From the years of budgeting to afford that deposit to all those open houses that you have to endure, purchasing property can sometimes feel like an insurmountable task – especially for first home buyers. Once you do find that dream property and secure a handshake agreement it’s almost time to pop the champagne. One of the last things you have to do is one of the most important parts. You have to navigate the legal process to sign off on your purchase.
Translating the jargon of a legal agreement is hard enough, let alone ensuring that you get a good deal, and that’s where an expert conveyancer can help you. Great for both buyers and sellers, conveyancers can navigate the lengthy legal process and ensure that you get the best out of your agreement. These property experts provide personalised service that makes things easier for you.
So What Is Conveyancing?
Said simply, conveyancing is a legal process that allows property to change hands, moving from one person or entity to another. Conveyancing starts before a contract is drawn up and doesn’t end until after the completion of the entire process, ensuring that you are guided towards a better buy or sale.
OK, So How Does That Work?
After the purchase or sale of your property, your real estate agent will ask for the contact details of your conveyancer to take care of the legal agreement for you. It’s not a legal requirement to have a conveyancer, but it’s highly recommended. Imagine sitting next to a property expert and finalising your deal. Who do you think will come out on top?
Once you’ve got a conveyancer on side they will simplify the buying and selling process for you, ensuring a fair agreement, addressing any pressing information and much more.
What Exactly Will a Conveyancer Do for Me?
Whether you’re buying or selling, a conveyancer is the legal expert who you need on your side. A conveyancer will combine their extensive knowledge with your specific needs to create a personalised and simple solution. Conveyancers generally assist with:
- Buying or selling properties
- Leasing property
- Land transfers
- Land subdivision
- Updating a title and much more
Whether you’re buying or selling, the number one thing you can expect from a conveyancer is clarity and peace of mind. They will prepare and lodge all your legal documents, do all the necessary research, calculate rates, settle the property on your behalf and liaise with financial institutions and vendors. With a conveyancer on your side, all that will be left for you to do is unpack your bags and pop that champagne. So the next question is obvious.
How Do I Find a Conveyancer?
It doesn’t take a super sleuth to track down a great professional, but there are a few things you should put under the magnifying glass. Start by talking to family and friends who have moved around a bit and see who they recommend. A great conveyancer will be known for their personalised service and their position in the community so their word of mouth should be strong. You can also approach trusted professionals and even search the web for your conveyancing options. Once you have a healthy list, give your prospective conveyancer a call and ask them a few questions.
What Do I Ask a Conveyancer?
Whether you’re making an initial enquiry or getting down to the nitty gritty, there are plenty of useful questions that you can ask a conveyancer. These include:
- What types of property do you specialise in?
- What are your fees and charges?
- Are you part of the Australian Institute of Conveyancers?
- How will the conveyancing process work (in your circumstance)?
- How long will the process take on settlement day?
A great conveyancing service is indispensable when it comes to buying and selling property. If you’re ready to buy property in Adelaide, consider Conveyancing Centre’s services. Contact us today or call 08 8374 4711 for an expert, personalised conveyancing service in Adelaide.