Step 7: Handling Solicitors
Updated: Dec 22, 2018
You need to choose a solicitor or conveyancer to handle the legal work to transfer ownership of the property. It is advisable to get a solicitor instructed as soon as possible once you have decided to sell.
If you are buying and selling, try to use the same solicitor for both to avoid any complications. They won’t officially come on board until you have accepted an offer on your property, but you should have them at the ready for when you do accept an offer.
Your estate agent may also have some contacts at local reputable solicitors, that they know will deliver on service and price. After all you might only use a solicitor once every 10 years, whereas the estate agents are using solicitors every week, so they know who is delivering a great service at a reasonable price.
Make contact each week !
Chase your solicitors – for updates ! I recommend that once your mortgage offer has been received by yourself and your solicitor that you make contact with them every week, to ensure your case is progressed efficiently.