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Can I change conveyancer during process?

Discussion in 'Legal Issues' started by flatlinerz, 17th Jul, 2015.

  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 Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA 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 Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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