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To get a range of estimates for conveyancing from solicitors and conveyancers in your local area please complete the form below. We will then instantly provide a number of estimates from different suppliers together with their contact details. You will be able to contact them quickly and efficiently. There is no intermediary.

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Short Summary of Terms & Conditions

This website will help you find suppliers who provide property services.  When you enter your details and press submit, the system will immediately give you the contact details of the suppliers covering your local area.  Where appropriate, initial estimates will also be instantly provided. You can then contact any of the suppliers directly. In addition, your details will be sent to each of the suppliers listed, so they will also be able to contact you. Your details will not be forwarded to any other third parties. Your email address is required but if you do not want to provide your telephone number, please enter 0000. Using this website will not commit you to placing any orders or paying any money. If you do place an order with one of the suppliers, you will be dealing directly with them.  In most cases there is no middle man. Suppliers on this website pay advertising fees to be listed, they do not pay any commission to Local Surveyors Direct. Before placing an order you should ensure that your chosen supplier has satisfactory qualifications, accreditation, experience and insurance. You will receive an email from us requesting feedback a few weeks later. After that we will not use your details again.

Detailed Summary of Terms and Conditions

This agreement describes the terms and conditions of your use, as a Client, of our services provided under the domain and sub-domains of our websites.

For the purposes of this agreement these websites are all refered to as 'The Website'

By using these websites you are agreeing to be bound by this agreement and by our Privacy Policy

The Website

The Website is a tool to facilitate surveyors, engineers and the like (Members) to promote their services to Clients. Members provide information about themselves, their services and their fees (Members Information) which is stored on the Website.  Selected parts of Members' Information may be displayed on the Website and emailed to you in response to your enquires so that you can contact them.  Members will be informed by email whenever any of their information is displayed and/or emailed to you, along with your details so that they can contact you.  We are not involved in any discussions, negotiations or agreements between Members and Clients.

Member's Information

We do not review or check the accuracy or legality of Member's Information.  You are responsible for checking that any Member's Information which you may rely upon is correct.  In particular before placing an order with a member it is your responsibility to ensure that the member has satisfactory qualifications, accreditations, experience and insurance suitable for your requirement.

In the event that any incorrect or misleading Member's Information comes to your attention you must inform us immediately, by email, so that we can request the Member to correct or remove it.

Member's Services and Estimates

Members must only offer to carry out work for which they are sufficiently knowledgeable, experienced, competent and able to carry out, taking into account all relevant factors, including the type of work, the age and type of the property concerned, and its geographical location (Services).  The offer of a Service or the provision of an estimate (Estimate) for a Service through the Website is based on limited information and does not constitute a contract or binding offer.

Client Information

Any information which you provide about yourself to the Website is known as Client Information, and you warrant that this is genuine and correct.  You agree that any Client Information may be passed to Members to allow them to promote their Services to you.  Client Information will be treated with full confidentiality and will not be passed to any other third party.

Continuous Operation

We will use our reasonable endeavors to ensure that the Website and Members Information is always available to Clients.  However, we cannot and do not guarantee a continuous, uninterrupted operation as this could be affected by many factors beyond our control as well as our need to maintain and further develop the Website. 

Improper Use

You must use the Website only for the purpose of obtaining information about Members and their Services, and Estimates for their Services in respect of genuine enquiries.  You must not use the Website in any improper manner or for any fraudulent purpose, nor with the intention of doing so.

Computer Viruses

You must ensure that you do not upload any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything which could interfere with the normal operation of the Website or any other computer, or which could intercept, access, gather or export data from the Website.

Liability

In the event that you have any grievance, complaint or claim against a Member, you agree to pursue this directly with the Member, without involving us. We would request that you do inform us of any such event so that we can take any other actions that we feel appropriate.

Limitation of Liability

Nothing in this agreement shall limit or exclude our liability for fraudulent misrepresentation, or for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence. Subject to this, we will not be held liable for any loss or damages arising out of this agreement or the operation or non operation of the Website.

Revisions

This agreement may revised at any time, without notice, by displaying the revised agreement on the Website.

Notices

Notices to us must be delivered to our registered office, The Stables, Rear of 60 The Avenue, Southampton SO17 1XS.

Notices to you will be sent to the email address or postal address which you have provided.

Governing Law

This agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with English law. If any provisions of this agreement are held to be invalid or unenforceable, such provision shall be struck out and the remaining provisions shall remain. 

The above are the terms and conditions for Clients using the website.  For the terms and conditions for members listed on the website please click here.

 

To get a range of estimates for conveyancing from solicitors and conveyancers in your local area please complete the form above. We will then instantly provide a number of estimates from different suppliers together with their contact details. You will be able to contact them quickly and efficiently. There is no intermediary.

