26 May How to pick the right Conveyancing Solicitor in Manchester for you?
The work of a Conveyancing Solicitor in Manchester can be worth its weight in gold when it comes to ensuring property transactions run smoothly. As the city is home to so many Property Law specialists, it can seem hard to know where to begin when you need to find the right legal professionals for your requirements. However, there are steps that you can take from the outset that will make your search not only shorter but easier too.
Find the expertise you require –
If are you buying or selling a home, it’s unlikely you will be able to complete the transaction without the assistance of a Conveyancer or Property Solicitor. The workload faced by a property professional can be sizeable and complex, and expert knowledge is needed if things are to be carried out correctly.
Ways to find the right Solicitor in Manchester for you can include asking friends or family members for recommendations. You may also use search engines and browse websites to draw up a shortlist. It’s always good to speak to a number of Property Law experts before you come to your final decision so you can rest assured you’re working with the best specialists your budget can stretch to. Your Estate Agent may also be able to recommend law firms and licensed Conveyancers to you however we do not recommend you rely solely on this. You may wish to speak to at least four of five firms before you make your final choice.
Who can you choose?
Never forget that you cannot use the same Solicitor or Conveyancer as the Buyer or Seller of the property in question. This does not necessarily mean you cannot use different lawyers from the same company, as long as there is no conflict of interest involved between the Buyer and Seller.
Express Conveyancing’s Panel structure enables two sperate lawyers to act for both the seller and the buyer in the same transaction (and we regularly do). This is partly the reason why our transactions completely so quickly.
Whichever firm you use, you should ensure the Solicitors you use are regulated by the SRA or Solicitors Regulation Authority. Compliance checks should regularly be carried out on the firm’s Solicitors to ensure the company is always able to deliver the finest caliber of service and advice.
Look for transparent pricing
Whilst some firms offer what may seem to be brilliant value-for-money, you should always be wary of hidden extras as these can mean paying significantly more than the figures advertised. If prices seem too good to be true, they probably are. However, this doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to find an affordable Solicitor in Manchester that won’t trick you with hidden charges.
Any firm you choose should be more than happy to keep you fully updated at every stage, never leaving you in the dark when there is important information to relay to you. More and more companies are offering their clients access to online portals (we use a market leading case management system enabling you to access your conveyancing file from anywhere in the world) where important documents can be uploaded and downloaded and progress can be tracked on a real-time basis.
Read more about Express Conveyancing’s Solicitors in Manchester or contact our team on 0800 799 9892.