6 December, 2018
Today (6 December) heralds the arrival of new rules to help homebuyers make a more informed choice when buying a property.
All property lawyers will now publish price, service and quality information on their websites (or in alternative formats if requested), as part of a cross-industry push to empower consumers and foster innovation and competition across the legal services market.
The Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) has outlined what consumers can expect.
All property lawyers will now have to display the following on their website:
Stephen Ward, CLC Director of Strategy and External Relations said “The process of buying a home can be exciting and stressful in equal measure. The legal market is changing so consumers have the information they need to find the best advisers for them and we at the CLC are determined to lead the drive for transparency and to improve the homebuying and selling process overall. Consumers should feel confidence in shopping around to find the conveyancer who will best suit their needs.”
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