Diary of a high street conveyancer: 18th March 2024

So National Conveyancing Week is over – and what a week it was!

From on line panel discussions to awards ceremonies  – it had everything that a conveyancer needs! We can see where the market is going and what is likely to be of interest to us in the next year.

As I have often said, conveyancing is such a wide area of law. Conveyancers specialise within conveyancing and there are firms which will not act in certain areas of conveyancing.  Many firms are not acting where the property is impacted by the Building Safety Act; many conveyancers will not act in new build transactions.

It is a fascinating area in which to work. The models of firms differ so greatly – from small high street practices to large ‘call centre’ type firms, and, as I have discussed at length, the fees charged by firms differ greatly.

Where would you go if you were a client? Which type of firm would you go to? Would you go with the firm recommended by the agent or would you go with the firm with the best reviews? Would you go with firms that claim to get you exchanged within a three week period? Would you go with a firm where you knew you could get to speak with the person who was acting for you?

If I were a client, I would not know where to start. It is like comparing apples with washing up liquid – but there is one thing that I think we all believe in – whether we work in a small or large firm, we all want the best for our clients.

So let’s congratulate ourselves for what we do, not just in one week but fifty two weeks of the year.  Every week is National Conveyancing week in my eyes! And conveyancers should be applauded every day!

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