Buying and selling property: what is conveyancing and what to watch for?
Along with such life milestones as getting married and having a baby, buying and/or selling property could be one of the most important decisions of your life. It has the capacity to change dramatically your circumstances, taking you out of your comfort zone and giving you a fresh start.
However, that doesn’t make the process of moving any less stressful.
As well as having to worry about mortgage arrangements, new schools, commuting time, fixing the plumbing, redecorating, getting hold of trustworthy removal men and a host of other issues, you also have to tackle the tricky winger that is conveyancing: the transfer of legal property titles from one party to another.
If all of these things are just getting a bit much, and you feel the need for a short sit down with a cup of tea, then do so, because help is at hand. The Co-Operative are there to help you with conveyancing fees, keeping the process manageable, and, crucially, affordable.
First of all, instead of having to scan the market for the best deal and most affordable rates on conveyancing fees, you can choose from an approved panel of firms; firms which are both trustworthy and efficient. This includes a free quotation and fixed costs – all on a ‘no move no fee’ basis.
This last point is crucial. Buying or selling a home can depend on a long chain of people. If one link in that chain breaks down, the whole thing can fall through.
This is a fairly regular occurrence. Operating on a ‘no move no fee’ basis means that you will not be held responsible if your property’s sale or purchase falls through.
In your new property, money becomes more important than ever. You want your dream home to be exactly as it should, right down to the carpet in the hallway and the taps in the bathroom.
All the savings you’ve accumulated over the years, that you’ve worked so hard to save, have been waiting for this moment so don’t compromise because of extortionately crippling conveyancing fees.
The legal ins and outs of property law can be immensely confusing. There’s no shame to be had in admitting that. So seeking professional advice is the logical option, and one that can save you money in the long run.
Take the sensible decision. Expert advice and a free quotation is a mere phone call away.