If you're looking to buy or sell a property, a solicitor is a legal expert who can help you handle various aspects of the transaction. From checking the legitimacy of a title to closing on a home that you really like, solicitors provide valuable services that help buyers and sellers move property in the real estate market.
Being a conveyancer can be a complicated profession, especially because they need to work with many different stakeholders simultaneously. Understanding the typical workday of a conveyancer can help you select the best person for the job. You will also understand why property transactions are complicated, slow and sometimes unpredictable.
Checking in with clients on the status of on-going transactions
Solicitors typically handle multiple transactions during the same period. As a result, a typical solicitor's day will begin with checking on the status of every transaction they're working on. They may check on how close a buyer is to closing on a home or help a seller negotiate on their asking price for a commercial property.
Progress reports may also include checking on local listings to inform a buyer about new opportunities or responding to emails from other clients who seek clarification over paperwork.
Handling any paperwork that still requires processing
Speaking of paperwork, solicitors spend a large portion of the day handling legal documents. Buying or selling a property involves lots of paperwork. From the sale contract to the title, mortgage and closing documents, solicitors are responsible for ensuring that all documents are accurate and genuine. They may spend a few hours verifying that a client's property title is free from any legal issues, after which they prepare a sale contract for the buyer/seller to review before signing.
Meetings with clients and other stakeholders
Meetings, either physically or over the phone, are common for solicitors. They usually arrange such meetings to exchange contracts with real estate agents, the other party's solicitor and other stakeholders who are involved in the property transaction. Your solicitor may also meet with you or their other clients to provide updates regarding the transaction.
Checking emails for any additional paperwork processing
After meetings are done, many solicitors take the last few hours of the day to respond to email inquiries. These may come from clients, other solicitors or government entities with regards to property documents. Emails also include the paperwork that the solicitor may need to process as part of a property transaction.
Contact a conveyancing service in your area to learn more.