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How to find the right conveyancer

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Often the first time people come into contact with a solicitor is when they buy their first home.  It can seem like a daunting initial conversation for some, but our friendly team are used to a wide range of property deals and have the right advice to suit your needs.

How to choose the right conveyancer

Emma Collinson from our residential property team guides you through the conveyancing process and what to look for when choosing a conveyancer:

  • When buying or selling a property, the first question you will be asked is the name and contact details of your conveyancing solicitor or licenced conveyancer.
  • Conveyancing is the legal side of moving home. Conveyancers are lawyers specialising in the legal process of transferring property ownership from one person to another.
  • When looking to instruct a solicitor or licenced conveyancer, most people will look online and compare firms and prices. It’s always a good idea to ask family and friends and go with their recommendations and look at the online reviews. Some people also ask their mortgage broker or estate agents for details.
  • Before you decide to go ahead and instruct, you should consider if you would prefer a local firm where you can pop into the office if you need to sign or hand in any paperwork; some people prefer that personal service or perhaps do not have access to computers. But more often, everything is done remotely and online. Since the pandemic, things have changed in solicitors' offices, and we are now used to dealing with properties from all over the country, so location is no longer a factor.

Why choose Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers?

We are one of the most prominent firms of solicitors in the local area with a very experienced team and are Accredited by the Law Society - Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

We have a high street presence with our main office in Oldham, but also other offices in Failsworth, as well as in our North Manchester office, which is right beside the A62 and the Manchester Outer Ring Road - perfect for those clients who are located further into Manchester.

Each client is assigned to one of our solicitors or conveyancers who will deal with your conveyancing transaction and will be your main point of contact. Clients like our friendly ‘can do’ attitude and come back to us time and time again for their next property moves.

We keep each other up to date on transactions, and so if one member of the team is unavailable, you can easily speak with another member of our team. We deal with a variety of clients from first time buyers to seasoned investors, and appreciate the importance of each and every house purchase. With this in mind, we aim to give our clients the best level of service we possibly can whilst at the same time maintaining our competitive prices.

We work closely with third party providers and continuously review our services to ensure that the conveyancing process goes as smoothly as possible for our clients – there is nothing better than that call to them to say it has all gone through and they can get on with their move.

What happens in the conveyancing process?

Firstly, we will ask for your ID as we need to check and verify everything as part of our due diligence. We also check if the house title is correct and check the mortgage offer and any special conditions.

  • If you’re buying a house, your conveyancer will carry out the required searches for the property and note any issues with the property or land.
  • If you’re selling, we sort out all your paperwork needed to complete for your buyers and the transaction.
  • If the survey has revealed anything we can negotiate on your behalf.

At Pearson, our conveyancing portal allows clients to keep up to date 24/7 on the progress of their purchase or sale, but we are also at the end of the phone or email for those clients who prefer the personal touch, and we can chase up the other side to progress the transaction and agree exchange and completion dates.

Finally, we advise on what funds are needed and transfer funds for the stamp duty if required.  After that, if you’re buying, we will register a change of ownership with the land registry for you.

How can we help

If you are looking to purchase a home or need advice on selling your property, give our conveyancers a call on 0161 785 3500 or

Please note that the information and opinions contained in this article are not intended to be comprehensive, nor to provide legal advice. No responsibility for its accuracy or correctness is assumed by Pearson Solicitors and Financial Advisers Ltd or any of its members or employees. Professional legal advice should be obtained before taking, or refraining from taking, any action as a result of this article.

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