The Importance of Research in Employing a Conveyancer
Guest PostDoing your research and making sure that a solicitor or conveyancer has your best interests at heart before you employ them is very important. The quality of a conveyancer could mean the difference between your sale falling through and your sale completing quickly and easily. It could all depend on the conveyancer. There are three things you should look for in a conveyancer- the price, the quality of service and trust.
Don’t just plump for the first firm you find or for the conveyancer that your agent recommends, as this will likely mean that you’ll spend unnecessary amounts of money. Get at least three quotes from different firms, and make sure that you can compare them directly. Ask about hidden charges or any fees that might occur if the sale was to fall through. Compare conveyancing quotes easily with a comparison website like www.compareconveyancingquotes.co.uk.
However, a really cheap quote is usually an indication of poor service. A really cheap conveyancer is likely to have lots of work that they can’t cope with properly. On the other hand, the most expensive quote is not always the best conveyancer. Go for something in the middle.
The quality of the conveyancer is the most important part of your research, as it could make or break your sale. See if they have testimonials on their website, or ask for references when you ring them, as well as searching for them online, if they aren’t very good you’ll be able to find it. If possible, leave a message and see how long it takes for them to get back to you. If it’s more than two days then they may be inefficient and slow. Nevertheless, you don’t want someone who is rushed, inexperienced or who has lots of other cases on their hands. You should also make sure that the firm you’re dealing with is either a licensed conveyancer or a specialist conveyancing solicitor, registered either with the Council for Licensed Conveyancers or the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Whether you decide to go for a local conveyancer or an online one, it is vital that you feel like you can trust the person dealing with the legal side of your house buying transaction. If you feel uneasy dealing with someone then they will likely pick up on it and perhaps not have your best interests in mind.