Signs of a Good Conveyancing Solicitor
When you are choosing Brisbane conveyancing services to help you purchase or sell a property, you want to make sure they’re the right person for the job – you need someone who can transform the piles of paperwork into a smooth transfer of the title.
After all, with so much at stake, having the wrong conveyancer on hand is going to make what is potentially a complicated situation even messier!
While the most important thing for you now might be to find the perfect property and to engage in contractual negotiations, know that having the right conveyancer is essential.
Here are some of the key characteristics of a quality conveyancing service that we think will make a big difference to your next property transaction.
You Want a Property Law Expert
When you’re looking for a conveyancing solicitor, you need to hire someone with a deep understanding of property law – someone who knows how the different rules and regulations apply to various parts of Queensland, and even other Australian states (if you’re buying interstate).
Speak to your conveyancer first and find out if they can handle your upcoming sale.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to buy or to sell; to subdivide or to do something else related to your property; you need a conveyancer who can manage all that the transaction entails, not just the basics.
When you are hiring a conveyancer, it’s ideal to know as much as you can about their background and their key areas of expertise.
Depending on which state your transaction is, you conveyancer may not necessarily be a lawyer. Make sure you find out whether yours is, and if they’re not, what kind of relevant experience they have had.
You need to understand whether the conveyancer you’re working with has handled sales or transactions like yours in the past, and how well equipped they are to manage the potential hassles that may come up.
Buying and selling property is a major transaction, and if you consider the money saved versus what could potentially go wrong, it makes a lot of sense to hire a professional.
Your conveyancer is going to be:
- Doing searches for the certificate of title
- Performing government searches
- Providing advice on the contract
- Preparing and certifying legal documents
- Stamping documents
- Calculating rates and tax
- Preparing statement settlements
- Working with your mortgage provider
- Attending settlement on your behalf
You need to know that they have done plenty of this sort of work before so that your transaction is smooth and hassle-free.
Exceptional CommunicationYou need to enlist the services of a conveyancer who is going to keep you informed from start to finish. The last thing you want is to be left in the dark during a period of potential stress! You need to have someone who you consider part of your team – because they’re going to be providing you with information and documents as and when you need them. Make sure you ask how communication is handled, and what to expect. You need to know how best to communicate with them – for example, if you can call them directly, or if email is preferred. Knowing this at the start will prevent headaches down the line.
If your conveyancer says that property law is too technical to explain to you – then don’t use them for your transaction!
After all, it’s your property and money at stake, and you deserve to be well-informed throughout.
Your conveyancer’s role is that of a middleman, acting as the translator for complex jargon and making it easy for you to understand.
A professional conveyancer is going to have the right kind of analogies already thought out to explain things to you.
The final thing that we consider to be highly important at Conveyancing Home is to have a conveyancer who does what they say they are going to do.
If they say they’ll have a document or contract available for you on a date or at a time, then they need to do just that!
You want a conveyancer on hand who is going to respect the agreement that you are entering into and who respects the fact that they have been hired by you to do this transaction.
At Conveyancing Home Queensland, we are proud to put your needs first.