When buying property the vast majority of purchasers will employ the services of a property lawyer, or conveyancer, to manage the legalities of the transaction on their behalf. This is all well and good, but the importance of choosing a reliable conveyancer should not be underestimated.
According to findings reported by the BBC today, the number of complaints received by the ombudsman about home buying legal services has increased significantly during the last year. In 2013-2014 the number of complaints was 1,500, up from 1,200 the year before.
Of course, there will always be hold-ups and delays in any legal process, however, this increase in complaints serves as a stark warning to buyers and sellers that some conveyancers offer a more professional service than others. It also highlights the importance of choosing a well-recognised, reliable conveyancer who will actively manage your property transaction from start to finish with regular updates.
Those which offer a professional service with 24/7 access to case updates, a simple scale of charges and fast transaction times are likely to provide a service with minimum cause for complaint.