What You Need to Consider When Choosing A Conveyancing Solicitor
August 1, 2020

Having the right help in place when investing in a property can make the whole process less stressful. It can also ensure you complete the transaction with peace of mind that lasts well into the future.

Are you currently considering ‘What are my conveyancing needs?’. This is one occasion when cheapest might not be best and local knowledge is invaluable.

This article will help you to understand what to look for when choosing conveyancing lawyers.


As you would expect with such an important legal and financial topic, there are regulatory bodies which oversee the efficacy of the conveyancing process.

It is vital to get sound advice from someone who has trained thoroughly for their role and who continues to stay on top of developments. Firms that are members of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme and hold accreditations such as Lexcel, demonstrate their staff work at the high standards set by the Law Society


The internet has made it easier to find recommendations for a conveyancing lawyer. You should look not only at testimonials on the websites of house conveyancing firms but also can friends or family recommend a conveyancing firm?


Once assured that you have found a qualified conveyancer with a good track record, the next step could be a question of fees. When finding a fair priced conveyancer make sure you compare ‘like-with-like’. The quote should include all the searches and other steps involved in the conveyancing process.


That previous point links to the need to check that a potential conveyancer is well organised and transparent from day one! Did they explain the conveyancing process and timescales to you, and provide clarity on how the fee structure relates to each transaction?


As COVID-19 has left everyone relying far more on virtual meetings and transactions, you should also look for a conveyancer who is comfortable with technology.


This is one of the most important aspects of how to choose a conveyancing lawyer. You face important decisions, so you need someone to keep you well informed, and who will guide you through all the complexities of the conveyancing process. Are they approachable, easy to talk to about your concerns and generally empathetic?

Much of the above comes down to the twin attributes of competence and warmth. To explore how we fulfil those aims – with affordable fees as well – please contact us to discuss your conveyancing needs.