You therefore want to make sure you make the best decision when it comes to selecting a solicitor to ensure they have your best interests at heart and make the process of transferring a new home into your ownership as seamless as possible.
With new conveyancing firms popping up online every day, claiming to offer the same service at a much lower price, we examine why a local conveyancing firm is still the best choice when purchasing a home.
If it looks too good to be true, it probably is!
Online conveyancing sites often appear to offer their services at a much cheaper cost than your local conveyancing firm, though this is usually because their staff have much larger caseloads in order to generate a profit. They are therefore likely to be less responsive and supportive during such a high stress time.
They are also known for quoting a really cheap price upfront, then presenting you with hidden add-on costs at a later date. At Hayward Moon we provide you with a fixed quote with no hidden fees and a full breakdown of associated costs and disbursements - meaning no nasty surprises!
A local conveyancing firm will obviously have a good knowledge of the local area and will be able to give you extra advice based on their own experience.
They will likely have acted of a property nearby to the home you’re purchasing, or even the property itself, so they’ll have knowledge of any potential problems that may arise.
Furthermore, local solicitors will already have good working relationships with local estate agents and can use this to their advantage to find out extra information from further down the chain.
One of the greatest benefits of using a local conveyancing solicitor is the high level of personalised service you will receive. Unlike online conveyancing companies, where you will be presented with a call centre every time you make contact, at Hayward Moon you will be assigned a trusted professional who will be with you every step of the way.
With local offices in Ipswich, Colchester, Bury St. Edmunds, Cambridge and Diss, you can also pop in and see us whenever you wish. We’re always happy to meet our clients in person to answer any questions, and it also means you can sign your paperwork in person rather than relying on the postman.
If you’re getting ready to purchase your next home and have any conveyancing questions, please contact us to speak to an expert - we’re always happy to help!