Until 1987 solicitors had a monopoly on conveyancing. The law was changed to allow licenced conveyancers in on the act. Most people still use solicitors – though this is probably due to ignorance of an alternative. They cost £350 plus.
Licenced Conveyancers specialise in the work so should be keener not to get a reputation for messing up peoples deals by being slow. They are generally seen as being more efficient than solicitors.
Licenced Conveyancers can cost from £100 upwards – though it’s said that anything less than £150 should be regarded with suspicion. They often cost the same as a solicitor – despite being arguably better value.
Add the associated costs (eg Search fees, Land Registry fees, electronic transfer fees) and it’s at least £400.
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