Which Solicitor Should I Choose?

Conveyancing is a very important part of the buying and selling process. As a result, you will need a competent solicitor to safeguard your interests, to a point where you’re happy to sign on that all-important ‘dotted line’.

There’s no ‘one shoe fits all’ option, however there are two main avenues to choose from – local and online solicitors. Both have their advantages, which will suit your individual requirements. Before taking the next step and purchasing your property, it’s wise to make some enquiries to get an idea of the costs and best option for you. Call us for some impartial advice on 01884 253500.

Local Solicitors:

A local solicitor offers the advantage of meeting face-to-face. They also hold a wealth of local knowledge which could prove useful; they’ll understand local issues that might need an extra careful look.

Here’s the key benefits of using a local solicitor:

  • Personal touch – There’s the option of meeting face-to-face to talk things through and fully understand the transaction details.
  • Local knowledge and expertise – This can sometimes speed up the process and accuracy of the work carried out.
  • Accessible – This means you can pop in whenever you need to; no appointment necessary.

Below are some local solicitors in the Mid Devon and Somerset region:

Dunn & Baker (Cullompton & Exeter)

Pardoes (Taunton)

Ashfords (Tiverton)

Linnits (Tiverton)

Beviss & Beckingsale (Honiton)

Everys (Honiton)

WBW Solicitors (Honiton)

Scott Rowe (Axminster)

Slee Blackwell (South Molton)

Risdon Hosegood (Dulverton)

Veitch Penny (Crediton & Exeter)

Symes, Robinson & Lee (Crediton & Exeter)

Hole and Pugsley (Tiverton)

Star Legal (Tiverton)


Online Solicitors:

Online solicitors have come on leaps and bounds in recent years. They’re a ‘one stop shop’ for all you might need. You can log in to see exactly how your contracts are progressing, with live updates as it happens. Some online solicitors even offer an online quote tool and online case management, such as MyHomeMove. We can also provide you with a quote via Simply Conveyancing. Contact us for more details.

Here’s the top benefits for using an online service:

  • Tracking facilities – you can often log in to track your case.
  • Extended opening hours – they’re often open all day, every day.
  • Instant – most provide instant online quotes.
  • Fixed fees – many guarantee a ‘fixed fee’ and a ‘no move, no fee’ service.