Yes, you do need a solicitor when buying your freehold, as there are specific legal processes that need to be followed and legal documentation to be handled.
The process of buying a freehold is lengthy and involves several legal documents, so hiring a solicitor will make the process easier. When looking for a solicitor, you should aim to contact a few firms to find the one most suitable.
A solicitor will help you through the formal procedure, as there are several steps that are taken when buying a freehold. For example, if you cannot agree on a price to buy your freehold, you can apply to a tribunal to help with the decision. You will also need a solicitor to help you register the lease extension with the Land Registry.