Can I change conveyancer during process?

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  1. flatlinerz

    flatlinerz Member

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    Hey guys

    I have bought a property that will settle on the 1st of August and I've have been really unhappy with my conveyancer, can I change during the process, has anyone done this before it before?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Terry_w

    Terry_w Structuring Lawyer and Finance Broker - all states Business Member

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    Yes you can. Bit of mucking around though.
     
  3. flatlinerz

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    How should I do it?
     
  4. Peter_Tersteeg

    Peter_Tersteeg Finance broker and strategist Business Member

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    If you've got your finance sorted out, then chances are the conveyancer has already done some work and would be reasonably entitled to be paid for their work, everything but the settlement may already be taken care of. Is it really worth the cost of having someone else start from scratch at this point?
     
  5. Terry_w

    Terry_w Structuring Lawyer and Finance Broker - all states Business Member

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    Appoint a new conveyancer and then tell the current one you are terminating their agreement.
     
  6. Paul@PFI

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    You may find that they will bill you for the full fee since almost all the work has commenced.
    What is the real reason its a problem ? Communication ? Have you communicated this ?? Its a two way process..

    Perhaps you are dealing with a staff member who isn't focussed and you have the wrong impression.
     
  7. Jamie Moore

    Jamie Moore MORTGAGE BROKER - AUSTRALIA WIDE Business Member

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    You could but you're going to be charged twice (both firms will want their fee) and there's likely to be a fair bit of stuffing around. Can you stick it out with your current?
     
  8. Be Developer

    Be Developer Property Developer Business Member

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    @flatlinerz

    Why do you want to change?

    Is that lack of communication?