I find working in residential conveyancing challenging, varied and rewarding. The process begins for me when a client gets in touch once their offer on a property is accepted. I’ll then work with the estate agent, mortgage lender and the seller’s solicitor on the sale, including reviewing the contract pack. I’ll make the necessary searches and get a copy of the mortgage offer, and once any enquiries on the contract are answered and reviewed, my clients will sign it in preparation for exchange and completion.
As a Conveyancing Executive, I’m professional, efficient and friendly and if I’m unavailable when you ring me, I always call them back as quickly as I can. I work hard to make you feel important, talking you through the process clearly and, wherever I can, hitting your hoped-for deadlines and completion timescale.
I love working as part of a team and achieving a satisfactory outcome. I was flattered recently when previous customers I had represented while working in Devon managed to track down me down here in order to oversee their subsequent house move!
Outside of work I’m focusing on property, too, as my husband and I are busy renovating our holiday home in France.
Never be afraid to ask questions if there’s something you’re unsure of or worried about.
Depending on the age and type of property you’re buying, get the most extensive survey you can afford.
Shop around to find the right mortgage lender and deal for you. Some mortgages come with fees so factor these, stamp duty and other costs into your budget before you decide.
How much will it cost?
To avoid surprises, I’ll give you a full list of the costs right at the start, together with information on potential further costs.
Can I have a discount on the fees?
We try and remain as competitive as we can for customers but if you’re looking for a quality service, we believe it’s worth paying that bit extra for a firm that prides itself on customer service.
How long will it take?
It’s not always possible to estimate an accurate timescale because every sale is different and issues like survey or mortgage offer delays could affect the anticipated exchange or completion date. On a straightforward freehold transaction, you can reasonably exchange within six to eight weeks of receipt of contract documentation, with completion usually a week or two after that.