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When should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

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Keen to speed up the conveyancing process?

Regardless of whether you’ve just bought your first property or your spouse handled every detail of your last home sale, it’s important to understand the role a conveyancing solicitor plays in this process and when you should get in touch with one.

Below, the knowledgeable team at Wilson Browne Solicitors explain how to instruct a solicitor for conveyancing and when you should start this process.

When should you instruct a conveyancing solicitor?

Instructing a solicitor for conveyancing should be done as early as possible once you’ve either accepted an offer or have had an offer accepted on a property.

However, many individuals will choose to contact a conveyancing solicitor prior to house-hunting or putting their own home on the market as this can help get the conveyancing process underway.

Not to mention, as a seller, instructing a solicitor for conveyancing prior to accepting an offer can be beneficial for speeding up your property sale.

This is because a wide range of necessary paperwork can be completed by a solicitor without an offer on the table. This includes obtaining copies of your title deeds from the Land Registry, preparing the contract (minus the price), and carrying out restrictive covenant checks.

How to instruct a solicitor for conveyancing

When it comes to instructing a solicitor for conveyancing, it’s crucial that you do your research beforehand.

Instead of quickly opting for the first solicitor you find once you’ve had an offer accepted, exploring all your options and choosing a reliable solicitor ahead of time could save you money, time, and all kinds of unwanted headaches.

How our residential conveyancing team can help

Ready to get in touch with a residential conveyancing solicitor to support you with your property purchase? Contact the expert team of experienced solicitors at Wilson Browne Solicitors today.

With our professional residential conveyancing services, you’ll benefit from a free initial assessment, clear and transparent pricing, direct access to your legal team, and quality assurance.

For comprehensive answers to more conveyancing-related questions like ‘when should I instruct a conveyancing solicitor’, please don’t hesitate to contact us today – the first call is always free!

You can either give us a call on 0800 088 6004 or get in touch by filling our online contact form. Alternatively, why not pay us a visit? We’ve opened offices across the Midlands including locations like Leicester, Northampton, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, and Higham Ferrers and Rushden.

However you choose to register your interest in our residential conveyancing services, we hope to hear from you soon.

Jenny Woodruff


Jenny Woodruff


Jenny is a Partner and head of the Residential Conveyancing Team. She has extensive knowledge of the conveyancing process, including: dealing with freehold and leasehold sales & purchases; new build purchases; remortgages; transfers of equity; shared ownership; help to buy transactions & general property advice.