The Advantages of Using a Solicitor Recommended by Your Estate Agent



When buying or selling a property, it’s crucial to find a conveyancing solicitor who you can trust. They will work on your behalf to ensure the purchase or sale process runs smoothly, protecting your interests and keeping your investment safe and sound.
You may find that your estate agent recommends one, but should you work with them or find your own? Here are some of the benefits of working with a solicitor recommended by your estate agent.

What does a conveyancer do?

Before discussing the benefits of working with one of our trusted solicitors, let’s look at what a conveyancer does.
Conveyancing is the legal term for the transfer of ownership of a property. Whether you’re buying or selling, your conveyancer will take care of all the legal aspects. A good conveyancer will support you in making informed decisions.
A conveyancer plays a vital role in the property purchase and sale process, working closely with the purchaser, estate agent, mortgage lender, and the seller’s solicitor. Mistakes at any stage could be costly, so choosing wisely is essential.
If you’re in a chain (selling a home and buying a new one with the proceeds), your conveyancer will take care of both transactions. A conveyancer is responsible for handling contracts, providing impartial legal advice, performing local council searches, dealing with the Land Registry, and transferring the funds used to purchase a property (including arranging the payment of stamp duty).
Before selecting a firm to work with, obtain at least two conveyancing quotes, covering fees and required searches. Most firms have a fixed fee for their services. Some solicitors may pay estate agents a referral fee for a successful recommendation.

Should I use a solicitor recommended by my estate agent?

Conveyancing delays are a significant reason purchases and sales can stall or fail. By working with one of our trusted panel of solicitors, you can have confidence in the speed and quality of their work.
We work with solicitors we trust, who follow strict guidelines and provide impartial advice. You can have faith in their integrity. We only work with solicitors who deliver a personal service, providing a dedicated conveyancer and assistant(s) to handle the entire transaction. This ensures you have a named person to communicate with.
One crucial benefit of working with our solicitors is our established relationships, enabling better and faster communication. If you’re looking to move quickly, this can work in your favour.
When buying or selling, every penny counts. While shopping around for a cheap conveyancing solicitor is an option, it may be a false economy. Online providers, in particular, may lack understanding or appreciation for your purchase.

Do I have to work with your solicitors?

You’re under no obligation to work with our solicitors and are free to choose a conveyancer of your preference. Although we have established relationships with some providers, we will work with any solicitor you choose. You can rely on us to manage the process professionally and promptly.

How to contact one of our solicitors

If you are interested in working with one of our handpicked conveyancing experts, speak to us. We can discuss the options with you, providing all the costs and information needed to instruct them to work on your behalf.

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