Supporting my son

My son is currently on remand waiting trial. We have had a really tricky time over the last year learning about some of the things that he has been doing, but we want to make sure that we support him through the trial so that he can get a fair process. Having family on your side can help the prisoners to have an easier time at trial and can often help the lawyers to provide the strongest possible defence in court. This blog explains how family members can help to make sure that legal process goes smoothly and that the lawyers get all of the resources that they need.

Are You Buying or Selling a Property? You Might Need a Conveyancer

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The buying and selling of land or property is something that happens almost every day for profit, investment and to secure a residential property. Some individuals may already be conversant with everything there is to know about the sale and purchase of a piece of property, but others may need help. That is why it is important to know what conveyancing is and how you benefit from it.

What is Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process where a seller transfers the ownership of a property to a buyer upon getting payment. It is usually facilitated by a conveyancer, who might also be referred to as a conveyancing solicitor. You should, however, note one difference between a conveyancer and a conveyancing solicitor. The latter can represent you in a court of law when needed, but a conveyancer cannot, meaning a conveyancing solicitor is a lawyer who specialises in the transfer of ownership of a property.

Why Do You Need a Conveyancer?

As stated earlier, some people might not know much about the transfer of ownership of property. There may also be others who would like to be extra careful when purchasing or selling property. A conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor steps in to help in such a situation for a small fee. It may be calculated as a percentage of the value of the property.

A conveyancer knows everything about the sale and purchase of property including the areas that problems may arise.

For the buyer

A conveyancer researches the piece of property you intend to purchase. He or she checks on true ownership, the presence of disputes, the presence of legal problems, how true the description of the property is, future risks (can be artificial or natural), etc. This is important because you get an assurance that your investment is secure and you won't face any problems in the future. The conveyancer also helps you understand the different clauses in the agreement between you and the seller so that you know what you are committing yourself to.

For the seller

A conveyancer researches the buyer to find out whether he or she is a serious buyer. If the buyer is not, you get warned and avoid being duped or wasting your valuable time. The conveyancer also facilitates payment from the buyer to ensure you get paid in full. Sometimes, payment is made in instalments; the conveyancer still follows up with the buyer until payment is complete. Since buyers can at times be unable to complete payment, your conveyancer can help place a clause in your agreement to help you reclaim your property effortlessly.

For more information on conveyancing, reach out to a local conveyancer.


27 August 2020