What is online conveyancing?

When you do online Conveyancing the process follows the same process as it would traditionally but the communication during the conveyancing process will happen online. All the legal paperwork that needs to be done when buying and selling a house can be sent through the internet.The online conveyancing process works by computer and over the phone instead of face to face. You can choose online conveyancing or traditional but it’s important to get a quote for comparison from Nigel Broadhead Mynard Conveyancing Solicitors.Online conveyancing has many advantages such as the process can be quicker, it is often costs cheaper and you can track all your progress online. But there can be downsides as well. You may lose the personal touch with online conveyancing when compared with traditional face to face conveyancing.Whatever choice you make about using an online conveyancer Nigel Broadhead Mynard Conveyancing Solicitors have put together a guide to help you decide on the advantages and disadvantages that surround online conveyancing.

Should I use an online conveyancer?

There are pros and cons of using an online conveyancer. Online conveyancing means you can calculate your costs upfront, whatever your transaction type. As an example, try our online Conveyancing Calculator to generate a quote for buying, selling or remortgaging your property.

Online conveyancing is done via email or by phone rather than traditional methods. This is a time saver when you have already got so much to deal with. We will always welcome you if you prefer to visit our offices! However most of our clients prefer to use our online conveyancing service and save time.

The online conveyancing process is not all completed digitally, as a lot of the work will be done manually rather than through the internet. Saying that you don’t need to visit your conveyancer physically, the paperwork can all be completed via emails, post and phone calls. As of the time of writing there are no online conveyancers to my knowledge who are fully online as some documents will still have to signed by hand. This means the main difference between an online conveyancer and a high street property solicitor is that you won’t ever need to visit them in person. It might be more accurate to call Online conveyancers as ‘nationwide conveyancers’ because they can provide a service to the whole UK.

Are conveyancers cheaper than Solicitors?

It depends. A more complicated case will benefit from using a solicitor. A solicitor can offer you advice when selling a home which forms part of an estate, on both the online conveyancing and the legal issues of dealing with an estate. They can advise you on the tax implications of your case, and put you in touch with an accountant where necessary. With the extra experience and knowledge of a solicitor the fees can be a little higher although online conveyancing can offset this cost.

It may also be easier to use a solicitor may because they have access to the original certificate of title. So rather than having to go through the process of transferring the title to a conveyancer it can be simpler to work with the Solicitor. Solicitors have secure storage rooms where keep all the documents for their clients at length. Conveyancers may not have storage services and will probably send all the documents to the client to store themselves. Clients may prefer this added feeling of security with an online solicitor.

These are just some of the examples of why using a solicitor may be a better decision for a buyer or seller even if there might be a slightly higher cost. It all comes down to the complexity of your transaction and the peace of mind of going with a more experienced outfit. Even if you have used or been recommended conveyancers in the past, it may still be worth investigating an online solicitor if your needs have changed. Or vice versa.