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Cheap conveyancing quote and getting the real deal
Buying and selling is an expensive process which isn’t made any
cheaper by the legal fees involved. When you spot a cheap
conveyancing quote it can be very tempting to jump on it and make the most
of the deal. This is great if the service advertised is the one which
is delivered, however, unfortunately this is sometimes not the case.
Though the price may vary between conveyancing solicitors, and in particular with online conveyancing firms, the service provided should cover certain basic costs without any hidden charges. Competition in the conveyancing industry has lead some companies to resort to tactics such as advertising with extremely cheap conveyancing quotes, which exclude integral costs. As such those who are understandably lured in by the cheap conveyancing quote can be hit with unexpected expenses.
Some of these added charges are valid but are hidden in the small print, with the firm using cheap ‘headline rates’ to get people’s attention. However, some firms are not as honest and the extra costs should in fact be included in the ‘legal fee’ section of the quote. This includes things like contributions towards personal indemnity insurance, which is actually an overhead that all solicitors have to pay and should be included in the legal fee.
Where firms are only advertising their legal fee, which could for example be as little as £89, the conveyancing quote appears to be very cheap. However, the overall costs of the conveyancing including all the added charges could end up being around £3,000! Such a huge difference in price indicates that research into the conveyancing quote you are given is well worth it.
There are a few key potential hidden charges to look out for. The professional indemnity charge as mentioned above is one. Also covered in the basic legal fee should be charges for postage, phone calls etc, as well as completing the Stamp Duty Land Tax form and insurance for “no sale no fee”, which should be offered as standard.
Basically, a good quote should include all of the costs involved in the conveyancing process.
Added charges are not only unfair but are also going against the Solicitors Regulation Authorities’ recently introduced new rules, which make clear that headline prices should not be employed in order to mislead potential clients. Hopefully this will help end the unethical pricing practiced by some firms and improve the experience for consumers.
Why use Arc for your conveyancing?
About Arc and Cheap Conveyancing
Arc Property Solicitors specialise in cheap conveyancing. Unlike many other conveyancing companies we employ fully qualified solicitors - as well as conveyancers - to ensure we are able to provide a fast and thorough conveyancing service. As we're a registered solicitors practice, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. We have acted for thousands of home movers around the country and last year alone we handled in excess of £400m in property transactions.
We are committed to providing a modern, efficient and cheap conveyancing service from our head office in Harrogate, North Yorkshire. We've streamlined our procedures to speed up the conveyancing process, resulting in cost and time savings which we're able to pass onto our clients in the form of a fast, cheap conveyancing service.
At Arc we offer a great service, with cheap conveyancing solicitors, who will provide a cheap conveyancing quote which includes all potential costs, so you know exactly what you are getting and at a fair price.
So just remember to read the small print carefully and importantly to
use a conveyancing solicitor you know you can trust. We are proud that
our conveyancing service is cheaper than that of a lot of our
rivals and we believe that our fees are realistic, representing
excellent value for money. Many other conveyancing firms will charge a
premium fee to avoid the headline rates, but offer their clients very
little in terms of improved service levels. You can read more about
cheap conveyancing and hidden costs on our blog.
£3m Professional Indemnity Insurance
Our insurance company have the following to say about us:
"Arc Property Solicitors are a good firm operating in a tough market. Conveyancing is the highest risk category that we insure solicitors for and Arc's claim history is exceptional." Aon Ltd
Price Beater Guarantee
Found a cheap conveyancing quote? Now let us beat it!
We pride ourselves on being competitively priced and offer a price match guarantee - we will match or beat any like for like quote. If you find a cheaper conveyancing quote, just get in touch.
Simply forward our quotes team your cheapest quote and once we verify it we'll go out of our way to beat it!
You can call our quotes team on 0800 6129097
Fixed Price Conveyancing
Fixed-fee conveyancing is a service that we provide as standard, and it is often the best way to get a cheap conveyancing service.
If your circumstances or requirements do not change from the original instruction, your final price won't change.
For example, you subsequently instruct us to remortgage your property, then we would need to quote seperately for that.
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