We all know that the process of moving house can be a stressful one so you want to work with a conveyancing solicitor who has empathy, understands how time-critical the process can be and who will make themselves available to answer your questions.
There are literally thousands of conveyancing solicitors to choose from so how do you make the right choice? Here are some things to consider;
Personal recommendation – this is obviously one of the best ways. We don’t mean recommendation by your mortgage lender or estate agent because they may have a vested interest. We are talking about a personal recommendation from someone you know, trust and have been through the process. However, in the absence of a personal recommendation there are other things to think about…..
Price – Prices generally range from £500 to £1500 depending on the property value and the amount of work involved. On top of this you will normally incur other costs called disbursements – these cover things like VAT and postage etc. It’s important that you understand up front all the charges that are involved in your transaction and a good conveyancing solicitor will be open and honest about their pricing so do not be afraid to ask. Don’t always go for the cheapest price. Understand what you’re getting for your money and weigh that up against the reputation of the company to make sure you are getting good value.
Track record – Choosing a conveyancing solicitor that is properly regulated and insured is vital so that if there is a problem where the solicitor is at fault, you have a course of action that you can take. It is always worth researching the conveyancing solicitor you intend to use in order to establish how long they have been practising, what kind of testimonials they have and if they are accredited by the Law Society. This will give you peace of mind that they are capable of handling your transaction professionally.
Many people wait till the last minute to use a conveyancing solicitor Oxford but the earlier you can engage their services the better. By instructing early you can often save on paperwork and be ready to act quicker when the time is right.
At Anthony Stockton Solicitors we have many years experience in conveyancing and over time we have built a strong track record in the industry with many satisfied clients. For advice about your house move and to receive a reliable quote for our services then please do not hesitate to contact us.