There are several different types of conveyancers, namely those who are conventional, those who are more progressive doing all work online, and those who manage to combine the best of both worlds. Online conveyancers are the current trend as much of the transactional work can be completed more quickly.
These days many of the more progressive law firms have now invested in very good IT facilities and also have good conveyancing team structures in place. Case management systems allow clients to be regularly updated on their transaction either by going online or by email or even by SMS texting to a mobile phone. Thus they can remain informed from inception to completion without even contacting their solicitor at all if necessary. It is always good practice to combine this efficient modern approach with the reassurance of being able to verbally communicate with your conveyancing solicitor if required.
A client / online conveyancing relationship could last two to three months so when you do speak try and gauge his or her temperament. It is important that you trust your conveyancer, being kept informed and updated on the entire process will ensure a smooth transition to your new home.