You might not realise it, but if you are selling your property, it is very important that you (and not your estate agent or the buyer) choose the right conveyancer for you. Even though the purchaser is responsible for the costs of the conveyancer, the risk to the seller must not be overlooked.
If for instance the buyer takes early occupation and their bond repayments are higher than the occupational rent, they may consider it to be in their interests to delay the transfer for as long as possible. A skilled conveyancer will have the transfer process moving as quickly as possible.
As the seller, unless you have agreed otherwise, you have the right to choose an attorney. This right is recognised in common law precisely because the disproportionate risk to the seller is acknowledged.
Do not give up this right! Contact us today if you would like to know more.