Does Your Conveyancing Solicitor "Walk the Walk?"
- AuthorPaul Hajek
Testimonials for Conveyancing Solicitors are very important in helping you choose which Conveyancing Solicitor you should appoint on your move
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When you choose a Conveyancing Solicitor to help you move home, you might reasonably expect all Conveyancing Solicitors to be technically competent.
There are many surveys to confirm the high satisfaction levels in a technical sense. But what about service level competency?
A simple question to ask your Conveyancing Solicitor.
“Can your Conveyancing Solicitor provide you with testimonials? In other words can your Conveyancing Solicitor “walk the walk” as well as “talk the talk”?
11 steps to help you when choosing a Conveyancing Solicitor for your home move
Step #1. Listen to friends and family who have been moved home recently.
Would they recommend their Conveyancing Solicitor?
Step #2. Don’t be bullied by your Estate Agent into using their preferred lawyers.
Many estate agents are incentivised to gain a Conveyancing Instruction.
a recently introduced kite mark by the Law Society sets rigourous standards for conveyancing law firms. Some Lenders will now only instruct law firms who have gained Conveyancing Quality Scheme standard
Step 4# Disgruntled clients complain.
Disgruntled clients will complain about poor or non existent communication, and voice their frustration on the internet. Put the law firm name into Google followed by “complaints”
Step #5. Will your Conveyancing Solicitor explain legal jargon and use plain English?
Step #6. How does your Conveyancing Law Firm they answer the phone?
If your Conveyancing firm says they value your call when you ring, yet do not have anyone to answer the call and you are put in a queue, avoid like the plague.
Step #7. How will your Conveyancing Solicitor contact you?
Give your preference for how you will be contacted; by letter, email text or in person. Will you deal with the same person in the Conveyancing law firm or be passed from pillar to post?
Can they guarantee all telephone calls and emails will be returned by the end of the day.
Step #8. Will your Conveyancing Solicitors ensure you avoid any nasty bill shocks?
Have you had a full written breakdown of all the costs involved.
At Clutton Cox,for example, conveyancing fees come with a fixed fee guarantee with no hidden extras, not just an estimate?
Step #9. Avoid low Conveyancing fees headline rates.
If it says Conveyancing fees from £299 you know it is going to cost considerably more!
Step #10. Consider a local solicitor for convenience.
If problems occur you may need to see your solicitor face to face; not easy if your lawyers are at the other end of the country.
Step #11. Courtesy and engagement are rarer than you might think.
If you like your Conveyancing Solicitors and they are nice people, your transaction is likely to go much more smoothly.
Conveyancing Solicitors are after all human beings after all!