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National Conveyancing Week at Eric Robinson

National Conveyancing Week is making its debut from March 20th to 24th, 2023. The week’s official resources state that its goal is to inform, educate, assist, motivate, reassure, recruit new entrants, boost the profile of conveyancers and conveyancing, and maintain acceptable fee levels.

At Eric Robinson, we have served clients across Hampshire, Surrey, and surrounding areas for more than 60 years, assisting with numerous property transactions. We understand the concerns of buying or selling a property and strive to ensure our clients feel comfortable throughout the process, resulting in a smooth and efficient conveyancing experience.

To show our support for National Conveyancing Week, we would like to address some of our frequently asked questions and give you insight into our thriving property department and how they are showing their support for this worthy cause.

How long does the conveyancing process take?

Buying or selling a house is not a quick process and typically an average of 16 weeks from the time the “for sale” sign is put up until the keys are handed over. 

In England and Wales, the system relies heavily on trust in a chain of sellers and buyers, with everyone depending on others to fulfil their commitments. 

Unfortunately, it’s only at the point of exchange of contracts (by which time much of the work has been done and hearts have been set on new homes) that there’s a significant financial disincentive for a party to withdraw from their sale or purchase.

In all cases, you should work proactively with your solicitor and other third parties, including your estate agent and mortgage broker, to prevent delays. 

What is the right time to sell your house?

It’s a common dilemma: should you sell your current home before finding a new one, or vice versa?

Unfortunately, there’s no definitive answer. The decision largely depends on factors such as the desirability of your home’s location and the state of the market.

The most important question to ask yourself is how long it will take to sell your property.

Additionally, you should consider the type of property you want to buy. If suitable properties are scarce and infrequently listed, it may be best to secure a buyer for your current home as soon as possible. This way, when the right property becomes available, you’ll be in a solid position to make an offer and potentially move to the front of the queue.

Conversely, if you’re confident in your ability to sell your current home quickly, you could hold off on selling until you find a new property. However, remember that you’ll need to persuade the seller that your offer is serious and that you can move quickly.

Again, the best thing to do is to seek the advice of a trusted and experienced solicitor, who may be able to advise you on what is best in your situation stemming from years of experience.

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Eric Robinson is proud to be supporting the first National Conveyancing Week in the UK. We are housing an NCW social media takeover to show our support for the industry, allowing us to share insightful information about our property department and how we can support you.

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Alternatively, to hear the answers to more of our property-related frequently asked questions, please click here

Eric Robinson Supports National Conveyancing Week

The purpose of NCW is to: Inform; Educate; Assist; Motivate; Reassure; Help recruit new entrants; Improve the profile of conveyancers and conveyancing and ensure fees can be set at and kept at an acceptable level.

At Eric Robinson, we continuously strive to enhance and grow our team of residential property specialists. If you feel that you could bring a unique perspective and skills to our team, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02380 218000. Currently, our team is composed of twenty-one committed and reliable fee earners and our friendly and professional support staff.

We are also proud holders of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation. CQS accreditations are only awarded to firms that meet the Law Society’s rigorous requirements and have undergone significant additional assessments and training with annual reviews.

Our property solicitors always aim to offer clients a quality standard of legal advice for property transactions; we do this by ensuring that every client feels heard throughout their undertaking with us.

We know that before you enter any legally binding contract, whether property related or otherwise, it is essential that you understand all of the legalities and details that are relevant to your case. We take the time to carefully explain this to you and make you feel at ease where possible.

Please feel free to make an enquiry today. Click here and fill in our enquiry form.

This blog post is not intended to be taken as advice; information could have changed since the article was published. If you are seeking legal advice, please get in touch with our team of solicitors to discuss your matter.