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Are you ready for a change? Is it time to put your house on the market? Or maybe you're thinking of buying? 

Whatever property change you have in mind, you'll need a conveyancer to help with the legal work involved - and that's where we come in. At Homeward Legal, we help you to find the right solicitor to make the property buying and selling process as smooth as possible. 

Although it can be difficult to compare conveyancing quotes and fees, with homeward legal you can instantly see how much our services provided by a solicitor will cost. By being able to calculate this essential part of the property buying and selling process early on, you can easily budget and get the ball rolling.

What is conveyancing?

Understanding what conveyancing is before you start your conveyancing quotes comparison means you're more likely to know what you're looking for in a conveyancer or conveyancing solicitor.  

Simply put, conveyancing is the legal and administrative work carried out by a solicitor or licensed conveyancer when property or land is bought or sold in the UK. As this is a significant part of any property sale or purchase, it's important that the solicitor is qualified and skilled in addressing both the common and more complex issues that can arise. 

At Homeward Legal, we provide legal services for home buyers and sellers, as well as landowners and investors. The solicitors we work with are fully trained and regulated, so you can be assured of a smooth conveyancing process when you choose us. We pride ourselves on making it easy for you to compare conveyancing solicitors so you can find the right one for you.

Why do I need a conveyancer?

It's not a requirement for you to hire a conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer. However, it is advisable to invest in one. You will find that, by doing so, the legalities and paperwork that come with a property sale or purchase are taken care of by professionals. They are skilled in navigating the pitfalls that come with changes in property ownership and know how to manage the conveyancing process, which can be complex. 

To help you decide on your conveyancer, you'll need to compare conveyancing quotes from different providers. This will give you an idea of the fees involved and help you to work out the best option for you.

What is a conveyancing fee? 

The conveyancing fee is the cost of hiring a conveyancer or solicitor to carry out the legal services for your property purchase or sale. The fees charged will depend on factors such as the type of property transaction and whether any additional conveyancing work is needed. You may also have to cover the cost of any extra administrative tasks. 

When you compare conveyancing quotes, you can see the fees that you are likely to pay. From there, you can decide which quote works for you.  

What fees can I expect to pay? 

Being aware of the things you'll be charged for once your property has been sold or your land has been bought will help you to get an estimate of the overall costs. The fees are divided into two parts: 

  • Legal fees

These are charged by the solicitor or conveyancer for the work they do. Whether you're buying, selling, or transferring equity, you'll need to cover the cost of the conveyancing work involved.  

These are services supplied by third parties like searches and Land Registry fees. Your solicitor will arrange these additional services, so they fall under the overall conveyancing fee. You might have to pay for these services before the work can be carried out while others will be added to the bill once the transaction is completed. 

When you get a quote from Homeward Legal, the legal price we quote you is the price you'll pay, ensuring you can easily carry out a conveyancing comparison before any work starts, with no hidden costs.*  

What am I looking for when I do a conveyancing comparison?

Solicitors have become accessible online in recent years. So, there are more opportunities available for property buyers and sellers to compare conveyancing quotes, fees, and services from the comfort of their home. 

With Homeward Legal, you'll be able to get the best of both worlds. Our quote gives you peace of mind that the legal price we quote you is the price you'll pay with no hidden costs,* should you choose to compare conveyancing quotes online. If you decide to proceed with us, we'll then match you with a fully qualified solicitor and if asked, we will try and match you with a solicitor who has a detailed knowledge of your local area, however this may not be the case for everyone. 

There are several things to consider when you're comparing conveyancing services. To help you through the process, here's a look at some of the key things to factor in: 

A solicitor or a conveyancer? 

A conveyancing solicitor and licensed conveyancer have very similar roles. However, there is a difference between the two. A conveyancer is a property specialist, while a solicitor is a qualified lawyer. 

Conveyancers are skilled in the conveyancing process but can't handle any complex legal issues. A conveyancing solicitor, on the other hand, can provide a range of legal services and are able to cover any additional issues that might arise with legislation and property laws. 

It's worth taking the time to weigh up the benefits of both as conveyancing can be a complicated process. If you have any questions, get in touch with our team by calling and we'll be happy to help. 

Shopping around

The simplest way to plan out the costs of your property sale or purchase is to get some quotes. Shopping around in this way gives you the chance to see how much the average cost of conveyancing is so you can properly budget. 

When looking at the costs involved, you'll need to check how you'll be charged, too. You might be given a fixed fee, an hourly rate, or the cost of conveyancing might be taken from a percentage of the property price. 

You can get an instant online quote for your conveyancing needs. Alternatively, call us on to help complete your conveyancing comparison. We're open seven days a week (including bank holidays) and until 8pm on most weekdays, so our team is on hand to help you.  

*Fixed Legal Fee - Your quote from Homeward Legal will cover common conveyancing costs in line with the information you've provided to us. Depending on the specific circumstances of your transaction, and after discussion with your solicitor, there may be additional non-standard fees which would be in addition to the fee quoted by Homeward Legal. 

**No-Completion Protection protects your fixed fee quote in the event that your property transaction falls-through. To secure this benefit, a transferable administration fee of £125+VAT is taken at the point of instruction and then deducted from your final bill. It is not an extra fee. Should your transaction fail to complete, for whatever reason, you will pay no further fees on that transaction. Your initial payment will rollover to your next instruction with us and will be used against the balance of your legal fees on your completion statement.

There is no time limit to returning and re-instructing Homeward Legal, and no limit to the number of times that the initial payment can be rolled over.

Should you cancel your transaction within 14 days, for any reason, your initial payment will be refunded in full. After 14 days, if you subsequently decide not to proceed with a Homeward Legal solicitor, your initial payment will be used to cover the administration costs incurred to date. No further payment will be necessary.

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