Comparing quotes - What to look out for

It should be easy to compare quotes from different solicitors when looking to buy or sell your house, shouldn't it? You would think it would just be the legal fee that will change, because everything else will be the same, right?

Well, it would make life simple if that was the case, but actually, there are several hidden charges to look out for and some of these charges are buried deep in the small print. For example, at least one popular on-line conveyancing company charges an archiving fee. Not only that - this is charged PER DOCUMENT.

Getting a quote online can be difficult. Yes, there are sites where you can get a selected few quotes in one go. You always have to put your personal details in and be ready for the follow up sales calls but at least you’ve been able to compare like for like, right? Wrong! Even with the quotation breakdown you’ve been given, you’re probably not seeing all of the costs.

Here at Nelson Myatt we like to be open and honest about our fees right from the start. We have created our own bespoke conveyancing calculator so you get the total price without having to tell us your life story. This means you can get lots of different quotes quickly.

If you haven't yet decided where you are going to move to and how much you should offer for a property, you can get a range of quotes to help you manage the house-moving budget.