A solicitor or conveyancer will handle all the legal aspects of buying or selling a property for you. A good one will keep you updated regularly, and can support you by answering questions about the process of buying a property.
To carry out all the legal work when buying and selling your home solicitors will charge legal fees. Legal fees are typically £850-£1,500 including VAT at 20%. They will also do local searches, which will cost you £250-£300, to check whether there are any local plans or problems.
For the buyer, a property solicitor will undertake a review of the legal title to assess if there are any issues that could stop you from buying the property, reselling it again in the future to someone else or from registering a charge over the title (even if you aren't getting a mortgage yourself).
We at Mortgage Tree have an excellent panel of solicitors which you may use if don’t already have one. These solicitors are some of the best in the UK offering very competitive fees. Just ask and we can provide you with a quote.