We all use the Internet for so many different things, buying our groceries, shopping for clothes or even house hunting. But when you consider that buying your home is likely to be the biggest investment you make in your lifetime, you need to be certain to instruct a property lawyer that's right for you.
At Goughs we understand that it can be tempting to use an online conveyancer, but look a little closer. Will you actually save money or are there hidden costs? Can you speak to the same person twice? What if things start to get complicated, what happens then?
With such a significant purchase we believe you should always be able to meet your lawyer face-to-face first. That you should choose someone you trust, someone you know and someone that puts your needs first.
10 reasons to instruct Goughs when moving home:
1: With Goughs you can speak to your named residential property lawyer face-to-face to discuss any issues or concerns you may have. Whilst you're there you can sign any documents too, rather than having to wait for them to be posted or emailed.
2: At Goughs our property lawyers have excellent knowledge of the local area and can provide you with their insight and advice based on their own experience.
3: If things become complicated our residential property lawyers have the experience and knowledge to deal with the issues and to guide you through. We don't operate on a computerised 'tick-box" system.
4: At Goughs you will be allocated an individual property lawyer who will look after you from initial contact through to completion of your sale or purchase. With us you'll receive a personal, tailored service, unlike large online firms where you're more likely to deal with multiple call handlers.
5: There has been a surge in fraudsters targeting law firms by intercepting emails and changing bank details. By instructing Goughs you can always pop in and see us to clarify bank details. Having face-to-face contact really does help reduce the likelihood of identity theft.
6: Our experienced property lawyers have excellent relationships with local estate agents. We also have a large network of local specialists and can recommend reliable surveyors, architects, mortgage advisers etc.
7: Online conveyancers often advertise low price costs designed to catch the eye. But there may well be extra costs hidden in the small print that aren't immediately obvious. We don't hide any of our costs, we are clear from the outset.
8: Online firms tend to stack up their workloads in order to hit “targets", which in turn can lead to a lapse in quality. With these types of firms you can easily become a 'number" rather than a valued client. At Goughs we always put your needs first and never lose sight of who we are acting for.
9: Once you have instructed Goughs and you're moving home, you might want to update your Will, have a deed of trust prepared or perhaps your family circumstances have changed. We offer a wide range of legal services and are always happy to help. Our lawyers work closely together to ensure a smooth process.
10: Some estate agents get referral fees for recommending online firms. At Goughs we rely on our reputation and excellent service and are happy to put it to the test!
Moving home made easy...
At Goughs, we have helped thousands of people move home, and we recognise that each move is unique, which is why we tailor our services to meet your needs.
When you move with Goughs your dedicated lawyer will handle every aspect of your move from start to finish and you can rest assured that we are with you every step of the way.
If you are thinking of moving home and would like to get in touch please contact a member of our team today.