How long should the conveyancing process take?
If you are buying or selling a property, or considering doing so in the near future, you may be wondering how long the conveyancing process will take. First time buyers are usually especially surprised by the length of time a house sale takes to complete - and there are many factors which can drag out the process far beyond the average time. So just how long should conveyancing actually take - and can you do anything to speed up the process?
Average conveyancing times
The typical time to complete the conveyancing stage is six to eight weeks. However, this assumes that the sale is straightforward, and there are no delays. If there is a long buying chain, a delay from one property can disrupt conveyancing for the other buyers along the chain. This is the most common reason for conveyancing delays. Problems with the chain can add several days or weeks to the completion time. Modern technology has greatly improved conveyancing times. Previously, the sending and receiving of paperwork would take days at a time through the mail service, so receiving signed documents could draw out the process. With everything now done electronically and with instant internet communications, information can be issued much more quickly and requests for further information can be dealt with almost immediately. This prevents a lot of delays.
Conveyancing in Adelaide
For property sales in South Australia, professional conveyancing is not a legal requirement. Property owners and buyers can take on the process themselves if they wish. However, DIY conveyancing increases the chances of a delay or snag in the process, and greatly raises the risk that something will go wrong. Any problem during the transfer stage of a sale or purchase will add significant time to the overall length of the process. Professional conveyancers are extremely skilled in their work, and they have access to the best contacts and the fastest technology. Plus, they have a wealth of knowledge and experience in all aspects of conveyancing: including tackling frequently occurring problems and delays. Using conveyancing services will almost always reduce the amount of time that the conveyancing stage takes - ensuring you can move into your new property more quickly.
Contact our conveyancers in Adelaide today
If you are looking to sell your property or buy a new premises, the conveyancing specialists at Hallett Cove Conveyancers can help you complete the process thoroughly, affordably and quickly. With over 20 years of experience and thousands of successful property transfers behind us, we are the best team to call for Adelaide conveyancing. Arrange your obligation-free consultation today by sending us an online enquiry, or call 08 8387 0900.