The process of buying a house or selling it has several minute angles to it. You cannot just choose a house, and pay the seller and get the process done and neither can you just find a buyer and get the house money and move out. Property conveyancing is essential while selling or buying a property. If you are well versed with the legal formalities of the conveyancing process, you can manage the whole process yourself. But, most people are not. So, it is advisable to use a solicitor to help you with all the paperwork and conveyancing process while buying or selling a house. This way the sale or purchase process proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
A solicitor would ensure that your interests are put first during the buying or selling transaction. The question in your mind would be why to get a solicitor when it would save me a lot of money by just doing the conveyancing process myself. The answer is simple – because you do not want any glitches or legal problems in future. A solicitor fee is a very small price you pay to avoid huge problems caused due to negligence while selling or buying a property.
Reasons to justify getting a solicitor while selling or buying a property:
#1. Expert advice
There are several legal regulations in owning a property as well as in buying or selling it. A common man would be unaware of these regulations and so would not be able to understand what to do. By having a solicitor around, you can get expert legal advice and thereby have a complete idea about the process.
#2. No jargons for you
There are many legal terms you may come across while buying or selling a property like land registration, conveyancing, unencumbered, etc. which makes no sense to you at all. Now, imagine solving all the issues related to the terms you do not even know the meanings of. Confusing, right? A solicitor would de-mystify the complete process by explaining what every jargon means and guide you through the process as well. You get a huge peace of mind knowing that everything is in the hands of an expert.
#3. Speeds everything up
It has been noted by people that the whole process of buying or selling takes up a lot of time due to all the legal formalities. With a person who knows his way with all the legal documents and processes i.e. a solicitor, wouldn’t the process be a lot swifter? By having a solicitor involved from the very time your property is put up on the market for selling or you start looking for properties to buy, you can save a great deal of slack time.
#4. Ease out the complications
Property transactions are often beset with hindrances and complications. There will be unforeseen problems and you, as a buyer or seller, will be in a fix and you may have no idea of how to solve the complications. A solicitor will be able to explain the situation plainly and face-to-face. They’ll keep their promises, regularly keep in touch, return phone calls and provide fast and efficient solutions. They will continuously keep you informed of the steps taken at every stage of the process. In short, they’ll go that extra mile to ensure you get the best deal.
#5. Dealing with vague terms
Sometimes, it so happens that a seller may sign a kind of brokerage agreement that does not deal with several legal problems related to the property. This could lend the buyer in trouble or the case can be vice versa. In both the cases, you may get in trouble. To prevent this from happening, you should keep a solicitor around to inspect the agreements with scrutiny. These reasons are enough to make you spend a little extra and hire a solicitor while selling or buying a property.