Why It’s Important to Use an Accredited Conveyancer

stamp dutyGoing through a conveyancing process is not easy and it does take some time. Luckily, you have the pleasure of having a conveyancer represent you in the transactions. However, the bark starts with you identifying a credible conveyancer to do just that. For the majority of clients, it has to do with making the biggest investment of their lives or selling one. This calls for caution and that’s why it’s important to use accredited conveyancers.

One can use a solicitor or a conveyancer in the UK when buying property, selling, subdividing land, updating a title or looking to remove easements from one’s property. My recommendation is this solicitors firm. I have used them twice now and have been really happy with what they have done for me.

Institutions such as the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) function as regulators in the industry. CQS registers solicitors in the field and ensures that have met certain criteria while CLC regulates the training and licensing of conveyancers. Both perform vital roles that keep the industry players in check, thus favouring the public.

When looking to engage the services of a conveyancer, getting someone that is accredited has many advantages. For one, you get some peace of mind knowing that the individual or firm has been vetted by regulatory bodies and is competent to offer the services you seek. Not every firm is registered under such bodies. They have to meet certain qualifications and undergo regular checks. Using such firms will therefore guarantee you quality service.

In an industry with so many players, it’s not easy for clients to narrow down their choices to one firm. Conveyancing firms are on the increase and with the sale or purchase of a house at stake; one has to practice utmost caution. Spotting an accreditation badge from a recognized body however, makes this so much easier. Accredited firms are obviously more favoured and one will select them over other unrecognized bodies. This saves one time which is vital when you’ve spotted your dream home or an ideal investment and the clock is ticking. Sometimes, when you want to get a conveyancer regulated by a certain body, all you have to do is contact the body for local referrals and you’re good to go.

Sometimes, misunderstandings or unethical practices may crop up during the conveyancing process. Within the three months of this delicate process, one could fall out with the conveyancer due to delays, pricing or a number of other issues. When dealing with an accredited firm, one can reach out to the regulatory body for a solution. In such a scenario, one has the comfort of knowing that a higher body has the authority to intervene and settle the dispute. Regulatory bodies keep on evaluating the service provision of their members, listening to complaints and taking disciplinary action where necessary. The client therefore gets justice without having to go through a lengthy or costly court process.


Packing Tips on Moving House

ImageMaking a list

It is best to put in writing everything down and you will be grateful later. Prior to packing even a single box, generate a straightforward record keeping method. Craft a computer-printed list with spaces to write down box contents. Even a simple notebook will do the job. Give a number to each box that is packed and list down all contents of your notebook or computer sheet. Pack your list in an accessible place to locate when you get to the new house.


Have enough supplies

You will require many boxes, probably even more than you may think. Having sufficient boxes will make it easier to move. Have about enough boxes to make use of on the moving day, like clothing, bedding, cleaning supplies and other loose items. You’ll require tough packing tape to secure the boxes. Make use of unprinted newsprint or packing paper to wrap or cushion your household good. Remember, newspaper could stain the items.


Use wardrobe boxes

These large boxes are ideal for those bulky, lightweight items like pillows, comforters and blankets, plus clothes that have to remain hanging. Call up your mover to inquire about the width of their wardrobe boxes that they will be bring along. Measure or estimate the clothes in all your closets to have a feel of how many of these wardrobe boxes you may need. You could also use these for closet storage boxes and shoe boxes. Remember not make these boxes too heavy to lift or they could even give way at the bottom.


Manage wardrobe box use

Most house moving firms will be glad to deliver boxes in advance of your moving day. If you’re doing the house moving yourself, get things planned as early as is possible. A couple days before the move, fill some strong shopping bags with some of those bulky closet items like shoes, jeans, sweaters and belts. On the moving day, fill up the wardrobe boxes bottom with some of these shopping bags, and then put in your hanging clothing items. Pack the hanging items compactly so that things will not move around the box and fall off of their hangers. Lastly, cover the clothes shoulders then add a few sweaters etc on top. This way, you will end up having fewer boxes and the closet items will remain together. Additionally, the shopping bags make it much easier to retrieve the belongings from the tall wardrobe box bottoms.


Colour coordinate

Select a colour to use for every room in your new residence, for example, orange for dining room, etc. Apply some coloured stickers mostly on each box and near box number you gave it. Then in the new home, make sure you put a coloured sticker matching the same on the door to each room. By so doing, the house movers will be made to know specifically where to place everything once they arrive at the new destination.

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Selling Houses In Europe

The process of selling a house in Europe is not regulated by any specific UN passed law. The steps are the same in every country, starting with finding a buyer and ending with agreeing on a price then signing the proper documentation for transferring the deed.

In countries that benefit from booming construction projects some of the transactions are made without involvement from any real estate agency, conveyancer or other third parties. If properties are in big supply, it is easy to find buyers. However, even if no laws happen to impose specific rules on how this transaction should be conducted, the common sense rules are the same in every country.


Having the house you intend to sell evaluated by an expert is something that will eventually be done by the buyer if you are not interested in paying the fees. Risk assessments will also be usually required by any person with intent to purchase.

Considering the economy being as it is today, very few people will choose to buy any kind of property without being informed in detail in advance. If you don’t consider using a real estate agent, there will be more room for price negotiation before drawing up the final transfer contract. However, there will also be no guarantee of that eventually the buyer will not back down from the deal.

In countries that have a strong economy housing can be in high demand but low supply. A good example for this is the UK, as they do not benefit from a strong construction plan; the high demand leads to some of the highest prices on the European market.

Other countries that still hold their own currency and have not yet switched to the Euro are good places to invest in, buying and reselling properties for a profit. Since there are also plenty of rich people with money to spend countries with high prices are also subjected to target from investors. In the UK some citizens have been raising some questions as they are not pleased with the ease that rich foreigners can buy property and land in their country.

When real estate agencies are not involved, you may sometimes still find yourself contacted by them. Some, after seeing your add and realizing that your are trying to sell a house on your own, will attempt to use that advert in an attempt to find a buyer. After one is found a certain percentage is set as fee and then an agent will probably call and say that you are in luck because they just found you a buyer and are willing to start making arrangements if you agree to a fee. Sharks and cons are part of selling property all over the world, which is why places like Scotland offer under regulation, very safe ways to conduct these transactions.

It is worth remembering that there are other costs involved with moving countries like removal company costs, taxation and visas. Cover all bases before you leave!