When you are selling, buying or moving property it is important to choose the right solicitor.  
There are many factors to consider when making your decision, from location and size of firm to fees and services offered.  
In this blog post we will discuss what to look for in a solicitor and some things you may want to avoid.  
We will also take a look at the differences between corporate solicitors and smaller local firms.  
So, whether you are about to embark on your first property transaction or are simply looking for a change, read on for advice on how to find the perfect solicitor for you! 
The first thing to consider when choosing a solicitor is their location.  
If you are buying or selling property in Leicester, for example, it is advisable to use a firm with a good knowledge of the local area.  
Similarly, if you are moving house within the UK, you may want to use a solicitor who is based near your new home. 
Another important factor to consider is the size of the firm. If you are selling or buying a property, you will want to use a solicitor who has experience dealing with transactions of this nature.  
However, if you are simply moving house, a smaller local firm may be more suitable for your needs. 
When it comes to fees, it is important to shop around and compare the charges of different firms.  
Remember, you are not obliged to use the first solicitor you speak to! It is also worth bearing in mind that some solicitors offer fixed-fee services, which can be helpful if you are working to a tight budget. 
When choosing a solicitor, it is also important to consider the services they offer.  
For example, some firms offer a ‘no move, no fee’ service, which means you will not be charged if your sale or purchase falls through.  
Other firms may offer a free initial consultation, which can be useful if you are unsure about whether you need legal assistance. 
Finally, when choosing a solicitor it is important to consider the personality of the individual or team you will be working with. 
After all, you want to ensure you are comfortable communicating with your solicitor and feel confident that they have your best interests at heart. 
In summary, there are many factors to consider when choosing a solicitor.  
By taking the time to research your options and compare different firms, you can be sure to find a solicitor who is right for you.  
And, if you’re ever in doubt, remember that you can always ask for recommendations from family and friends. 
For more information or if you would like to chat about solicitors in the local area, please contact us! We are here to help! 
Thank you for reading. 
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