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Check the conveyancer’s regulatory status

You can expect a professional service from lawyers regulated by the CLC and help from us, the Legal Ombudsman or insurers in the unlikely event that they let you down.

Consider quality, not just price

Choose a firm that past clients have rated highly. In particular, good communication is key to a less stressful experience.

Check what’s included in the price

Check if quotes are fixed fees, and exactly what’s included. Does it include charges for searches, Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty? If you are buying a leasehold property or using the Help to Buy scheme, there may be additional costs. Here is a detailed breakdown of all the main conveyancing costs:

Look beyond your agent’s recommended conveyancer

Ask for recommendations from friends and family and check out online reviews. If your estate agent makes a recommendation, they should tell you if they are getting a fee in return.

Consider online and local conveyancers

Do you like to see your lawyer face to face, or do you like the convenience of the internet? How would you like your conveyancer to work with you? Make sure you choose the firm that meets your individual approach and needs.