Top questions to ask your property solicitor
If you’re a first time buyer, you may not have dealt with solicitors before. However, once you’ve had an offer accepted, you will need one. A conveyancing solicitor will handle the legal work to transfer the ownership of the property from the developer (or seller) to yourself.
If you aren’t a first time buyer and have a property to sell, it is normal to use the same conveyancing solicitor to handle both transactions. You legally can’t use the same solicitor as the other parties involved (the developer, seller or buyer) but it is possible to use two solicitors from the same firm as long as there is no conflict of interest.
Are you wondering what questions you should you be asking, and why? Here’s a quick-read list of our top questions to ask a solicitor when buying or selling a house.
1. Are you a new build specialist?
2. What are your fees?
3. What do I need to provide?
4. Who will be my main point of contact?