Top tips for choosing a great soliciors

Conveyancing is a pivotal aspect of buying a new home, so finding a good solicitor is crucial. Kick-off your search with our top tips.

Buying or selling a home is probably the biggest ‘deal’ in your life. So, it’s vital you have a strong team around you to represent your interests. A key part of this is choosing a vetted solicitor that you can rely on. So how do you go about it?

1. Seek personal (and recent) recommendations

Good old fashioned word of mouth is one of the best methods of ensuring you get a good service from your solicitor.

Ask friends and colleagues who have recently bought or sold property if they were happy with their solicitor or (licensed conveyancer) and whether they would recommend their services.

2. Ask the agent selling the home

The agent responsible for selling the home may also be able to recommend a good solicitor – after all, they deal with them every day and know which ones are more proactive and which are less so.

3. Consider a local business

As much of the conveyancing process is now carried out online (or via the traditional post) it’s not imperative that the firm you choose is local to your current home. However, if time pressure is on later down the line, it can be reassuring to know you can deliver documents or photo ID for example, by hand.