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I am a conveyancing solicitor
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rudebud · 24/06/2022 22:19

I qualified as a solicitor 5 years ago and specialise in conveyancing. Feel free to ask me anything!

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GreenClock · 24/06/2022 22:26

Do you think that an offer should be binding once accepted (maybe with a very short cooling-off period) ?

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qpmz · 24/06/2022 22:28

Is this one of the busiest times ever for you?

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AtLeastPretendToCare · 24/06/2022 22:30

Disclosure of Neighbour “disputes” often comes up. What is your approach on this? For example a recent thread someone had mediation with a neighbour over noise 3 years ago and been OK since. Would you expect to disclose historic issues?

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Honaloulou · 24/06/2022 22:37

Why did you choose conveyancing over other branches of law? I love the idea of being involved in other people's house purchases (mainly because I'm nosey), but does it get a bit formulaic?

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pawpatrol1 · 24/06/2022 22:41

25 enquiries raised 12 'satisfactory' based on my conveyancer. Offer accepted in January. Conveyancer doesn't answer or respond to emails.

AIBU to look for someone else? 7 months in... both parties chain free

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ginghamstarfish · 24/06/2022 22:43

Why on earth does the conveyancing process take so long in this day and age when everything is online? It's excruciatingly slow.

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Isleoftights · 24/06/2022 22:46

What’s your favourite jam ?

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turquoise1988 · 24/06/2022 22:47

Why don't you do anything unless I ring and hassle you about it, the only exception being sending your bill?

Lighthearted...ish Grin

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FunnysInLaJardin · 24/06/2022 22:49

Do you work in the UK? Is it still awful and highly stressful?

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purpleme12 · 24/06/2022 22:50

My neighbour has been harassing me.
Would I need to say about this if I sold my house?
Is my house unsellable now this has happened?

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Wigeon · 24/06/2022 22:53

How on earth do I choose from the multiple conveyancing quotes I have got? Price is obviously one aspect - how do I know if they’re any good?

Money saving expert says there’s no need to choose someone local, so I can basically choose from the whole of England?!

Given you are doing something that’s very routine for you, but (usually) very infrequent and often very stressful for your clients, how do you deal with angry/stressed/hassling clients?

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Thunderpunt · 24/06/2022 22:54

As a conveyancer I don't expect you to answer any of these questions any time soon, unless we call you several times and email at least 4 times for confirmation that something is actually happening

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FlibbertyGiblets · 24/06/2022 22:56

Hi there. We purchased a house, cash, no mortgage, last April (2021) The deeds and documents and whatnot (a huge bundle, we had sight of but have not looked at them) are with our conveyancer still, awaiting the completion of the process at the Land Registry. Our conveyancer advised us that there is a huge backlog (Pandemic caused).

  1. When might I expect the Land Registry to do whatever they have to do so that our documents can be handed to us?
  2. What is the LR process causing the holdup, is it registering the land and property? (I don't really know what this means in reality)
    Thank you!
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purpleme12 · 24/06/2022 22:56

Thunderpunt · 24/06/2022 22:54

As a conveyancer I don't expect you to answer any of these questions any time soon, unless we call you several times and email at least 4 times for confirmation that something is actually happening

😂

Perhaps I was lucky with my conveyancer when I bought my house! 😂

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pawpatrol1 · 24/06/2022 22:58

When training do you have to pass a module called 'ignore the client'?

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Louise0701 · 24/06/2022 23:00

Why do people in your field appear to have the largest annual leave entitlement in the working world. The amount of times I was told our conveyancer was “not in today/this week” in a 5 month period was ridiculous!

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stepuporshutup · 24/06/2022 23:05

Do you disclose information about your clients to estate agents because you should not



Client confidentiality
Means you cannot

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sandgrown · 24/06/2022 23:08

20 years ago we asked my conveyancing solicitor how to protect my interest in the house we were buying with a mortgage in ex’s sole name . It turns out the information was incorrect and possible maladministration . Are you expected to specialise in this and how long are you legally required to keep conveyancing documents. Thank you

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Potatohead20 · 24/06/2022 23:21

What is a good thank you gift for a solicitor?

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Alphabet1spaghetti2 · 24/06/2022 23:23

Potatohead20 · 24/06/2022 23:21

What is a good thank you gift for a solicitor?

Paying their bill is enough.

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Eastie77Returns · 24/06/2022 23:26

Delicious irony in that the OP, in keeping with their profession, has failed to respond and answer a single question.

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Alphabet1spaghetti2 · 24/06/2022 23:27

@Eastie77Returns 🤣🤣🤣🤣

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oiffs · 24/06/2022 23:37

If I write to my neighbour to put them on notice that their trees are causing damage to my property, and are at foreseeable risk of doing more damage that they may be liable for, does this count as a "dispute" I have to declare when later selling the house?

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housemaus · 24/06/2022 23:41

Speaking as someone who just finished buying a house... what on earth takes you so long? (I'm semi-joking, but...my conveyancer had all my search and enquiry results and took 3.5 weeks to even respond to an email to tell me we were ready to exchange. After the 3 weeks it took for him to ask me for a form I'd already sent...)

On a more serious note: what needs to be done to improve the conveyancing process in England (for you, and buyers/sellers)? And what one thing do you wish your clients knew/would do?

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Fuuuuuckit · 24/06/2022 23:52

Eastie77Returns · 24/06/2022 23:26

Delicious irony in that the OP, in keeping with their profession, has failed to respond and answer a single question.

I suspect we will need to hold for a while, then be told that op is on lunch.

Then we'll pop back on the thread to be told that op has gone home. We'll then ask to speak to the manager. And then be told that the manager has also left.

Then after being put on hold for 10 more minutes, we'll ask to speak to the most senior staff member present on site, who will tell us that op is actually wfh so the person who we spoke to first lied about op going home. Then they'll tell us that they just saw the manager (who allegedly left 15 minutes ago) has just walked out of the building.

But it's OK, drop them an email and they'll both get back to us on Monday.

this may or may not have been an actual conversation I had this afternoon, after waiting for a call back for 3 weeks with countless messages, emails, website enquiries, social media posts and flat out lies by my conveyancer

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