When selling a property it is usually the seller that nominates the attorney to effect the transfer. In some instances a buyer will request that his conveyancing attorney is used, perhaps because his attorney is doing the transfer of his own property that may have sold, or perhaps he will pay lower attorney fees.
It is always up to the seller to decide whether or not he will use the buyers’ attorney, or want to nominate his own. In most cases we would recommend that a seller use his own attorney who will look after his interests.
So then, as a seller, just what do you need to consider when selecting an attorney to handle the transfer of your property?
Please consider this very, very carefully. In theory one would assume it doesn’t really make that much difference. There is a systematic procedure that conveyancers follow and transfer should go through as planned. Continue reading