Buying A Home from a Developer
If you buy a home from a developer, more often than not the developer’s sales team will direct you to a panel of preferred conveyancers – tame conveyancers in fact. Think again. This is the smile on the face of the tiger. When you are buying a new property – especially off plan – you need to be more alert than ever. Too often we see situations where the developer has waved a glossy sales brochure in front of the buyer and the buyer takes everything on trust. Good developers are trustworthy. But that is not a prudent approach to purchase of new property. Why take the risk? A useful test is if the developer’s documentation is on a take it or leave it basis, then the likelihood is that the developer is not as interested in providing a high standard of consumer care as he claims. If you buy off plan we seek to ensure that the terms of purchase are fair to both sides – so that if something goes wrong in the future you know that you have the benefit of enforceable legal rights.
Buying Or Selling A Home
Why should it be more difficult and time consuming to buy a house than say a car? Good question. The system for buying and selling property in England and Wales is gradually moving into the electronic age. But it is still basically an antique model from the age of steam which is no longer fit for purpose in the modern world. It’s creaky and slow at the best of times, and often breaks down.
So that leads to a second question. Do conveyancers actually help with buying and selling homes, or do they just add delay, confusion, stress and expense to the process? Well, most of the time there is a arguable case to be made that conveyancers are part of the problem not the solution. The difference between a good conveyancer and a bad one is that the good one will see you through a crisis. To keep with the analogy of the wheezy machine, he will know the grease points and how to apply patch repairs to keep the transaction going.
Everything depends on the skill of the conveyancing mechanic. We think we have some good mechanics in our workshop, which is why we think you should give us a try.