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Should I use my Estate Agent’s recommended Conveyancer?

Estate agents sometimes recommend that you use a certain ‘trusted’ solicitor or conveyancer. But should you trust the Estate Agent’s recommendation?

Well for a start, can you put you trust all estate agents? No, you anybody these days and polls suggest that estate agents are consistently voted one of the least trustworthy professions (just behind politicians). But what alternative motive could Agent’s possibly have?

Well it’s all about money. Estate agents make money through a number of different avenues, and some make money from conveyancer leads. Most Estate Agents get commission from the Conveyancer for every case they recommend.

Does it matter?

Estate Agents tend to recommend the conveyancer/solicitor that pays the highest commission rather than the one that offers the best service. So if your Estate Agent does recommend someone, be weary, they might not be the best option. You might be able to find a cheaper and more reliable conveyancer than the one they recommend.

How else can you find a reliable conveyancer/solicitor?

It’s not hard, the best way to find any reliable service these days is to:

  • Ask friends and family
  • Look online (make sure you check reviews/comparisons)

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