Moving house - Choosing the right Conveyancer for you

It is widely accepted that moving house is one of the most stressful situations you will find yourself in. Not only do people buying and selling houses have to deal with the stresses of physically relocating their lives, they must also navigate the uncertainties caused by the English legal system when transferring property.

This uncertainty stems from the fact that neither the buyer nor the seller is under any legal obligation to proceed with the sale until contracts have been exchanged (a process which happens relatively late in the transaction). When a buyer offer is accepted by a seller the reality is that there is no guarantee that the sale will proceed yet alone when it will complete.

There are a lot of people who will play a role in successfully converting that accepted offer into a completed house sale. Lawyers, estate agents, mortgage brokers and clients must all work together to ensure an agreed sale can proceed quickly and efficiently. Good communication between these parties can help reduce any uncertainties.

It is therefore important that when choosing a lawyer to look after your move that you instruct a firm who will communicate with not only you, but everybody else involved in your move.

Our clients can trust that we will contact them as soon as any progress is made on their sale purchase, and for this reason we do not use an online case tracking system, as we do not believe clients should have to ask what is happening with their move.

When you instruct Emsleys Solicitors you will be allocated one of our qualified and experienced property lawyers to look after your move. Your lawyer will ensure you are kept fully updated as matters progress.

Our clients can also trust that when they have not heard any progress has been made, were communicating with the other parties in the chain to proactively progress the move butt that time there is nothing that we can report.

If you are considering moving home then contact our Conveyancing team on 0113 264 4414.

Mark Laird

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Mark Laird


Mark worked as a paralegal for five years before qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2007. Since then he has specialised in all aspects of residential conveyancing.

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