Common Myths About Conveyancing

Research in the 1980s showed that the average time for a family living in a property was around ten years. This figure has now risen to an estimated 14 years. This means that, with changes in the law and property market, whatever is involved in the process of house buying will have been forgotten years later by homeowners – but not by recommended conveyancing companies. When only dealing in property every 14 years, people will naturally be out of touch with developments and myths and rumours may also affect decisions.


The greatest misconception is that it is difficult to get an appointment with a conveyancing solicitor. This can be true sometimes, but using an online conveyancer saves time in both travelling and waiting. There is nothing easier than being helped through the process by a conveyancer who is available any time of day. Our Conveyancing Calculator is an invaluable tool for you to choose the conveyancer who is the best choice for your next move, at the right price.

Talking of prices, it is also a myth that cheapest is always best. While prospective buyers may find that they save money in the short-term, attention to detail is often missing and work may be unnecessarily rushed. Conveyancers offering the cheapest service may not offer a fixed, up-front fee for all the work involved up to completion. Buyers using a supposedly bargain service may find themselves facing an unexpected bill at the end of the process.

Now that we all use the internet, it is no longer necessary to use a conveyancer locally. While professionals such as surveyors and valuers will benefit from their local experience, conveyancing is a legal process that is the same everywhere in the country. The law is the same in England and Wales, only slightly differing in Northern Ireland. In Scotland, the law differs greatly, but our Conveyancing Calculator can help wherever you are looking to buy or sell a property.

Research is something that will costs homebuyers nothing. Your estate agent may recommend a conveyancer, but they are providing this on a commission basis, and their recommendation may not be the best service or the best choice for the buyer.

Many buyers have been close to tears of frustration with the time the conveyancing process can take, but the internet has been a life saver in this respect. Conveyancing, like everything else these days has moved with the times. The internet enables everything involved to be faster and simpler, so what was formerly a long and complicated process can be done in just a few weeks, rather than a few months or more.

Any product or service will be advertised at different prices for the same thing. But there is more to a legal service like conveyancing. Our Conveyancing Calculator will help prospective homebuyers choose from independently reviewed, rated and recommended conveyancing services, all offering a complete, reliable service at competitive rates, as well as fixed fee guarantees.

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