How Should I Choose A Good Conveyancing Solicitor?

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If you are actively looking for a new home to live in, whether a first-time buyer or an experienced house purchaser, you need to make sure that you find a Conveyancing Solicitor who is going to complete the transaction on time in an efficient and capable manner.

But how can you tell one Conveyancing Solicitor from another and know who is good and who is not so good?

There are a couple of options to consider first of all.

  • You could use a solicitor who has experience in many areas of law and is capable of completing the legal process of conveyancing. You may decide to use a specialist Conveyancing Solicitor ( a solicitor who has trained in many areas of law, but specialises and practices in conveyancing)
  • You could choose a Licenced Conveyancer. They are not qualified solicitors, but they specialise solely in property transactions.

 You should take into consideration the methods of communication used by the solicitor you wish to instruct. Some solicitors will not communicate by email for instance and if this is your preferred method of communication, the relationship may not work.  There are also solicitors who are particularly difficult to speak to and won’t return your calls, which could cause issues if you are trying to push through a sale or purchase. You may also want to think about using a solicitor who allows you to access your files through an online portal, allowing you to log in and check the progress of your sale or purchase without any hassle.

You will need to make contact with any potential solicitor you are considering using, to make sure that they can commit to any timescales you have. If you are relocating, for example, it may be critical that you complete the sale on a specific date. Whilst no promises can ever be made in the house buying process, some understanding of the reasons why the deadline is there and some commitment to meeting that deadline is a good starting place.

The difference between a good Conveyancing Solicitor and a not-so-good one can be the difference between a relatively stress-free process and a complete nightmare one, so choose carefully.

If you would like to know more about how we can help you with your house sale or purchase, please call 01264 353411 and speak to Kelly Carson, who works in our Conveyancing Team. If you would prefer to get in touch online with your requirements, you can email us at: and Kelly or another member of our Conveyancing Team will be in touch shortly.

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