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A Brief Guide to Do Your Own Conveyancing

Conveyancing is an expensive task with some complications within it. Conveyancers or solicitors are the big helping hand now-a-days to help you with your conveyancing and legal complications regarding that. Many of us do want to save some hundreds of pounds and to do their own conveyancing. Yes, you can do your own conveyancing, but there are always some risks associated with it. The main idea of this writing is definitely not to discourage people to go for an experienced conveyancer, but to give you the proper guidelines and ideas regarding your conveyancing.

There are some mighty risks in some situation you may face while doing your own conveyancing. The most risky thing that one faces is, if the property is leasehold. There are some other risks and disadvantages to your own conveyancing, like; if the property is not registered you may face some trouble even after paying the full amount and completing the contract. If the buyer, or specially the seller, is selling his property and getting divorce at the same time. There may be severe misunderstanding and complications with the boundary of the property later on. Purchasing with a mortgage also represents same sort of problems if you do your own conveyancing.

If you are in a hurry and still have a lot of time, energy and dedication to do a lot of paperwork then you must do your own conveyancing. If the property is just an apartment or flat or a house then must give it a try. The things you need to keep in your mind if you are a cash buyer, while doing your own conveyancing are described below:

  • You need to make sure that the seller’s agent sends you the contract details on to the conveyancer or solicitor acting for the seller.
  • The seller’s conveyancer should send you the draft of the contract for approval and all the legal papers of the property for your concern.
  • Then you need to check the details of the contract, property’s legal papers and check if there are any complications are there regarding the legal title of the property.
  • If you face any term or specific condition that you don’t understand, you may have to consult with someone experienced or any legal textbooks to understand the terms.
  • If the contract seems to be complete and fine you can move on to the next step. It is highly recommended that you visit or do some local searches for the property you are going to buy.
  • Sometimes you may need to ask the seller for more information and enquiry about the property. When you have got all the information then you can sign the contract paper and exchange the contract and fix the date of completion.

This is just the initial steps. After exchanging the contract and after completion there are a lot more legal and paper works remain. You must be careful all the time as long as you are engaged with this conveyancing. If you still want to carry out your own conveyancing then you are requested to learn some basic land law and property law course for the ease of your conveyancing and to get the better understanding of the contract and. Besides that, land registry has some printed guidelines by the expert conveyancers to help you with your DIY conveyancing. You can google for more detailed guideline or law helps. Different conveyancing agents and solicitor firms provide various guidelines and free consultants to help you in this regard. Moreover, you can try some free conveyancing quote to estimate the price. After doing all the researches and queries if you feel it is very tough for you to conveyance your own property then inline solicitors are the best help you can get within a cheaper price. If some hundred of dollars can save all your tension and workloads, it is definitely worthy of hiring a solicitor for your conveyancing.

Posted by on 19/08/2015 in DIY Conveyancing

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