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Watch: What to expect once you’ve instructed your conveyancer video

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Our short video below explains exactly what happens once you've accepted your conveyancing quote and instructed your conveyancer.

  • Arti Dhamu, Move Specialist at My Home Move Conveyancing
    Arti Dhamu

    Move Specialist

    Published December 1st 2023

a young family watching a helpful video about what to expect once they instructed their conveyancer
Watch our video to find out what to expect once you've instructed your conveyancer

Duration: 2 minute 7 seconds

Wondering what to expect once you’ve accepted your conveyancing quote and instructed your conveyancer? Our video explains it all; what happens after you receive your initial email from eWay, what forms you'll have to complete when selling and how your conveyancer will help you move.

Read the video transcript

Wondering what to expect once you’ve accepted your conveyancing quote and instructed your conveyancer?

Don’t worry, we’ll fill you in.

  • Firstly, you’ll get an email from eWay.

  • eWay is our online portal where you can stay up to date with all the details of your move and find the contact information for your own personal conveyancer.

  • In the email, you’ll be asked to create your eWay account and complete the details in the starter form.

  • If you’re moving with someone else, you can add their details in at the same time.

  • Once you have completed and returned the starter form, you can book in your initial appointment call, also known as your IAC.

  • These appointments can get booked up quickly, so don’t worry if there’s a waiting period before the next available appointment.

  • If you’re selling and haven’t found a buyer for your property yet, you have the option to wait until after you have accepted an offer before you book your IAC.

  • Before work can start, you’ll need to pay the file opening fee, and if you’re buying, the fee for property searches.

  • These are the only up-front costs you’ll have to pay.

  • Everything else is settled when you’re ready to exchange contracts.

  • If you’re selling, you’ll also be asked to provide your sales memorandum and complete some additional forms, such as a fittings and contents form, protocol forms and a property information form.

  • Now that your conveyancer has all the information they need, they will start working through the legal steps to transfer ownership of the property.

  • Throughout your move you’ll gave contact with your conveyancer, who will be there to help guide you through the conveyancing process.

  • You’ll also have access to eWay which you can use to track the progress of your move from the comfort of your own home, making it easier for you.

  • So, keep an eye out for that first email from eWay as once it lands in your inbox, you can get the ball rolling with your move.

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