Online property conveyancing: A compelling case

October 17, 2021 11:45 am

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The conveyancing process required when buying or selling a house is exactly the same whether you choose to do it online or usefcs a traditional local solicitor. The only difference is that everything is done online and over the phone.

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There are compelling reasons why you should choose to use an online conveyancer and it’s important to find the right one for your needs. To help you make that choice specialists such as Samconveyancing have a panel of experienced online conveyancing solicitors, accredited by the Law Society Quality Scheme whose conveyancing protocol can be found here.

Let’s consider some of the key advantages:

Speedy completion times

This is probably one of the biggest advantages to online conveyancing – there is no need to attend meetings and receive documentation through the post. Everything is done online or over the phone with documents, forms and even payments being processed in an instant. Many online conveyancers work outside of the usual 9-5 and this all adds up to a much shorter timescale to completion.

Lower fees

When buying or selling a home everyone is working to a budget and online conveyancing offers the chance to save money on conveyancing costs. Lower overheads and larger caseloads than traditional solicitors inevitably lead to lower fees. With the growth in online conveyancing, competition is greater, and this too helps to drive down costs.

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Fixed fees

As we saw above, many online conveyancing companies have much bigger caseloads and are therefore more comfortable offering upfront quotations for their work and will often offer a fixed fee. Not only do they offer lower conveyancing costs but the absolute certainty of what you will have to pay . No nasty surprises just as you are about to complete.

No sale, no fee

Thanks to the low overheads associated with online conveyancing and the increased competitiveness of the sector it is now becoming the norm that if the transaction does not complete no fee is charged.

Keeping up to date with progress

With traditional conveyancing, for much of the time you have no idea where the transaction is up to until the next letter arrives in the post. Online conveyancing removes this frustration as everything is online and usually accessible to you the customer so that you can see in real-time just where the process is and when it is likely to be completed.

Convenience

From getting a free online quote to managing the whole process through to completion can be done from the comfort of your own home using a laptop or even your phone. It can’t get any easier than that.