Choose a conveyancer

Last Updated: 27th Jun, 2024

Author: Charlotte Burton

Choose a conveyancer

A conveyancer handles the legal aspects of buying a house, including transferring property ownership from the seller to you. A conveyancer can be a solicitor (a type of lawyer), but they can also be a licensed conveyancer specifically trained in property law only.

Picking a conveyancer is one of the most important decisions you will make during the house buying process, as you will be working with them for several months, and any lack of knowledge on their part or mistakes they make can have big impacts on you as the buyer.


How to pick a conveyancer

Consider verified reviews, fees & whether they charge you if the sale falls through, location, qualifications, which mortgage lender panels they are on, and their previous experience.


Our recommended solicitor

If you’re looking for a personal recommendation, Jonathan Pickford from Tolhurst Fisher is the solicitor we recommend to our friends & family. Most recently, he helped Charlotte’s cousin buy her first house near Reading in May of 2024.

We think Jonathan is great because:

  • 🏆 His past clients have voted him & his department 1st or 2nd in the whole of the UK for conveyancing quality for 3 years running (ESTAS awards).
  • 💸 Total legal costs with him start from a very reasonable £1,300.
  • 📌 He works on property transactions across England & Wales, is fully qualified & approved by mortgage lenders, & has 10 years of experience of all different types of property purchases.


Get multiple conveyancing quotes ⬇️

It's a good idea to compare multiple quotes and verified reviews for any service you need.

As well as chatting to Jonathan, you can be instantly emailed quotes from 4 different qualified conveyancers by filling in our form below, powered by Really Moving. You'll also get a link to the verified reviews of each conveyancer so you can compare them. You're not obliged to choose any of the quotes if you don't want to, and getting the quotes is completely free. If you don't want to provide your phone number, put 0s in that part of the form.

Why fill in this form?

  • 💸 Save £490 on average compared to getting a conveyancer from a different source
  • ☑️ All the conveyancers are regulated and credit checked, and have to have great, verified reviews from previous clients to be allowed to give you a quote
  • 👏 Really Moving's quote comparison service is recommended by MoneySavingExpert and was used by over 70,000 people last year

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