In this three-minute read, we share the things you should look for when instructing a solicitor to do the legal work when selling or buying a home.
When you are selling a home, you have two crucial decisions to make.
Firstly, choosing the right estate agent to sell your home is often the difference between getting a good deal or ending up with no deal.
Secondly, selecting the right conveyancing solicitor will no doubt make your life easier and less stressful. Picking a bad one often leads to headaches, hassle and having to chase them up continually.
During the 16 years we’ve been serving the people of Glasgow, Lanarkshire and Argyll, we’ve learned a thing or six about what to look out for when it comes to choosing a legal eagle over a tired turkey or a grumpy goose.
Conveyancing is legalese for transferring the ownership of property, whether you are buying or selling.
What Is a Conveyancing Solicitor, and What Do They Do?
A conveyancer, or sometimes known more simply as a property solicitor, does the following for you:
They will handle the contracts.
Be on hand to give legal advice.
They are the people who carry out local council searches.
They will deal with the Land Registry.
And they are the people who will transfer the funds to pay for your property.
They have a significant and vital part to play when it comes to progressing your sale or purchase through to a successful end.
We realise the importance of their role, and that’s why we’ve come up with the six things to look out for when it comes to choosing a conveyancer or a property solicitor.
Six Top Tips
There are plenty of great solicitors and conveyancers out there, you just need to do your homework to find them.
Thanks for reading and get in touch if you want answers to any of your property-related questions.
We’re here to help.