Conveyancing in 2016

There's a lot of organizations out there that offer advice when it comes to buying and selling homes in the UK in 2016. A lot of useful and relevant information can be lost in the slew of unneeded and unwanted information available. Independent advice is also a valid concern - many homeowners can often feel that advice offered isn't quite impartial, and as result, feel sometimes that they don’t quite know where to turn. Thankfully, there are a number of completely independent specialist property solicitors who specialise in conveyancing North Wales and Cheshire.

But how do you find a suitable solicitor? The Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is the first port of call for many, providing a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practice. Membership to this trusted community establishes credibility for many firms, and ensures that compliance with CQS protocol (considered best practise) is upheld. Holding the CQS proves that the solicitor you have chosen has the necessary skills and expertise to provide residential conveyancy advice - and all good solicitors should indeed have one.

The buying and selling of a home is probably the largest transaction that most people will undertake in their lives, so talking policies is very important. It's recommended to ask: Look for a solicitor who believes wholeheartedly that independent advice is paramount. Additionally, look for solicitors that state that they will stay with you all the way through; from the moment you initially go to them, to well after completion has taken place. A very important tip is to ensure that your solicitor is actually from the area, or thereabouts. When it comes to recommendations of estate agents, recommendations based on personal connections are worth far more than whatever estate agent appears in a search engine result first.

A solicitor should offer a close, tailored and personal service to you from the moment you come to them, and ensure that you have someone on your side at all times. Buying and selling houses in 2016 is far more complicated than what it used to be, a minefield actually - and the process isn't half as straightforward as it should be. Make sure you obtain the right advice before you start.