Conveyancing Fees: Why Risk An Estimate When You Can Get a Fixed Fee?
- AuthorPaul Hajek
31 per cent of people who moved home in the last three years obtained an estimate of their legal fees form their Conveyancing Solicitor.
61 per cent were able to obtain fixed fee quotations, whilst 4 per cent walked the tightrope of hourly billing (how long exactly is that piece of string?)
A final 4 percent did not bother or were unconcerned enough to get a Conveyancing Fee or Estimate before proceeding.
These figures were some of the findings of Ministry of Justice research ahead of the implementation of the Legal Services Act scheduled for later this year.
The Legal Services Act will allow non Solicitors to enter the legal services market.
What surprise us is that 3 out of 10 people are willing to accept a Conveyancing Estimate where there are so many firms who offer a fixed fee.
At Clutton Cox for example you can use our Conveyancing Calculator to get all the figures involved including Stamp Duty and the other third party payments.
And better than that, the Conveyancing Fees are covered by a guaranteed fixed fee with no hidden extras
The research also showed that as far as Wills and Probate were concerned fixed fees were obtained in 70 per cent and 82 per cent of cases respectively.
So’ it’s an easy decision to make why accept an estimate when you can have the comfort and piece of mind of a fixed fee guarantee