You may have not come across the term ‘conveyancing’ until you have decided to buy or sell a property. It is a very important service which we offer clients to save them time, money and stress. Here we explain just some of the reasons why using a professional conveyancer is the right choice! Let’s go!
First of all, what is Conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the legal work involved in buying or selling a property or land. It includes the preparing of the sales contracts and other related documents. Most importantly, it includes the transferring of the title deeds of the property.
There are many steps to the conveyancing process, see Conveyancing services on offer to see what exactly is included in our conveyancing packages.
Much of the conveyancing process occurs when the contract for the sale of the property has been signed. However, a lot of important steps take place before anything is signed. This includes ensuring the property matches the address on the land registry, confirming that the seller is the legitimate owner of the property and that the building conforms with all building requirements.
What is a Conveyancer?
A conveyancer is a professional specializing in property transactions. A conveyancer’s role is to help the client with the settlement of the property and with the transferring of the title deeds. A conveyancer ensures that their client confirms with all of the legal obligations of buying or selling a property. A conveyancer will also protect their clients rights during the transaction.
Benefits of using a Professional Conveyancer in Spain
- Their property experience: The most important benefit of hiring a conveyancer is their professional property experience. If a problem arises during the transaction, a conveyancer will be able to streamline the process for their client. This allows you to feel safe in the knowledge that you are receiving the best advice on legal matters, especially if you are unfamiliar with Spanish laws and procedures.
- Save time and avoid missing out on a sale: Having professional advice on hand can allow you to make decisions faster. Which in turn results in the transaction going through smoothly, lessening the risk of you losing out on the sale of a property.
- Fix problems before they arise: A conveyancer will see problems and issues before they even arise and will fix them straight away. If you do not have property experience and Spanish legal knowledge, it can prove very difficult for people to spot these problems. A conveyancers role is to ensure you do not run into difficulties during the process.
- Speak Spanish: Using a professional conveyancer in Spain is vital if you do not speak Spanish. Having to get every document and visit to the notary translated would be very costly and time consuming. Our team saves you time by translating all the necessary documents and going to the notary with you or for you.
Many people are worried about being taken advantage of as an expatriate in a country where you are unfamiliar with the laws. Our conveyancers are all expatriates, living in a Spain who have years of experience helping international clients. As an independent conveyancer, we only have your interests in mind and will never go ahead with anything without discussing and explaining everything to you in great detail.
If a situation arises where you have to back out of a transaction, a conveyancer will advise you on how to do it properly. They will communicate with the other party and explain everything calmly. A conveyancer is also in the best position to ensure you do not lose any more money than necessary if you have to back out of the sale.
Can I not do the Conveyancing Process myself?
Yes, you can sell your property yourself and it may seem as if you can save money doing it on your own. However, in the long run it can prove more costly, and definitely more stressful.
Buying and selling property is often the largest transaction an individual will make in their lifetime. A professional conveyancer ensures that all the legal requirements are met during the process, which can save you from incurring high penalties for breaching a contract.
Our team of conveyancers also complete all the documentation preparation, do the background property checks, advise on any certifications you may require, book the notary appointment, attend the notary with you or for you with Power of Attorney, do all the translations and much more.
When selling or buying property, you do not want to encounter delays or unnecessary costs. Using a professional conveyancer will ensure you don’t.
Over to you...
So now we have explained the benefits of using a professional conveyancer in Spain, we hope you have a better idea of whether it is the right option for you. The decision is yours, but we welcome any questions that you might have.
For more information see – Conveyancing in Spain for detailed information on our services and Frequently Asked Questions.
Use HomeFinance as your Conveyancer
Our team of conveyancing specialists are ready to help and answer any questions that you might have. They can explain the conveyancing procedure and will ensure you get the best service that suits your circumstances. Get in touch today by calling (+34) 96 682 11 72 or by filling in the contact form provided.