What to look for in a quality conveyancing service


Buying or selling a home is one of the most important steps in life you’ll ever take so for this reason, it’s important to choose a qualified professional to support you along the way.

Why?

Because the process of transferring property (otherwise known as conveyancing) is complex and full of potential legal problems. Not only should a quality conveyancing solicitor be proactively facilitating the process from start to finish, they will also be on hand for advice if any unexpected issues crop up along the way.

Good service

A client should know exactly what sort of service they can expect from a conveyancing service before instructing a solicitor. Don’t be afraid to ask, if you’re not sure.

Exchanging Contracts

If your conveyance is not prepared to explain the terms of their contract, this should be a red flag.

Indeed, if you’re uncomfortable about the level of transparency being shown at the beginning, it does not bode well for your future dealings with each other.

Smooth and efficient

Not all conveyancing services are created equal. The main job of a conveyancing solicitor is to make sure the transaction of selling or buying follows a set legal process, as well as dealing with the fine print and alerting you to anything you should be aware of.

For clients, this process should be handled smoothly and efficiently, with as little hassle as possible – even if potential problems do arise. 

Knowledge and experience

Of course, this is only possible with the expertise that comes with years of experience.

At Anthony Stockton Solicitors, we’re accredited members of The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which operates under strict entry criteria and code of practice – demonstrating our ongoing commitment to maintaining the highest of standards in the specialised field of conveyancing.  

Ease of communication

Selling or buying a property can be stressful. What’s more, this can be made worse by a lack of communication.

If you’ve instructed a conveyancing service to act on your behalf, you probably don’t want to be involved with the minutiae of dealing with the Land Registry, requesting title deeds or retrieving settlement figures from mortgage companies.

However, as a client, when you’re not intimately involved with the day-to-day processes involved in the transaction and you’re waiting to hear back from your solicitor, it can be a frustrating experience – even leading to feelings of being ‘in limbo’.

Good communication is key. A quality conveyancing service should keep clients as updated and informed as they wish to be, without adding to the stresses and strains of moving.

Speak to the experts for a quality conveyancing service

If you would like help with any aspect of conveyancing, contact Anthony Stockton Solicitors by calling us on 0800 652 3737 or get in touch to request a free quotation.