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Howdy! I'm Dan Smith and I live with my wonderful family in Perth. This is my legal blog which aims to look at every part of the legal system. I should point out that i'm not a lawyer myself. However, my good friend Stan has been representing people in court for many years. I find Stan's work fascinating and I love asking him questions. I have even done a bit of my own research into the legal system. I decided to pull everything together here so I could organise my thoughts while also providing useful info for others. Thanks for checking out my blog!

When is the Right Time to Hire a Conveyancing Solicitor?

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The process of buying or selling a property can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you are a first-time buyer or seller. With numerous legal requirements and paperwork to deal with, it is a good idea to hire a conveyancing solicitor who can take care of all the complex legal matters associated with property transactions. The question is when to hire a conveyancing solicitor. This blog post will discuss the various situations where you might need to hire a conveyancing solicitor.

1. When Buying or Selling a Property

Whether you are buying or selling a property, hiring a conveyancing solicitor is a wise decision. A conveyancing solicitor will help you to carry out the legal requirements for the transaction. They will provide you with necessary advice on the terms and conditions of the contract, help you understand the contents of the agreement and negotiate on your behalf. A conveyancing solicitor will also carry out property searches, ensure that all legal documents are in order and liaise with the seller or buyer's solicitor to ensure a smooth transaction.

2. When Re-Mortgaging

Re-mortgaging means switching to a new mortgage lender for a lower interest rate or to release equity on your property. This process usually involves changing legal owners or transferring part of the property ownership. A conveyancing solicitor will help you to handle the legal paperwork and ensure that you fully understand the terms of the re-mortgage agreement. They will also liaise with your new mortgage lender to ensure that the process is completed smoothly.

3. When Transferring Ownership of a Property

Transferring the ownership of a property usually occurs within families or couples who bought a property together and are splitting up. This can be a tricky legal process that requires the input of a conveyancing solicitor. A conveyancing solicitor will ensure that you complete all the necessary legal requirements and transfer the ownership of the property smoothly. They will also check if you need to pay any taxes during the transfer process.

4. When Extending, Developing or Disputing Property

If you are extending the property, developing the property or have legal disputes over your property, the input of a conveyancing solicitor can be essential. A conveyancing solicitor will advise on local planning laws and legal requirements, check if you need to apply for planning permission and liaise with the local council. They will also check that you follow the correct legal processes and that you comply with environmental and local government regulations.

Hiring a conveyancing solicitor is essential when buying, selling, re-mortgaging, transferring ownership, extending, developing or disputing your property. A conveyancing solicitor will offer the necessary legal advice and ensure all the legal requirements are met and the transaction proceeds smoothly. It is always advisable to hire a proficient conveyancing solicitor who will explain the legal process in simple terms, minimise stress and ensure that the transaction is completed efficiently.


16 August 2023