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    • jimmyn
    • By jimmyn 7th Jul 18, 11:31 AM
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    Conveyancer Required
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    • 7th Jul 18, 11:31 AM
    Conveyancer Required 7th Jul 18 at 11:31 AM
    Hi,

    Can anyone recommend a conveyancer to sell a house I jointly owned with my ex and that has been ordered by the court to be sold? I think one that can be done online/by post is best if such thing exists

    Thanks

    J
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    • G_M
    • By G_M 7th Jul 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 1:38 PM
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    • 7th Jul 18, 1:38 PM
    .....I think one that can be done online/by post is best if such thing exists
    Originally posted by jimmyn
    In most cases I recommend using a conveyancer you can visit, either to speed up hand delivery of documents or, more importantly, to discuss any problems face-to-face.

    In this case it is even more relevant.

    * A court order is involved.
    * there are (presumably) disagreements between the joint owners.

    Do not use a licenced conveyancer.
    Use a conveyancing solicitor with experience also in family law (to cover the break-up aspects)
    Use someone local.
    • avacapri
    • By avacapri 8th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 8:09 AM
    hi, are you saying licenced conveyancer cannot do the job?? bit harsh

    I would get a few quotes from national firms perhaps try Slater Gordon or any firm in the quality solicitors network if you live south of Birmingham you tend to be charged more for conveyancing especially if you live in a rural area.

    do a google search conveyancing solicitors in ...... and ask for some quotes, before you instruct speak to the firm find out how they work re-document exchange etc, only instruct when you are happy after your local and national research.

    but don't instruct just on price.

    for a list of solicitors http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/ or https://www.solicitors.com/
    • G_M
    • By G_M 8th Jul 18, 11:49 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:49 AM
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    • 8th Jul 18, 11:49 AM
    hi, are you saying licenced conveyancer cannot do the job?? bit harsh
    Originally posted by avacapri
    A licenced conveyancer has been trained in ...... conveyancing. He can certainly do the conveyancing job.

    A solicitor has been trained in all aspects of the law (and subsequently tends to specialise in 1 or more of those areas).

    This case involves a dispute following a break-up, and a court injunction. The conveyancing might be straight-forward, and be well within the capabilities of a licenced conveyancer.

    But there is a real possibility of further disputes between the owners (eg sale price disagreement, refusal to sign, distribution of equity, etc etc). It would therefore be wise to be dealing with a solicitor who can understand and deal with these aspects as well as the conveyancing.


    Hence my recommendation to use a solicitor familiar with Family Law.
    Last edited by G_M; 08-07-2018 at 11:52 AM.
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