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There is no question the sheer excitement of buying or selling a home also has stressful moments, so knowing you can rely on us to personally guide you through even complex areas of property law, will make a big difference. It doesn’t matter if you are a first time buyer, looking to downsize, considering a remortgage or a funds transfer, our legal conveyancing teams’ first priority is to look after you. We’re here to provide expertise at a competitive price.
Do I need a Conveyancer or a Solicitor for my Property Transaction?
When buying or selling a property in England and Wales you need to choose a property lawyer to act on your behalf. You can either choose a Solicitor to act on your behalf, who are regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority, or you can choose a Licensed Conveyancer to act on your behalf, who are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. Both Conveyancers and Solicitors are fully regulated and insured and often operate to very similar conveyancing practices and procedures.
Property solicitors are often not specialists in conveyancing and undertake other work such a matrimonial work or personal injury work to supplement their conveyancing work. This often means that they can be at Court or out of the office which can cause frustration in relation to client communication. Certain solicitors have specialised in conveyancing and are members of the Law Society Quality Standard which places them on an equal footing to Licensed Conveyancers.
The Difference Between Solicitors and Licensed Conveyancers
Licensed Conveyancers are specialist property lawyers. The vast majority only undertake residential conveyancing work whilst a handful undertake commercial property and probate work. All licensed conveyancers are office based ensuring good client communication at all times.
When choosing a Licensed Conveyancer or Solicitor to act on your behalf you need to consider a number of factors including price and most importantly, service. The past reputation of the legal practice should be ascertained by reference to the internet and other references. You need to ensure that you are going to receive the best possible service as buying or selling a property can be a stressful time as it constitutes one of the largest financial transactions that you are ever likely to undertake.
Licensed Conveyancers and Solicitors come in a variety of shapes and sizes from the sole practitioner to the multi partnered company. Some operate to very basic conveyancing procedures utilising the postal service. Modern conveyancing practices operate with state of the art case management systems and online case tracking facilities allowing their clients access to the up to date position on their transactions 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
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