How To Find The Right Property Solicitor
When you are selling or buying a home you have a lot of decisions to make. Selecting the right conveyancing solicitor will no doubt make your life easier and less stressful. Picking a bad one often leads to headaches, hassle and having to chase them up continually.
We’ve learned a thing or two about what to look out for when it comes to choosing a solicitor. Conveyancing is legalese for transferring the ownership of property, whether you are buying or selling.
What is a Conveyancing Solicitor?
A conveyancer, or sometimes known more simply as a property solicitor has a significant part to play when it comes to getting your sale or purchase across the finish line.
What do Conveyance Solicitors do?
-They will handle the contracts.
-Be on hand to give legal advice.
-Carry out local council searches.
-Deal with the Land Registry.
-Transfer the funds to pay for your property.
Alexanders Top Tips
We know the importance of this role so here is some of our advice for when you choose your solicitor.
Ask your family and friends who they have used and would they recommend them. You can ask us – We’ve worked with hundreds of different conveyancing solicitors over the years. Feel free to give us a call, and we’d be happy to provide you with recommendations.
Communication is key
Some solicitors are notoriously tricky to get hold of and can take days/weeks to respond to your questions. Before instructing any solicitor, it’s worth asking if they have a system in place where you can view/check on the progress of your sale or purchase? And what is the minimum timeframe within which they promise to get back to you?
Do they embrace technology?
This is an excellent question to ask as some solicitors do not hold technology in high esteem, which can cause problems along the line.
Do your research
Make sure your chosen property specialist is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales/Law Society of Scotland and a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Conveyancers must be members of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.
There are plenty of fantastic solicitors and conveyancers out there, we work with so many and have successfully helped thousands of vendors and buyers achieve their goal.
If you need more advice then please get in touch, we are here to help!