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    Cheap Conveyor For Purchasing A House

    Were buying our first house and cant believe how it costs for the legal fees cost. Were 1st time buyers, buying new build with no stamp duty.

    Can any one point me in the right direction for cheap legal/conveyencing?

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    Don't forget you pay for what you get.

    If you are buying a house, sub £150k with mortgage expect to pay between £350 - 450 add another £200 if its a flat.

    ericagradus

    Don't forget you pay for what you get.If you are buying a house, sub … Don't forget you pay for what you get.If you are buying a house, sub £150k with mortgage expect to pay between £350 - 450 add another £200 if its a flat.



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    It's worth paying for a good one, it will take the stress out of it

    Please go for a solicitor who is near to you. Saves you a lot of hassles sending and receiving through posts...

    rsethi

    Please go for a solicitor who is near to you. Saves you a lot of hassles … Please go for a solicitor who is near to you. Saves you a lot of hassles sending and receiving through posts...


    agree with the above, get the yellow pages out and phone all your local ones up and get a quote over the phone its much better having someone you can go in and talk to particulary if its your first property purchase


    rsethiPlease go for a solicitor who is near to you. Saves you a lot of … rsethiPlease go for a solicitor who is near to you. Saves you a lot of hassles sending and receiving through posts...



    Wish we'd done this....
    Also ask the estate agent to see if they know which solicitors the vendor is using if you use the same one it may speed things up (ours took about 18 weeks! - so slow!!)

    Original Poster

    cheers for the advice guys, but every one so far has come back around £900, surely thats over the top.

    stuyd

    cheers for the advice guys, but every one so far has come back around … cheers for the advice guys, but every one so far has come back around £900, surely thats over the top.



    Without sounding to pessimistic, from experience thats about right. Not cheap, not expensive but pretty normal.

    Shop around and you may be able to get it cheaper ut don' expect more than £100 0ff that.

    A good tip is to see who your work or employers deal though. If its a small business and they deal through local representation. If so, go to them and ask for a discount. If your employers throws a lot of work their way then they should offer a discount in order to keep people happy and retain thier business.

    I tried this and was offered a 15% discount. Although I was recommended a different solicitor and went through them instead, but it shows that should shouldn't be shy when asking for a discount.

    Out of sheer coincidence, I moved next door to a solicitor to the firm I rejected.
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