According to the most recent statistics conveyancing remains by far the most complained about area of law yet it appears this message is not getting through to the public.
Almost a quarter of all legal complaints (24%) relate to the purchase and sale of property, according to statistics by the Legal Ombudsman, in its report to the end of March 2018.
However, too many of the public seem to be choosing their legal advisor to help them through the conveyancing process with poorly thought through choices.
We at Dale and Newbery believe poorly thought through decisions and choices based on cost alone are causing needless stress, with some house sales falling through and adding an unbearable strain to those involved in the house buying and selling process.
It is the case that in most people’s lives buying a home is the biggest financial transaction they will ever undertake.
However, we see buyers choosing to use low-cost online options, or solicitors in other parts of the country recommended by the estate agents (often in return for a fee) rather than a tried and trusted local solicitor that will act in their interests.
It has to be emphasized that it is vital that homebuyers ensure their legal choice is an approved one by their lenders. Dale and Newbery are approved by all major lender and High Street Banks etc.
Property transactions can be complex and sometimes a buyer/seller speaking to his solicitor face to face is often the best way of overcoming issues.
A personal service where local firms act for their clients on the basis of making sure that every detail has been scrutinized is something that gives great peace of mind.