The Perils of Cheap Conveyancing

publication date: Apr 4, 2011
author/source: Guest Article by 1st Property Lawyers

The Perils of Cheap Conveyancing

When it comes to choosing the right conveyancing lawyer, the term ‘cheap conveyancing’ is going to feature heavily in people’s thoughts.

However, the conveyancing process is one where the old adage “you get what you pay for” really proves true. If something looks or sounds too good to be true, then it probably is – so conveyancing firms who claim to charge just £89 for cheap conveyancing should be treated with caution.

Here are some of the things to think about when you come across a “cheap” conveyancing firm:-

  • Read the Terms and Conditions CAREFULLY – many conveyancing firms will draw you in with a promise of cheap conveyancing, but when all their additional costs are added on, you could be in for a nasty surprise!
  • Go for value, rather than price – you get what you pay for. If you’re paying bargain basement prices, don’t expect a five-star customer experience from your conveyancing firm. Many so-called “cheap conveyancing firms” operate like a call centre, and instead of having your own dedicated conveyancing lawyer, you might end up being passed round from pillar to post – increasing stress levels in the process!
  • Get a conveyancing QUOTE, NOT an ESTIMATE – a quote should detail a break down of prices specific to your conveyancing transaction, giving you a reasonably accurate idea of what you can expect to pay. An estimate is just that – a guess! This can be subject to change, with the conveyancing firm adding on lots of hidden extras until your “cheap” conveyancing estimation becomes a nightmare conveyancing bill.
  • Do your research – Ask friends and family or visit money saving expert for advice on which conveyancing firms will take care of you!

So if you’re thinking about instructing a firm that advertises “cheap conveyancing”, be warned: cheap does not mean good. For peace of mind (not to mention far less stress) it’s always better to have your conveyancing taken care of by an expert who knows what they’re doing.

To find out how quick, stress free and simple 1st Property Lawyers can make your conveyancing process, get a great value, no obligation conveyancing quote now.


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