At Co-op Legal Services all of our instant online Conveyancing quotes include a No Sale No Fee Guarantee. When we have provided you with a written quote for the agreed work, that price will not change.
When you are moving to a new home there are so many things to think about – mortgages, removal costs, exchange of contracts or house chains falling down around your ears. Comparing Solicitors or Conveyancing services is probably not on the top of your list, if on your list at all, but you would be surprised about the very real difference between the cost, services and offerings of conveyancers and conveyancing Solicitors. As a result of these price differences, it is worth taking the time to put some thought into this as it can save you some money.
Co-op Legal Services are happy to provide you with a Free Conveyancing Quotation, which includes a No Sale No Fee guarantee. This means if your property sale falls through you will not pay any conveyancing fees or charges. This means you are fully protected. In addition, because we offer fixed price conveyancing, the price you are quoted is the price you will pay. This allows you to budget without worrying about any hidden costs or nasty surprises. We also help people nationally across the UK, so whether you are in England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, we can provide you with a fixed price conveyancing quote including a No Sale No Fee Guarantee.
No Sale No Fee Guarantee
Some conveyancing services and Solicitors are offering this promise, although you should check out the small print carefully – what does this actually mean? No Sale No Fee usually means that your conveyancer will not charge you for any of the conveyancing fees you incur when moving home. This has aligned the legal process of conveyancing with Estate Agents who don't get paid at all unless they sell your home.
Do be aware though, this does not include any costs incurred by a Solicitor such as local authority searches. Even with a No Sale No Fee Guarantee you will have to pay these costs that are known as Disbursements.
Compare Like for Like Quotes
Your first option is get quotes from a range of conveyancers and Solicitors who do conveyancing. This will give you a really good indication of the price differences. You should be aware that price is not the only consideration you should take on board though as you could be comparing quotes that are not like for like. Therefore so that you know exactly what you are comparing, you should request a full quotation outlining all the elements that are included and the cost of each element.
In addition, you should ensure that the conveyancing price you are quoted is the price you will actually pay – this is a fixed fee quotation and should not increase in price by the end of the conveyancing process. Stamp Duty Land Tax and Land Registry fees should already be calculated in any quotation you receive as this is based on the purchase price of the property, and there should be no hidden fees or charges that you will have to pay that are not included right from the outset. Otherwise this is not really a fixed fee quotation.
When making price comparisons, compare the contents of the quote and consider any additional fees that are not included.
Should I Choose a Solicitor or Conveyancer?
This is a difficult question to answer and really it is all about your preference. Conveyancers are specialists in conveyancing and whilst they are not qualified Solicitors, they are experts in their field. A high street Solicitor will deal with all areas of law, but would probably not experience the volume of conveyancing work completed by a conveyancer. If price is your differentiator, you may find that a conveyancer is slightly cheaper than a conveyancing Solicitor, but remember to check and compare the quotes you are given.
If any conveyancing quotes you get don't include a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, then it's time to contact Co-op Legal Services wherever you are in the UK.