone to understand where you are at. Similarly, the moment you are aware of any changes or offers, you should inform your estate agent who your property solicitor is so they can be contacted.
Check the planning permission
Conveyancers have a duty to ensure that all planning permissions and building regulations are obtained when acting on behalf of a lender. Ensure that any required changes have been carried out and have adhered to the relevant regulations. Make sure to get this checked early on in order to avoid and repercussions further down the line.
Keep on top of legal documentation
From obtaining a management pack for leasehold properties to receiving responses and legal documents from other conveyancers in the chain, there can be a lot of legal documentation floating about. Ensuring all legal documentation is in order and you are on top of it will benefit you in the long run.
Understand it’s a marathon
Lastly, prepare yourself for the worst – be it a break in the property chain or ample time for you to move in. It’ll never be a quick swift move; even with new builds, there is a wait. But know that the wait is always worth it, and you are waiting for a very good reason.
It’s important to hire a conveyancing firm early on so delays are avoided. For more information regarding conveying, feel free to contact us and one of our Specialist Property Lawyers will work with you until the end.