Conveyancing

Please note that any stamp duty costs assume that you are not a first time buyer.

Conveyancing costs

Costs vary as some transactions are more complex than others. Conveyancing cost for a typical property can range from £500 to more than £1,500 for a purchase and sale but is less for a single transaction.

Costs broadly break down into two parts: the solicitor or conveyancer fee and payments to third parties for checks and searches, known as disbursements. Please ask for a breakdown.

The solicitor or conveyancer basic fee to buy or sell a house can range from £250 to £1,000. 

If you are selling, local authority searches vary from £50 to £500 while Land Registry fees are approximately £50 to £500. Further disbursements may be required eg chancel repair liability search, drainage search, environmental search.

Stamp duty is a separate cost which must be paid by the buyer and ranges from zero to five per cent of the property value. For current rates see www.hmrc.gov.uk

About our service

Although we won’t be making any recommendations, we try to supply you with the information you need to find a supplier who can help you.

We recognise price isn’t everything. Before placing an order, you should ensure your chosen supplier has adequate qualifications, experience, insurance and registration.

Customer satisfaction is important to us. We aim to provide a great service. We will send you a feedback email about three weeks after you use our website but after that we won’t use your details again.

The suppliers listed pay a small fee – a few pounds - per sales lead. They don’t pay commission to Local Architects Direct for any orders placed.

Commonly asked questions

Q: What is conveyancing?
When a property is bought or sold, the legal ownership, known as title, must pass from the seller to the buyer. The process is called conveyancing.  A buyer must ensure that the seller is the owner, has the right to sell the property and there is nothing to stop a mortgage or resale.

Q: What is a conveyancer?
A conveyancer is a specialist solicitor who deals with the legal side of buying or selling a property (transfer of ownership). A conveyancer may also be a licensed conveyancer or fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. In the UK, they are regulated by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.

Q: Why is it important to use a conveyancer?
It’s important for a legal expert to go through the contract carefully to ensure the buyer secures title to the land with all the associated rights and is aware of restrictions before purchase. Your conveyancer will carry out a number of searches and checks on the property.

Q: What are the stages?
The conveyancing process begins with an offer on a property. The seller’s legal expert must then draw up a draft contract with details such as prices, boundaries and fixtures and fittings. An energy performance certificate should also be included. There are two major landmarks: exchange of contracts and completion. Under English law, agreements are not legally binding until contracts are exchanged

Q: What do solicitor or conveyancers do?
They carry out the searches and pre-contract enquiries. The seller’s solicitor or conveyancer will prepare the draft contract to be approved by the buyer’s solicitor as well as collect and prepare property information to give to the seller’s solicitor, in line with Law Society’s protocol.

Q: What searches are done?
A standard search could include requesting information from the local authority, for example, of any planned developments, disputes, road works or rights of way, that may affect the property. The local water company may also be contacted to confirm sewers, mains and pipes are maintained by them. Less common searches include:  finding out if the property is liable to a Chancel charge from a local church, environmental research such as history of flooding.

Q How long does it take?
It takes on average three months, but while some transactions are quick others may take longer.

 

 

 

Do you provide Conveyancing Services?

If you provide Conveyancing Services and you would like to be listed on the website, please complete the registration form and we will set you up with a trial.

Customer Feedback

Please see below for some of the feedback we have received about the Conveyancers we have got listed on our website:

David was fast, efficient and easy to get in contact with(phone or e-mail). Received the report on the property in less than a week.
S.C. , Birmingham
Excellent - good competitive fee. Experienced help and support, valuable useful . Prompt, courteous really helpful.
David, Banbury
Hi, I found your site very helpful and we did end up using one of the solicitors recommended by you. We felt more comfortable going with a firm which was in Liverpool and so easy enough to go to if needs be. Andrew Tyl of Bolton and Jones Solicitors is currently working on the slae of our property. Their service so far has been good. Hope this helps.
Kind regards, Cheryl.
The website was fine and provided price comparison details for two local solicitors whose quotes for conveyancing were far cheaper than other firms I had contacted. I chose May solicitors which I now know is a one woman company dealing only conveyancing. I have met Claire May and she appears organised and competent. She has quoted a price of £306 in connection with the sale of my house which is almost £200 cheaper than other local firms offered even after I had obtained some haggling discount. She has also been recommended by another independent source. Thanks for the service.
Paul Lomax from Frekleton (Blackpool, Preston).
Spoke to Terry who was very knowledgable and offered advice that ultimately meant he was turning work away but had the best interests of me in mind. Would definitely use again. Thanks
Amit, York

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