Referred Conveyancing

Attwells conveyancing team is one of the busiest and biggest in the Eastern Region and in the Top 100 in the UK.

We work with agents and brokers throughout the country providing conveyancing on a referred basis. These arrangements are beneficial to our estate agent partners because we focus on building strong, long term relationships. Those relationships enable us to complete transactions quickly and foster great relationships.

  • Attwells service includes:
  • A dedicated Account Manager.
  • One point of contact for a case and direct line numbers and e-mails.
  • Excellent personal service.
  • Predicted exchange lists.
  • Weekly updates on your target cases.
  • A service focused upon the move.

The national average time to complete a conveyancing transaction is 11-13 weeks. Attwells complete on average in less than 8 weeks. Your pipeline will turn faster with us.

Conveyancing Partner Lisa Nyland is a committee member of the Conveyancing Association the voice of the UK conveyancer and the leading trade body of the conveyancing industry working pro-actively to improve the conveyancing process.

If you are looking for property lawyers to work with then Lisa Nyland would be delighted to hear from you and to discuss the options available.

Secrets to Turning the Pipeline Faster

Immediate issuing of Draft Contracts. Get the draft contract package and management information  prepared upon vendor instruction with the agent rather than sale agreed. A comprehensive legal pack can then be sent immediately.

Information Sharing and Effective Communication. A short conversation between the agent and the lawyer at the outset to understand what the agent knows about the client and the property, and how the agent and lawyer will communicate, will maximise results and save time.

Work together. It is a bug-bear of lawyers that agents ring up daily chasing. It is a common complaint of agents that lawyers don’t communicate or ask for help. Agents should agree lines of communication and stick to it. Lawyers should identify the non-legal matters and engage with agents to help.
Report as you go. Still too many buyers’ lawyers will not report until everything is received. Reporting as you go keeps the case moving and identifies problems early.

Uncover lease issues early. If the property is leasehold check the length of the lease and if too short make sure your lawyer has the expertise for lease extensions (Attwells have a department dedicated to this work). Check any landlord consents required in advance so as to avoid delays later.

Deposit funds. Often arranging for the deposit to be paid to lawyers is left to the last minute and then there are lengthy delays checking origin of funds. Lawyers should request the information upfront and accept this information from mortgage advisors so as to avoid duplication.