Should you use an online conveyancing solicitors?

From mobile apps to conveyancing dashboards, online solicitor services are fast becoming the norm. There are a lot of advantages to using an online conveyancing solicitors including saving time, accessing information quickly and clear and concise language.

Of course, it is entirely up to you whether you choose to instruct a conveyancer online or in person, but we hope this mini guide helps you decide! 

Some of the most popular advantages of online conveyancing can really have the potential to move your property transaction smoothly along…

Allows you to budget for fees in advance

Online conveyancing allows you to get a quote upfront, no matter whether you’re buying, selling or remortgaging. For example, you can use our online Conveyancing Calculator to work out the fees for buying a property, selling a property and even remortgaging your home.  

Online conveyancing can be far more transparent with regards to costs. If, say, you are a first-time buyer looking to buy a property for £240,000 then this is how the fees may look:

Conveyancing costs example

We believe it’s so important to be fully prepared for all the costs involved with moving house, so online conveyancing can be a great way to stay on top of costs. 

All of our online quotes include dealing with redeeming your existing mortgage (whether sale of remortgage transactions), professional indemnity insurance, all postage and printing, no completion no fee and acting for your mortgage lender. 

No completion, no fee

One of the biggest benefits of an online conveyancing service is the “No completion, no fee” policy. This applies to our own legal fees for straightforward cases. For example, if the chain falls through you won’t have to pay legal fees. This includes where a party up or down a chain pulls out or if we advise that you shouldn’t proceed due to an adverse search, survey, mortgage valuation or other matter. 

However, we do charge a fee in some cases, especially when it comes to more complex issues, but it depends on a case-by-case basis. The policy also doesn’t count if you’re the party pulling out of the chain because of a change in your personal or financial circumstances. 

You don’t need to visit any offices 

Online conveyancing means everything is done via email or by phone. This can save so much time when you’re already dealing with so much. You are obviously more than welcome to visit our offices if you prefer that! But we find that many of our clients like to save time and use our online conveyancing service. Here’s what some of them thought about our service:

Found your dream home? Don’t forget to instruct a solicitor when the time comes for completion!