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Choosing Your Conveyancer

Conveyancing is complex legal work.:

  • Conveyancing fees vary considerably between firms and there are lots of firms.
  • Some firms give competitive verbal fee quotations over the phone. Do not instruct a firm on the basis of a verbal quotation over the phone. Only consider instructing a firm which has provided you with a detailed written quotation.
  • Check the written quotation details not only the firms proposed fees but also all the disbursements such as stamp duty, land registry fees.  Ensure there are no hidden costs.
  • Very often the presentation of the quotation information is a good guide to how organised and efficient the firm is.
  • Most of your business will be transacted over the phone or by post with perhaps only one visit to the solicitors office necessary so a local firm is not essential. All your business can be affected over the phone or post if you want. Asses from the outset how easy it is to speak with the Conveyancer.
  • Does the firm:
    • advertise it clearly wants this type of work?
    • do the staff have pleasant and friendly telephone manners?
    • have you been given good detailed written quotation information?

Aconveyancing are confident they pass the above tests so don’t quibble if the professional fees are a few pounds (rather than hundreds of pounds) more.

Useful links:

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/calculate-stamp-duty-land-tax/#/intro

 

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