Solicitor For Selling A House

Tips for finding the best solicitor when you are buying or selling a house 

Buying or selling a property can be stressful. Finding the best solicitor for moving home can help ensure the transaction is successful and that it completes quickly and efficiently. If difficulties should arise, having a genuine property expert in your corner can make the difference between finding a good solution and potentially having the deal fall through. 

At Lockings Solicitors, our team have many years of experience in dealing with conveyancing, to include complex and unusual sales and purchases. We have the expertise to deal with problems swiftly and effectively and we always work proactively to avoid unnecessary delays.  

We are also known for the excellent service we provide and many of our clients refer their friends and family to us. 

If you would like to speak to us about moving home, please feel free to ring us for a FREE initial chat on 01482 300 200, email us at or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and deal with conveyancing in East Yorkshire and beyond. 

Finding the best solicitor for moving home 

Real-estate agent giving keys to new property owners after signing contract

If you are looking for a conveyancing solicitor to move home, there are a number of points you should consider in deciding whom to choose. These include the following: 


Finding a solicitor with extensive experience can make a big difference if problems arise during your sale or purchase. A conveyancer who has had many years in the industry will know how to resolve difficulties promptly and ensure that your transaction does not grind to a halt. 

At Lockings Solicitors, we have carried out conveyancing transactions for our clients for many years. We have seen most of the issues that could arise before and our team understands how to deal with them so that they do not cause avoidable delays or mean that your sale or purchase falls through needlessly. 

Mortgage lender approval 

If you will be obtaining a mortgage, you should choose a conveyancer who can represent your lender as well as you.  

Your lender will need your conveyancer to certify that they are happy with the property’s title and other legal issues before they will agree to release the mortgage advance. We are approved by all major mortgage lenders. 

Communication and prompt responses 

Good communication is crucial when you are buying or selling a property. Your solicitor should keep you updated as to the progress of your transaction and also be quick to respond to any enquiries raised by your buyer’s or seller’s solicitors. 

If you ask us to represent you, we will ensure that we are easy to contact, that we keep you abreast of developments and that we are available to answer your questions as they arise. We also make sure that we always reply promptly to other parties in  your move. 

Clear costs advice 

We provide a clear price guarantee. We will make sure you have a clear idea of the costs from the outset.To enable you to budget accurately, you need to know from the start exactly how much the costs of buying and/or selling will be, to include both legal fees and other expenses such as search fees, Stamp Duty and the Land Registry fee for registering ownership of a property.  

If you ring us, we can let you know how much the fees will be. Alternatively, you can download our Conveyancing Fees Guide which sets out in detail the costs involved. 

Convenient location 

Some people prefer to instruct a local conveyancer if they wish to have the opportunity to pop into the offices to fill in forms or sign documents. We have conveyancers in Hull, Beverley and York and we are always happy to see clients in our offices. 

We also carry out conveyancing in the wider East Yorkshire area and beyond and we can deal with a transaction by phone and email if you prefer. 

Availability of an online conveyancing portal 

Many of our clients like to use our online conveyancing portal which means you can see where things are up to and what you need to do (like ID and filling in the information we need from you) and carry it out quickly, safely and securely. 

Track record 

Your solicitor’s track record will be a good indication of whether they are likely to be a good fit for your needs. We are often referred on by clients who have had a good experience with their home sale or purchase with us and who pass our name on to friends and family. 

To see what some of them have said about us, see our Google reviews for each office by following the links below: 

Hull Office 

Beverley Office  

York Office  

Law Society accreditation – Conveyancing Quality Scheme or CQS 

The Law Society awards an accreditation known as the Conveyancing Quality Scheme or CQS to law firms that reach a recognised standard in conveyancing practice. Holders of the CQS standard have the expertise to deliver quality residential conveyancing advice and use standardised processes to reduce risks. 

At Lockings Solicitors, we hold the CQS standard. 

Contact our East Yorkshire conveyancing solicitors 

If you are thinking of moving house and you need an expert property solicitor to represent you, feel free to give us a call. 

You can ring us for a FREE initial chat on 01482 300 200, email us at or complete a Free Online Enquiry and we will call you back promptly. We have offices in Beverley, Hull and York and deal with conveyancing in East Yorkshire and beyond. 

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