Ryan Property Law is continuing to be operational despite the new national lockdown announced in January. However, our offices are once again closed to clients in accordance with Government guidance.
Some members of staff may be working from home, which means that there could be a delay in responding to you, particularly if the person dealing with your file is not present in the office or is working flexible hours. We would recommend that, where you require assistance, in the first instance, you should e-mail the person dealing with your transaction who will come back to you as soon as they can.
We suggest that any original documentation that needs to be provided to us should be posted to us. For urgent matters, a secure mailbox is located adjacent to our ground floor entrance door, which will be emptied regularly. You should only make a journey where permitted to do so by law.
All parties should be aware of longer transaction times across the country at present, due to a combination of a surge in the number of conveyancing transactions and delays caused by the pandemic and lockdown measures. The national average time from agreeing a residential sale to completion is currently 160 days (five months), up from 95 days in 2019. This is likely to increase as a result of delays caused by the most recent lockdown.
We will do everything we can to progress matters quickly but please do bear in mind that we are also reliant upon the turnaround times of solicitors acting for other parties, mortgage lenders, surveyors, search providers and other third parties, many of whom are facing large backlogs of work and are also likely to suffer delays caused by increased lockdown restrictions.
"Thank you for going above and beyond in helping us with our move and fighting our corner every step of the way. "Lloyd & Luke, Batley
The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) provides a quality standard mark for lawyers in residential conveyancing is also recognised by many mortgage lenders. We were one of the first firms in West Yorkshire to be awarded the accreditation.