When selling or purchasing a home, you need to be confident that your conveyancing solicitor knows what they are doing. You don’t need a large added expense, but you want someone who will be there when you need them. Salerno Law has had over 20 years experience with commercial and residential conveyancing in Queensland.
If this is your first time purchasing or selling a property, you might wonder how you go about choosing a conveyancing solicitor
Finding a Conveyancing Solicitor in 5 Easy Steps
Research, research, research
There is no rule that you need to go with the first conveyancing solicitor that you find. Like finding a real estate agent or a mortgage broker, it is always best to talk to two or three solicitors first to find out if they are a fit for you.
Ask family & friends
Getting personal feedback from family and friends can be one of the best ways to find a conveyancing solicitor. Don’t be afraid to ask family, friends or colleagues for recommendations. Conversely, don’t be afraid to ask if there is anyone you should stay away from.
Ask your agent
Some people like to ask their agent for a recommendation. Most agents have been in the game long enough to know which conveyancing solicitors are easy to deal with. Add them to your list of businesses to talk to. Make sure you ask if the agent gets a referral fee for recommendations; you don’t want to go with a solicitor who is only recommended due to the agent getting commission.
What type of property are you buying
The type of property you are buying may influence the type of solicitor you use. If you are buying a residential property, you don’t want a conveyancing solicitor who deals with commercial properties only and vice versa.
Decide between fixed fees or fees per service offered
Whether you choose a fixed fee service or an option where you are charged per service provided, it is really down to your own situation. You don’t always want to choose the cheapest option, but you need to set your own budget and work within that. Find out what those solicitors on your original list provide for their fees, and use that as part of your decision making process.
The Salerno Law team have offices on the Gold Coast, the Sunshine Coast and in Brisbane, ensuring you have access to a high quality conveyancing team for your next property sale or purchase. Contact Salerno Law now for a discussion on your next property sale or purchase.