Choosing the Right Conveyancer

While selling a house can be an intensely emotional process, it’s important to remember that it is also a legal process. A conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor helps ensure that his or her clients’ rights are upheld and that the transfer of property happens without a hitch.


This professional helps you with tasks ranging from drawing up contracts to arranging the final details of settlement. Given the high stakes involved with selling, it is essential that you choose an experienced conveyancer. Here are some tips to do just that:


1.    Ask for recommendations. If you have family or friends who have recently worked with a conveyancer, ask for their input. Were they happy with the service they received? With the fees they paid? You can also ask your estate agent; local connections are invaluable. We are happy to connect you with this service.

2.    Check credentials. Make a shortlist of three or so conveyancers. Then check their professional standing. They must be members of the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. If you choose a conveyancing solicitor, make sure they are members of the Law Society of England and Wales or the Law Society of Scotland.

3.    Inquire about fees. You don’t necessarily want to choose the least expensive option, but undoubtedly, cost is a factor. A broad ballpark is between £850 – £1500, including 20% VAT, and £250 – £300 for property searches. If someone is substantially over or under those marks, it’s well to do some further investigation. Also look for a “no sale, no fee” firm; that is, if you do not end up selling your house, they do not collect a fee. It also provides the incentive for them to move the process along.


Conveyancing is an integral part of the home selling process; if you need require more information or help with the ins and outs of choosing a professional, don’t hesitate to reach out to us.

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