What should you look for in a conveyancing solicitor?

When you’re ready to put an offer in on your new home, you will most likely to be told to appoint a conveyancing solicitor to handle the legal aspects of your move.

Most people find that they have recommendations coming out of their ears from mortgage lenders, estate agents and friends and family. But how do you know which conveyancing solicitor will help your move run smoothly?

Appointing a conveyancing solicitor in Lancashire

In our latest article, we take a look at some of the most important things you should look for when choosing a conveyancing expert to help you move.

How will your conveyancing solicitor help you?

The role of your conveyancing solicitor is to manage the process of transferring the legal ownership of a property from the seller to the buyer. This includes making sure the seller has the legal title to sell the property, organising searches and liaising with estate agents and other solicitors on your behalf.

Your solicitor will make sure any contracts that are drawn up will protect your interest and are signed and sent off within the right time period.

Is the cheapest option the best?

One of the most important aspects of choosing a conveyancing solicitor for most people is cost.

However, it is important to look past the initial price quoted by your conveyancer. Some quotes may only include the initial solicitors fees, meaning you could be hit by extra costs including searches and Stamp Duty Land Tax.

At Residential Matters, we always offer a fixed fee fully inclusive quote. The price you pay will only change if your instructions do, allowing you to plan ahead when budgeting for your move.

Communication with your solicitor is key

Communication during the conveyancing process between you and your solicitor is key. Without it, deadlines can be missed that could delay your move.

Find out how your solicitor will communicate with you and what services they offer to help you stay up to date with the process of your move.

When you instruct the conveyancing experts at Residential Matters, you will have access to an online conveyancing tracker. This allows you to check on the progress of your case anywhere at any time.

You can get quick updates on where you are in the conveyancing process or view more detailed notes added by our conveyancing experts.

Get your free conveyancing quote online today

At Residential Matters, our dedicated solicitors are on hand to help your move run smoothly with as little hassle as possible.

To find out how we can get you moving, call us today on 01282 695 400.

Or, complete the quick form below to get your free conveyancing quote online.