Enabling home ownership with dedication and passion is what Lea Wimble and her young team of conveyancing specialists is all about.
Leadership and business ownership found dynamic conveyancing attorney, Lea Wimble – but it’s not what she had planned for her life. It’s something she has taken on with gratitude and she believes her career is a “gift”. As Lea and her team help clients through the process of transferring property ownership, she says: “I regard my skills as a ‘tool’ and ask myself how can I use this tool to help others? Every quarter, as a business, we look at how we can make life better for our clients, staff, community, and the city in which the business is based.”
To this end, an empathetic, caring ethos permeates Wimble Attorneys’ practice. “We approach clients with the perspective of ‘How can we help?’ For every client, this represents something different.”
Buying and selling property is not always a joyous occasion. “Clients can be emotionally stressed if they’re selling a long-time family home, or because of a death, divorce, or financial strain. We meet our clients where they are at and provide a very personal service.”
Most of Wimble Attorneys’ clients are in the greater eThekwini and KwaDukuza areas, but the company assists clients all over the country. The head office is based on the uMhlanga Ridge and a new branch has recently opened in Ballito as a convenient service to clients further north.
As a small team, all staff are easily accessible and deal with all clients. Lines of communication are open and direct. “Conveyancing involves a lot of paperwork and most of what we do is over the phone, email and WhatsApp because it’s convenient and quick. South African legislation still requires physical signatures, so we do get to meet our clients, often feeling like old friends by the time we do!”
Choosing a Conveyancing Attorney
Lea says choosing a conveyancer is like choosing a school for your child. As a mother of three, Lea’s familiar with how these decisions are made. Conveyancers’ fees are regulated, based on the value of the property transaction, so that is not usually the main criterion.
“There are excellent conveyancing attorneys in our area. “We are colleagues as well as competitors and I can safely say that the level of service is outstanding – efficient, qualified and dedicated. Clients are spoilt for choice,” she says.
Lea says estate agents are a good source for recommendations. Your agent would have worked with most of the conveyancing firms in your area. They would also be familiar with your situation and the details surrounding your transaction. Find a few options and then choose a firm that best suits your needs.
• If you are in a hurry for the transfer to go through, find a firm that will deliver in record-breaking time.
• If your transfer is complicated, then choose a practice which specialises in the technical aspects of the law.
• If the transfer is emotionally-laden, find a more caring, empathetic firm that will take time to explain the process and assist you every step of the way.
• If you expect contentious issues, attorneys who specialise in the cut and thrust of litigation will be a good option.
“In conclusion, the best conveyancing attorney for you depends on your situation. I would say that our practice tends to focus on an individual approach with a great emphasis on communication,” says Lea.
Giving the Gift of a New Home
Wimble Attorneys dared to act on an audaciously big dream and worked towards gifting someone their own home. “We saved little by little on each transaction until we had enough to purchase a home for a lady who works as a domestic worker in the Highway area.
“It’s been a life-changing experience for her (and us) and she has enthusiastically embraced the concept of home ownership as a generational wealth-creator. The property has been transferred into her name with no strings attached. She is currently renting out rooms in the property which has created a second income stream for her and her family.
“The level of need in our city often feels overwhelming, but by looking at what you have in your hand to help just one person, we can all make a difference and build a better world,” says Lea who has a strong faith and positive outlook.
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