How To Pick A Conveyancing Solicitor

Buying or selling your home can be stressful and it is important to have the right conveyancing solicitor by your side. In this article we look to answer your question “How To Pick A Conveyancing Solicitor?

It is important to pick the right one, as they will carry out the legal side of your transaction making sure your investment is sound, manage the sale or purchase process ensuring delays are avoided as far as possible and deal quickly and efficiently with any difficulties that might arise.

We take a look at some of the points to consider when choosing a solicitor who will give you the best chance of a successful transaction.

In-depth experience

How To Pick A Conveyancing SolicitorPicking a quick conveyancing solicitor with extensive experience can be crucial. Buying a home is often the biggest purchase we make and it is vital to ensure that your investment is legally sound. It is also a big advantage to have an experienced solicitor dealing with your transaction if difficulties arise. They will have the knowledge and understanding to find a solution with the minimum delay possible, which could prevent your sale or purchase falling through.

At Lockings Solicitors, our property team have a wealth of experience gained over many years and in dealing with a full range of property transactions. We act for residential buyers and sellers as well as for landlords and developers, meaning we have a wide breadth of understanding of property law and the conveyancing system. If problems arise, we have the expertise to deal with the issue promptly and efficiently, reducing the risk of parties pulling out.

High standards of service

The conveyancing process can take many weeks and you will want to know exactly what is happening throughout as well as what the next steps will be and what is needed from you. By choosing a solicitor who offers a good service as well as legal expertise, you will have the reassurance of knowing what progress has been made and how matters are progressing.

Moving house can be stressful and the legal system can seem complicated. By having a conveyancer who understands this and who is prepared to talk you through each step, you will feel more supported and be better able to make plans for exchange and completion in plenty of time.

We always do all we can to ensure that the conveyancing procedure is as smooth as possible for our clients. We make sure we are easy to contact and we provide regular updates as to progress. We will contact you straightaway if something needs your attention and we are always happy to hear from you to discuss your transaction and answer your questions.

Our firm has been awarded the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation in recognition of the standard of legal advice we provide, the professional and recognised procedures we have in place and the high level of service our clients receive.

Clear costs estimate

Conveyancing involves a range of expenses as well as legal fees. To ensure that you know exactly what you will need to pay, your chosen firm should provide a clear estimate of all of the costs involved when you initially contact them. If you will be buying a property, this will include items such as search fees, Stamp Duty and Land Registry charges.

We provide an all-inclusive estimate upfront so that you can budget accordingly and avoid nasty surprises later on. We also offer a no-sale, no-fee guarantee.

For more information please get in touch for a free no obligation quote or download our free guide to conveyancing fees.

If you would like to discuss appointing one of our conveyancing solicitors, ring us on 01904 943300, email us at or fill in our contact form and we will call you back promptly for a FREE initial chat.

How to pick a conveyancing solicitor

Once you have a clear idea of what you want in a conveyancing solicitor, you can start looking for someone who meets your criteria. To help you find the right fit, you could consider the following:

Ask friends and family

If you know anyone who has moved recently, as them for their recommendations. This can be a good way to find a conveyancing solicitor who will go the extra mile for you and your sale or purchase. At Lockings Solicitors, we regularly receive referrals from our clients who have recommended us to their friends and family.

Check out reviews and testimonials

Seeing what other clients have to say can help give you an idea of the level of service and expertise a law firm is offering. To see what some of our clients have said about us, see our reviews here.

Decide whether location is important to you

Conveyancing can often be dealt with remotely (especially if your chosen firm has a secure online portal like us), but if you would like to visit your law firm’s offices (or just have the security of knowing it’s there is a backup if you want to pop in), for example, to drop off documents, sign paperwork or for help with filling out forms, you may well want to choose a local solicitor.

At Lockings Solicitors, we have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and we are always happy to see local clients in person.

Ring for a free initial chat

Having an initial chat with someone at the law firm you are thinking of using can be a good way of deciding whether they are likely to be a good fit for your needs. You should be able to ask them any preliminary questions you may have about the conveyancing process or the potential costs involved. They should be able to provide a full estimate of the costs and also let you know what the first steps will be in dealing with your sale or purchase.

We welcome a call from you if you are moving house and you can ring us as early in the transaction as you like if you have questions or want to talk through the process and costs involved.

Speak to our conveyancing solicitors in East Yorkshire

If you would like to talk to one of our property team, ring us on 01482 300 200, email us at or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly for a FREE initial chat.

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