Why Choose a Conveyancer Instead of a Solicitor
Why Are Conveyancers a Safer Bet Than Dealing with a Solicitor
Why use a conveyancer? Explore your options for conveyancing on Northern Beaches and North Shore including North Sydney, Lane Cove, Chatswood and surrounds.
When considering using a conveyancer for buying and selling property, Rigg Conveyancing in North Narrabeen Northern Beaches recommend you look at all your options before deciding the best path for you.
Buying and selling property is not a lighthearted matter. To make sure you’re making things easier for yourself, there are few things that you’ll want to think about and when choosing between a conveyancer or solicitor.
Your budget will be one of the main factors involved when deciding to hire a conveyancer.
If you’re on a tight budget and or if the home you’re buying is your first home or a relatively low investment, you’ll benefit from going with a conveyancer as they generally have lower fees than a solicitor.
If your needs are more complex or you’re buying a more expensive property, in this situation you may want to look at going with a solicitor.
For example, if the decision to buy or sell a property is due to a personal matter such as a relationship breakup or another issue, then a solicitor is probably going to be more appropriate.
But if the circumstances surrounding your sale or purchase are straightforward and there’s nothing too complicated about the whole thing, then a conveyancer might be the way to go.
Remember that a licensed conveyancer is fully qualified and has all the knowledge and experience needed to get the job done in a professional manner.
Rigg Conveyancing have a focus on residential conveyancing. Their clients are usually people who are buying personal property like their family home, or an investment property.
The clients that Rigg Conveyancing commonly work with include, but are definitely not limited to:
- Young couples buying a place for the first time
- Investors looking to make money in the property market
- Elderly people who might be looking to downsize to a smaller property
Conveyancers are specialists in their field
Rigg Conveyancing specialise in conveyancing and they don't get involved in other areas of the law. That's where the team are fundamentally different to solicitors.
Solicitors are often engaged in other areas of the law such as criminal law, family law and other areas.
This means solicitors often don't have specialised understanding of conveyancing, which can leave you at a disadvantage.
A conveyancer can help you understand things like common law and tax benefits in relation to buying and selling property.
They will walk you through the transfer process when transferring ownership of a property, step by step.
Conveyancers have hands-on experience with the current market so can provide key insights into buying and selling property.
They are also able to help you understand more specific concepts such as capital gain, professional indemnity insurance, family trusts and they can advise on the costs involved when you incur stamp duty.
These are some of the common reasons property buyers and sellers will choose a conveyancer over a solicitor.
Get hold of your conveyancer at any time
Rigg Conveyancing has had a lot of clients come to them after having tried to engage the services of a solicitor. One of the issues clients have with the solicitor is they often can’t reach them.
This is because the solicitor is either in court or dealing with other matters and they don’t have time to get on the phone with the client.
When someone calls up Rigg Conveyancing, they’re able to speak to a conveyancer at any given time who can help with their matters. Because that’s how the team function, they don’t have any staff members in court or busy with similar sorts of responsibilities.
More affordable than some other firms
Conveyancing is generally more affordable than other services like solicitors but it may not always be the case.
However, a general rule you’ll find that conveyancers will charge less then solicitors.
Tips for a smooth conveyancing process
For the property buyer one of the first things to be aware of is not to proceed with a particular transaction unless finance has been approved.
This may seem like a straightforward point, but some people make the mistake of not doing all their homework before moving forward with the purchase.
The property buyer should ensure the contract for the purchase of the property has been properly reviewed. They should also make sure all of their pre-purchase inspection has been done.
These inspections include things like building inspection, pest report, and strata reports if it’s a unit that they're buying. It’s important to to check off these inspections before proceeding.
This is particularly important to keep in mind if you’re buying at auction.
If a property is going to an auction, sometimes people think it's okay to turn up to the auction on the day unprepared.
They decide to bid on the property without the contract being reviewed, without the basic due diligence being sorted out.
In order for due diligence to be properly handled the contract needs to be reviewed, the various reports related to the property need to be sorted out and the finance needs to be approved.
Where a conveyancer comes into the picture is to provide guidance to people who might think “I might just take the DIY route, save time and money by doing this on my own and work things out as I go along”.
That frame of mind can end up costing you a lot more than a conveyancing fee if you don’t really know what you’re doing.
The role of a conveyancer is to take care of all the nitty-gritty details for you and make sure that you've properly covered the process buying or selling property.
Choose a conveyancer located near you when considering conveyancing North Shore
Buying or selling a property is a significant step to take. You want to make whole the process as quick and easy as possible. This is why it’s important to choose a conveyancer that’s within close proximity to you.
You want to be able to pop into your conveyancer’s office whenever you need to, without having to travel a long distance to get there.
You won’t have any trouble getting to the Rigg Conveyancing office, which is conveniently located in North Narrabeen which is approximately halfway between Manly and Palm Beach.
This makes Rigg Conveyancing easily accessible regardless of the suburb in which you reside.
The Rigg Conveyancing office is close to the beach and is also relatively close to Narrabeen shopping centre.
Because the team is quite centrally located, it gives them the unique ability to represent clients that are between Palm Beach and Manly.
The office is not that far away from anyone on the Northern Beaches, and is an easy driving distance for anybody.
For example, there are solicitors and conveyancers in Avalon. That location makes it very difficult for people living in Manly to drive all the way up to Avalon to see someone.
It’s much easier to drive to North Narrabeen which is quite centrally located on the Northern Beaches.
Rigg Conveyancing are your local conveyancing solicitors North Shore, North Sydney, Lane Cove, Chatswood.