DIY Conveyancing vs Professionals


Some property sellers or buyers often choose to do their own conveyancing without hiring a professional. Although it is a great cost saving idea, it can be quite detrimental in case of any mistakes in the process. Do it yourself conveyancing also takes much longer that professional conveyancing and this could lead to buyers pulling out of the deal prematurely. If you wish to do DIY conveyancing, it is important to have access to the right resources and take time to go through all the necessary paperwork in detail in order to be successful.

If you are working with a mortgage lender, even if you do your own DIY conveyancing, you will still need to pay for the conveyancing costs that the mortgage lender uses. There are also costs for searches and stamp duty among other things.

With all these factors in mind, it may be slightly more costly but it is much better to hire a professional conveyancer. You can find conveyancers through your mortgage lenders list of conveyancers or get quick conveyancing quotes online and choose a suitable company to work with.

You should work with professionals for the following reasons:


Conveyancers have a lot of experience working in real estate. They can offer a lot of valuable advice with your best interests in mind. How much knowledge do you have on legal property transfer as compared to an individual with combined academic training and practical experience? Chances are, not a lot. In order to avoid making costly mistakes, it is advisable to hire a professional conveyancer.

Speed up the process

Many conveyancers already have strong relationships with other professionals in the real estate world. Therefore, they can call in favors when it comes to speedy document preparation and handling, property searches and land registry matters. They already know exactly what you need for the transaction and therefore waste no time getting these documents prepared as you wait for the contract from the other party. They also understand legal terms and technicalities, and can decipher a legal contract in a matter of hours so that you can send it back for review, or sign it if all is well.


Act on your behalf

The job description of a conveyancer involves meeting other professionals on behalf of the client. You may not be able to take time off work to go to all the offices but your conveyancer can do that for you. They will also respond to the other party’s conveyancer and work with the mortgage lender to complete the deal on your behalf.


Carry out searches and investigations

When it comes to real estate, very many factors contribute to the value of a property. They include things like susceptibility to floods, repairs and improvements, mortgage situation, land title issues and ownership disputes among others. In order to avoid landing a bad deal, a thorough property search is necessary to determine the quality of property. The conveyancer can find the relevant professionals to carry out these searches in order to give you a full picture of the property situation so that you can make the right decision