You must consider a few factors when selecting your conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor to ensure you've chosen a reliable, knowledgeable, and effective company.
Accreditations: By checking that the company is accredited, this will give you the confidence that you're working with accurate and regulated professionals. Companies may be registered with the Quality Conveyancing Scheme, administered by the SRA (Solicitors Regulation Authority) and the CLC for licensed conveyancers (Council for Licensed Conveyancers).
Reviews: It is a good idea to look at reviews from other clients to get an idea of the service and whether it meets your expectations.
Price: Price is one of the first factors consumers consider when selecting a conveyancing service. But it is no good paying a low fee and getting a poor service. The best way is to choose a reliable conveyancer with good reviews and understanding what is included in your bill is crucial. It may be a good idea to get a few quotes from different solicitors so that you have a good idea of the different price ranges.
Efficiency: Even though everyone wants their house sale/purchase to move as swiftly as possible, it's not always possible. Tell your conveyancing lawyer if you have a deadline so they can assess whether it is reasonable to expedite the process. You can ask them how fast they can realistically process the sale/purchase and then you can compare this with what their reviews say.
Communication: One of the primary complaints of clients who are dissatisfied with their conveyancing firm relates to communication. Individuals want to be updated periodically and regularly on how their case is progressing, even if there is no update specifically. You can ask the conveyancer how often they update their clients and also compare this with the reviews.