The Legal Process
ALWAYS use a legal professional (solicitor or conveyancer) to carry out the conveyancing for you.
Many people often mistakenly believe that an estate agent is involved in the legal side and paperwork of selling your house. Estate agents have no legal qualifications. Whether you are selling with or without an estate agent, you will still need a legal professional (solicitor or conveyancer) to carry out the conveyancing for you.
An estate agent will typically recommend you to a conveyancer as they often get a referral fee in doing so. This is where the agent’s involvement stops.
An agent will offer you an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) but shop around as you can source your own, sometimes at a lower cost.