FAQs about conveyancing solicitors answered


Are you looking to buy or sell a home and have some questions?

At Andrew and Andrew, our conveyancing solicitors Portsmouth are here to help! We can offer advice in all areas of property law and will help you to feel more relaxed, whether this is your first time buying or selling or whether it is your 50th!

Here, some common questions we receive about our conveyancing solicitors Portsmouth are answered, do read on to learn more.

What does a legal expert in conveyancing do?

Conveyancing involves the legal transfer of a property from one person to another and as such, conveyancing solicitors Portsmouth help in all areas of this process.

Our team can assist with everything, from filling out mortgage applications to providing surveys of the property, all the way up to negotiating contracts.

We can also assist in more complex areas of property law, which we will talk about in a bit more depth later.

How do they differ from a conveyancer?

In short, our team of solicitors who specialise in conveyancing are able to offer not only the services needed to buy or sell a home, but can also provide guidance in other areas as well.

For instance, many of our team are able to offer advice on probate in relation to buying or selling a home too.

A conveyancer is trained in all areas of the law that revolve around property purchasing, but cannot deal with the more complex aspects that can accompany this. So if you are looking to buy a home that has undefined boundaries, for instance, you should aim to seek the advice of a legal team.

Are they expensive?

When it comes to buying or selling a home, you will want to get the best deal for your money.

And as such, it can be tempting to settle for the cheaper option when choosing a solicitor. However, this is rarely a good idea, even if you are trying to save pennies, as it can mean that areas of your house purchase or selling are delegated to less experienced members of a team, heightening the chances of these things falling through.

When you come to Andrew and Andrew, we will always assess your case before providing you with a quote of how much our services will cost. If we need to charge you with any additional fees, we will inform you before adding them to your final charge.

How do I choose a good solicitor in this area?

Every conveyancing member of our team at Andrew and Andrew is listed with the Law Society under this area, and each of them has extensive training and expertise in this field.

But it is also worth looking at some basic areas too; do all of the legal representatives on your shortlist return calls in a timely manner? Do they break down the technical jargon and help you to understand what is going on? Also, it is worth booking an appointment with any legal professional you wish to employ to assess if you feel comfortable with them.

If you do meet with our team but decide you want to look elsewhere for legal representation, that is entirely your decision!