How do I find a good conveyancing solicitor? Well, there are a number of considerations and ways to find a good conveyancing solicitor that meets your needs. We have provided a summary below of our tips on what to look for when selecting a good conveyancing solicitor.
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Our top tips when trying to find a good conveyancing solicitor:
- Understand first what it is you are trying to achieve
- Is it a solicitor you want?
- Beware cheap or expensive quotes
- Make sure the quote you receive includes ALL fees
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What is it you are trying to achieve?
Do you want the best service? Do you want the most experienced solicitor? Do you want the cheapest quote? (You may change your mind after reading this guide). It is vital you consider carefully what it is you are trying to achieve, question whether that need is in your best interests, and then select someone to do your conveyancing in line with those needs.
Is it a solicitor you want? It is possible to perform the conveyancing yourself, but this is not something we would recommend. You can select a conveyancing solicitor or a freelance conveyancer. Often people will select a freelance conveyancer because they are unaware they are not a solicitor, or they are tied in by the estate agents. You are free to instruct whatever solicitor you choose and cannot be tied in by an estate agent. If you want a solicitor then make sure it is a solicitor you are instructing. Our solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), are experts in their field, have vast experience, can lookout for potential problems and you gain peace of mind as you are protected by their professional indemnity insurance meaning that if a mistake happens, or something is missed, you can claim against their policy for any losses suffered .
Quotes that seem expensive may be as a result of a referral fee the company is paying. As an example, one online estate agent was allegedly charging in excess of £350 plus VAT for every referral to the conveyancing company leading to the cost of this being passed on to the consumer via the conveyancing company. An expensive quote may not be as it seems as the company may have included all the fees you will incur as opposed to others who only quote for their fees and hide the additional fees or reveal these later. Occasionally an expensive quote may be a sign that the company is not doing much business and they need to charge high fees to make ends meet. Alternatively, an expensive quote may be due to the location of the company you are communicating with – some areas of the country are a lot more expensive than others for legal fees!
Beware cheap quotes. Often very cheap quotes can be companies that are not solicitors running a factory type approach to conveyancing. Purchasing a house will likely be your most expensive purchase and any mistakes by your conveyancer could be costly.
Make sure the quote you receive includes all fees. Quotes can be misleading. Some companies only quote you for their fees to make the cost seem attractive. This quote may not include their VAT and/or the disbursements. What are disbursements? Disbursements are the fees which you must pay for, not limited to but including, bacs transfers, land registry fees, fees for the searches, etc. Many companies leave these items off resulting in you receiving a bigger invoice than you expected. Make sure your quote includes all VAT and disbursements to ensure you have accurate information and can budget correctly.
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What documents do solicitors need when selling a house?
Not limited to but including:
- Proof of identity and address
- Energy performance certificate
- Management information pack
- Fittings and consent form
- Existing mortgage details
- Acceptance of offer
Which is cheaper solicitor or conveyancer?
This depends on a lot of circumstances. There is a misconception that licensed conveyancers are always cheaper than solicitors. A FREE and no-obligation quote with My Legal Club includes a FREE will and lasting power of attorney plus the opportunity to receive an exclusive discount against legal fees with highly recommended leading conveyancing solicitors.
How long will it take to complete my conveyancing
We have seen cases where completion occurred within 10 days. On average the conveyancing takes 8-12 weeks. The chain is only as quick as the slowest part of the chain. We can help buyer AND seller as we can split them between our solicitors ensuring the most efficient process and no conflict of interest.
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