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Reviews on Nationwide's Fixed Fee Conveyancing Service

Hello there,
I am looking for reviews/advice on possiibly using Nationwide's Fixed Fee Conveyance service for buying a home.  I have searched the MSE boards, and found a post from 2013 where they receive rather mixed, mostly negative reviews. 

I'm wondering if they have improved since 2013 and would be very grateful if you would reply to this thread about your experience using them.  I am trying to decide between them and just going for a local, independent conveyancer (although one who works with Nationwide regularly, as I understand if they aren't on an approved list things can take longer to process). Many thanks!


  • propertyrental
    propertyrental Posts: 2,206
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    I'd ignore a 10/11/ year old review. Perhaps extend your search beyond mse.
    But my preference is always for a local firm so walk  down your high street, visit 2 or 3 and ask for quotes.  Get a feel for what you think of them.
    And check they are on the Nationwide list.
  • EssexHebridean
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    I’d second the suggestion to use someone local - and yes you are right about them already been “approved” by Nationwide - you need to ask whether the firm you are considering are “on Nationwide’s panel” as this means that they will then be able to act for both you and Nationwide (providing Nationwide instruct them to do so, although for an existing panel solicitor this is usually a simple formality) in the transaction, and this speeds things up and can save on costs too.
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