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HOW TO CHOOSE A SOLICITOR/CONVEYANCER

You need to appoint a Solicitor/Conveyancer to take care of things once your offer has been formally accepted. 

Here are some questions to ask yourself when choosing a Solicitor/Conveyancer:

 

1. Are they approved by your mortgage lenders?

Mortgage lenders have a panel of approved solicitors and conveyancers.  Some mortgage lenders will only lend to you if you choose one of their approved legal representatives.  You might want to ask your mortgage lender if that is in their terms and conditions because they can refuse to lend if you don't meet their terms. 

2. What are their fees? 

Most Solicitors/Conveyancers have fixed fees for buying or selling a property. The fee is broken down into the service they provide and the charges for searches and other fees paid out on your behalf. The average legal fees tend to be around £850-£1500 (including VAT) before searches/fees. 

3. Can anyone Recommend?

Have friends or family bought or sold recently? It is worth asking them who they used even if they were not good as you will stay away! 

The internet is another source, you can research local Solicitors/Conveyancers and read their reviews. 

You can always ask your estate agent who they recommend and why. Estate agents work with many legal advisors and often have a few they work with a lot and have built a relationship with.

4. Are they registered? 

Professional, legitimate Solicitors and Conveyancers are registered with a regulatory body. 

 

To check this, you can find them here: 

For a solicitor Check Here

For a Conveyancer Check Here

 

 

 

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