Should you appoint a regional or national conveyancing firm when moving house?

When it comes to appointing a conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer to manage your property transaction you may find yourself asking do I need or regional or national conveyancer? The truth is this all comes down to your personal preference – are you more comfortable with a traditional brick and mortar law firm or are you open to online conveyancing?

As with many jobs and workplaces these days, the process of conveyancing has become more digitalised, with an increase in firms entering the market as ‘online conveyancers’ serving customers across the country. While you may feel a regional conveyancer can give more insight on the suitability of your property purchase, any licensed conveyancer worth their salt has just as much resource online.

Advances in the conveyancing industry have seen the likes of the Land Registration property information now being held in an electronic centralised database, regulated by the Land Registry. Not to forget HM Land Registry’s digital service ‘Sign your mortgage deed’ which recently, February 26th, had its 7,000th digital mortgage deed being registered. This service was pioneered by enact conveyancing and we were the first to have a remortgage registered using the new service which launched in 2018.

To help you in the decision-making process there are a few things it’s worth checking that your conveyancing firm offers its clients irrespective of location:

  • Will your transaction be managed by a dedicated conveyancer with a direct number and/or email to contact them on?
  • How are key milestones notified to you – text, email, online portal?
  • Does the conveyancing firm have a case tracker portal to track your transactions progress 24/7?
  • Does the conveyancer waive their fee if your move doesn’t go ahead?
  • Is their conveyancing fee fixed?
  • Be sure to check if your solicitor is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales and a member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme. Or for conveyancers, they must be members of the Council for Licenced Conveyancers.

Based in Leeds, here at enact conveyancing we work with customers regionally as well as countrywide and are the UK’s largest direct conveyancer. But don’t let our size put you off, our dedicated team of licensed conveyancers are focused on delivering a great, personalised service from start to finish. We understand everyone lives busy lifestyles and therefore we can communicate with you by phone, text message, post or Skype.

Unlike other law firms, our conveyancing quote is fixed, so there are no surprises and if, for whatever reason, your move does not go ahead, there is no fee. You can follow the progress of your transaction by using our unique online Case Tracker any time of day or night, to view messages from your conveyancer and download important documents when it suits you.

You can trust enact to handle your conveyancing – get a conveyancing quote now.

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