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How to Choose the Right Conveyancer

Posted on Tuesday, August 31, 2021


How to Choose the Right Conveyancer

Cheap is not cheerful

You know the saying; you can have fast, cheap and good: but you can only have two at any one time. This is true for conveyancers. ‘Fast’ isn’t always the best word to use as there are multiple variables that may slow down the process. ‘Efficient’ is what you’re looking for.

 

There’s no template

When getting quotes from different solicitors, bear in mind that there isn’t a set template for how those quotes are presented. There can easily be hidden costs. Ideally, you’d find a solicitor who offers a guaranteed fixed fee and a ‘no sale, no fee’ promise. Otherwise, the whole deal can fall through, for whatever reason, and you still have to pay the solicitor.

 

Get recommendations

And then take them with a pinch of salt. Buying and selling property is something that happens so infrequently in most people’s lived. They may have had a good experience in the past, but you don’t know what’s happened in that firm. Maternity leave, staff changes, even holidays can mean that a previously great firm takes a dip for a few months.

TOP TIP: Your estate agent has a great overview of the whole market. They deal with solicitors all day, every day. Ask them for their advice.

 

If you’re looking for a conveyancer or solicitor to help you to buy or sell a property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We can chat you through the options. Call us on 01782 769122.