What to expect when buying your first home?

Welcome to our Conveyancing Department blog, we hope that you enjoy reading this and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 01243 790532.
For many, buying your first home will be the first time that you come into contact with solicitors and have work done for you. This blog is to give you some expectation for key areas of your conveyancing experience and the relationship you will have with your conveyancer.

Firstly, it may seem unusual but nowadays most clients do not meet their conveyancer at all during the process. You will have telephone conversations and receive emails and postal communication from your conveyancer however you may not meet them in person. This approach is extremely beneficial for those that work and those who do not have a lot of spare time to pop into our office.
Secondly, it is important to understand that conveyancing is usually a fast paced area in a law firm. We want you to know that at Owen Kenny, we work extremely efficiently and even though you may not hear from your conveyancer for a short while, your file is being closely monitored and your matter will never be forgotten or put to one side. Try to bear this in mind if you are getting worried that you haven’t heard from us; ‘when there is something to update you on, you will be the first to know’.

Finally, there is a vast amount of paperwork that you will be asked to read, review and sign during the process, such as your initial client information pack, searches and search reports, mortgage reports and enquiries . Sometimes this can be very daunting and we understand that. At Owen Kenny, your conveyancer will provide you with a document checklist whenever there is a ‘bundle’ of paperwork sent which you can tick off as and when you get around to reading the documents, the aim of this is to help you keep on top of everything and not get too overwhelmed. Of course there may be questions and bits of the paperwork that you unsure about, we want you to know that you will always be made to feel welcome to call, email or make an appointment to discuss any queries that you have, no question is too big or small.

We hope that this blog has provided some insight, please check in for our next blog next month!