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where can I get cheapest conveyance?

Hello All

Thanks to some a restructure at work I now have the opportunity to sell up and move back home (the North East). Being a keen MSE I obviously want to do this as cheaply as possible. Therefore I was hoping for some pointer towards reducing the solicitor fees on selling and buying.

I have no problem doing this online

Many thanks

Bilk

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  • Han_naH
    Han_naH Posts: 268
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    I found two cheapies.

    Joslin Rhodes:

    http://www.joslinrhodes.co.uk/index.php

    and

    http://conveyancingsolicitors.biz/?source=google

    The former for me was £315 all-in (freehold, selling only) and the latter was £443.

    I have gone ahead with Joslin Rhodes, who appear to be a "middle man" who then passed me to Archers Solicitors.

    I am fine with this, as the price is still cheap and fixed and everything is as it should be in terms of credibility of the solicitor and progress etc.

    Thanks.

    Lee.
  • vansboy
    vansboy Posts: 6,483
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    we had ane mail from British Gas - http://www.house.co.uk they seem to be offering a good value service, too!

    Not used them though - so NOT recommended, from experience!!

    VB
  • Do not go cheap on solicitors - you can come unstuck!!!

    Use a recommended local specialist conveyancer!
  • Bilk
    Bilk Posts: 36 Forumite
    I found two cheapies.

    Joslin Rhodes:

    http://www.joslinrhodes.co.uk/index.php

    and

    http://conveyancingsolicitors.biz/?source=google

    The former for me was £315 all-in (freehold, selling only) and the latter was £443.

    I have gone ahead with Joslin Rhodes, who appear to be a "middle man" who then passed me to Archers Solicitors.


    Thanks everyone,

    I to found https://www.joslinrhodes.co.uk an like the look of the set up, as they seem weel covered in the case of anything going wrong. Just to clarify did they pass you over to a local firm?
  • Han_naH
    Han_naH Posts: 268
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    Yes they passed me to another solicitor, who is very effective and prompt by the look of things so far.

    The price is fixed as originally with Joslin Rhodes.

    I thought the £35 no fee idea is quite apt in the current market...
  • Does anybody else have experience of using Joslin Rhodes or other online services?

    good or bad!!

    Thanks
  • trippy
    trippy Posts: 539
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    On this recommendation, I went with Joslin Rhodes who passed me on to Archers Law. I have to say I am really disappointed with the level of service from the solicitors so much so that I have hunted out this posting to add my thoughts.

    It is impossible to get hold of them, they don't return your phone calls, they tell you nothing, told us 4 days before we were supposed to complete that we couldn't exchange as they still had some outstanding queries and we're still waiting 4 weeks later for them to resolve one of those queries! Everyone else in the chain is waiting to move and I STILL can't get hold of Archers to find out why they haven't been chasing up this query!

    So don't choose them if you're in a rush! It has taken us 12 weeks so far!
  • mandi
    mandi Posts: 11,932
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    Get someone local..
    A, saves on big telephone bills
    B.If things dont go right you can go to your solicitors office and sort out the problem
    C, shop around and negotiate, you will find Big differences from one solicitor to another
  • Has anyone found its worth using an all in one, fixed fee, no sale no fee solicitor over a more local one that isn't. Having looked through several quotes on each side, I am still confused as to which to choose. Obviously the no sale no fee are more expensive and there is the added factor of paying for disbursements even if it doesn't go through.

    I just don't know what to do........:(
  • benjus
    benjus Posts: 5,433
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    I recently remortgaged and looked at a few online options as well as a national firm and a local solicitor that the mortgage broker recommeneded. The local firm gave me a competitive (less than £50 more than the cheapest online one), fixed quote so I decided that it was a safer option and went for it. They were excellent - they sent me letters at every stage in the process and were always available to take my calls. I don't regret using the local firm and I probably will again.
    Let's settle this like gentlemen: armed with heavy sticks
    On a rotating plate, with spikes like Flash Gordon
    And you're Peter Duncan; I gave you fair warning
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