The Con­veyanc­ing process deals with the trans­fer of land or prop­er­ty between the buy­er and the sell­er. Such an impor­tant pro­ce­dure should be deliv­ered with com­plete clar­i­ty for all par­ties involved, yet a recent sur­vey revealed that 42% of the gen­er­al pub­lic felt the over­all expe­ri­ence was too com­pli­cat­ed and slow.

The poll, car­ried out by YouGov and com­mis­sioned by Land­mark Infor­ma­tion Group, found that there was a lot of dis­sat­is­fac­tion with the Con­veyanc­ing process and the way Solic­i­tors are pro­vid­ing it. The poll received 1,314 respons­es and only 4% of those said that they felt the process was quick.

How­ev­er, since Con­veyanc­ing rep­re­sents such a huge step, should it be com­plet­ed so quick­ly? A longer process gives both par­ties time to digest all the infor­ma­tion pro­vid­ed by sur­veys, which could mas­sive­ly influ­ence the final decision.

My per­son­al view is nev­er to rush deci­sion mak­ing. How­ev­er, some­times life events can influ­ence deci­sion mak­ing such as relo­ca­tion, sep­a­ra­tion or even pure excite­ment. Ulti­mate­ly, this high­lights a key theme – the Con­veyanc­ing process, and per­haps legal work in gen­er­al, doesn’t always fit with every­day life & expectations.

While Solic­i­tors and qual­i­fied con­veyancers may believe that the process is straight­for­ward from the ini­tial inter­est to the exchange of con­tracts, those who have no legal exper­tise may not find it as sim­ple. This is cer­tain­ly an area we have tried to improve, hence the cre­ation of our guides.

In sum­ma­ry, I think it would be dif­fi­cult to rad­i­cal­ly change the over­all Con­veyanc­ing sys­tem but there are cer­tain­ly areas which could be tar­get­ed, par­tic­u­lar­ly around lease­hold prop­er­ties & man­age­ment com­pa­nies. You’ll have to wait for the next blog as to what changes I sug­gest could be made.

To arrange a dis­cus­sion about Con­veyanc­ing or the home buy­ing process, please get in touch with Rick Bar­row on 01625 523988 or mail@​JBGass.​commail@​JBGass.​com