When you are buying or selling a property, one of the most important cogs in the machine is a great solicitor who can help to ensure that the whole process runs as smooth as possible. Because of the level of legality and detail in buying and selling property, it always makes sense to have a solicitor on your side, and a great one at that.
I was fortunate enough to have the guys at Woodgrange Solicitors on my side at the end of last year when I finally sold my apartment and I frankly couldn’t have done it without them. There is no absolute requirement for a solicitor but it can most certainly make your life better and if you are buying or selling, here is how to choose the solicitor which can best help you.
Estate Agent Recommendation
It is common practice for your estate agent to recommend a particular solicitor which they usually deal with. Many people consider this to be the easier option and at times you could very well get a great solicitor. The only slight issue that exists here is that the estate agent will no doubt be taking commission from your use of the solicitor and for that reason they may tell you that they are better than they really are. When your estate agent recommends a solicitor, just make sure that you have considered all aspects before deciding.
Using The Internet
The internet is a great tool to use when you are looking for a solicitor and you will be able to not only find solicitors that specialize in house sales, you can also see what others had to say about them. Word of mouth has long been one of the best ways to find great services and that still exists in the modern world, albeit a digital version. My advice would be that once you begin your search for a solicitor, you should start online and choose 3 that operate in your area, and have a good amount of positive things said about them online.
Feeling Your Gut
The very best way to decide on a solicitor in my view, is to call them and arrange a meeting so that you can discuss what it is that you are looking for. During this meeting it will be important to understand price, logistics and practicality, but also to get a feeling as to whether you are going to be happy working with this particular solicitor. The job of a solicitor during a property transaction is not one that requires to much in terms of speciality and their side of the deal is actually very simple. For this reason, there is no need to go out and look for the very best solicitor out there, it is more about finding one that you are confident working with and that charges a fair price for the services that they offer.
Buying or selling a house is never an easy process so make sure that you get the right solicitor which can help you through the transaction.