Whether you are buying, selling or re-mortgaging a property, the chances are you’ll need a good conveyancing solicitor to help you out. As anyone who has sold or bought a house will tell you, it can be a complicated and stressful process and you need all the help you can get.
Of course, one thing you want to be clear about from the outset are the fees that you’re likely to pay for all that conveyancing advice. The last thing you want if you are buying or selling a home is for the solicitor fees to start rising because of unforeseen circumstances.
That’s why we offer a fixed fee at Forster Dean, so you know where you are from the start.
What Does a Conveyancing Solicitor Do?
A conveyancing solicitor will handle all the legal aspects relating to a house or property sale and its transfer of ownership. They will, for example, read through any contract and raise legal issues with the seller’s solicitor if you are buying a property. They can undertake local authority searches and check there are no problems that you should be aware of or which will impact later after the property sale. They will also handle the exchange of contracts and work to make sure that important things like stamp duty are paid.
Both the vendor and the buyer will use a conveyancing solicitor. For instance, if you are selling a property, you legal team will deal with any queries from the buyer’s solicitor and arrange for the transfer documents to be signed.
You may also be buying one property while at the same time selling your existing one which can add to the complications. For that reason, you need a conveyancing team that knows what it is doing.
How Much Do Conveyancing Solicitors Charge?
You can undertake conveyancing yourself but it is much easier to use a trained team of experienced lawyers if you want to get things right first time. If you get anything wrong in the conveyancing process it can cost you money and lead to a whole range of problems you hadn’t anticipated. While it might seem like a cost saver at the time, doing a DIY conveyancing is fraught with problems and can often end in disaster.
Ideally you want to work with a legal team that has your best interests at heart and who will work for you to overcome any potential hurdles in the purchase of your property. It can be difficult if you choose a solicitor who doesn’t offer a fixed fee for the work they are carrying out, especially if the house purchase becomes more complicated.
That’s why at Forster Dean we operate on a fixed fee for all conveyancing transactions and we make sure that we offer some of the best and competitive pricing in the sector today.
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If you want to know how much your conveyancing bill is going to be with Forster Dean, simply use our easy calculator to find out today. Then give us a call to see how we can help get things right first time.