How to find a property specialist for your property transaction?
The process of buying and selling property can be a frustrating one, especially in a market as tough as the one we’re currently dealing with in New Zealand, and, in particular, in our big cities like Auckland. Prices are high and buyer competition is stiff, and the banks keep tightening their lending criteria. So, there are bound to be setbacks – some minor, some major – along the way.
Therefore, if you’re on the hunt for a property, it’s important to make sure you have the right team of property specialists on your side to help you weather the setbacks and come out the other side smiling. Property specialists like a good estate agent, a savvy mortgage broker or a friendly bank home loan manager, and a trustworthy property lawyer or conveyancing solicitor.
Who’ve you got on your team of property specialists?
Find a real estate agent who’s right for you and with whom you can build a strong relationship, because when you find the house you want, you’ll need them to go into bat for you to secure the best possible deal.
Then, to seal the deal, you’re going to need to come up with the money for the asking price. So you’ll need the right financial package for your unique situation, and this is where having a savvy mortgage broker or banking home loan manager who knows you and your financial situation well will pay dividends over the long term.
At this point, you’re also going to need the services of a legal professional who is a property specialist to look after the conveyancing of the property for you. That’s the legal process of transferring ownership of the property from the seller to you. This is the process that ultimately enables you to take legal possession of the property and move in to begin your new life in your new home.
Your conveyancing specialist
The conveyancing process can be a complex one and because of the legal nature of the process, it’s advisable to engage the services of a legal professional who is a property specialist, such as a conveyancing lawyer or a conveyancing solicitor.
Your conveyancing lawyer will deal on your behalf with the multiple parties involved in the transaction (the various real estate agents, financial institutions, mortgage brokers, insurers and local authorities, and the seller’s lawyer). They will also perform a number of legal tasks, from checking the sale and purchase contract and making sure the property’s title is in order, to transferring the property to your name and registering your mortgage on the property title.
When buying property there’s literally too much at stake to try to take shortcuts. So, it’s very important to get sound legal advice as early in the process as possible. Engaging a good local Auckland property lawyer will not only give you the peace of mind of knowing that your rights are being protected under the law, but will also ensure that any issues affecting your property purchase can be resolved as effectively and efficiently as possible.
Find your legal property specialist online
These days, any conveyancing practitioner worth their salt would have an online presence. So, hop onto the Internet and check out their website. Read up on their skills and experience, and the services they offer.
The team at Auckland law firm Quay Law are property specialists, and have the training and skills needed to deal with the legal intricacies, and the varying degrees of complexity, of buying and selling all types of property.
Your local property specialist in Auckland
Engaging a local conveyancing lawyer like one of the property specialists at Quay Law, who are based in the suburb of Remuera on the fringe of the Auckland CBD with excellent transport links, will also mean that all your appointments with your solicitor are easy and convenient to get to – saving you time and hassle.
An added advantage of engaging one of the conveyancing lawyers at Quay Law is that we can also help you with many other aspects of law that might relate to your property transaction. For example, if you need to structure a trust for your property purchase or update your Will to take account of your new property purchase, or ensure other aspects of your estate planning are in order, then our highly qualified team is on hand to help you.
So, if you’ve found your dream property and want to start the process to make it truly your own, give us a call today.