Markblox

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I am just about to contact the estate agent on Monday regarding a plot in the Somerset, Wiltshire area and need a solicitor for the land purchase and wonder if anyone can recommend one in that area please.

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Not a great deal of help for you but I would counsel to choose a solicitor experienced in land conveyancing, not just houses. Its quite a different specialism.

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7 hours ago, Markblox said:

I am just about to contact the estate agent on Monday regarding a plot in the Somerset, Wiltshire area and need a solicitor for the land purchase and wonder if anyone can recommend one in that area please.

 

cannot recommend specifics, but my normal suggestion is to go for a reasonably sized local practise big enough to have specialists should you need them but not regional sized so as to be big enough to have major pretensions to treat you as a Vanderbilt.

 

In my area I have used firms with several offices and a number of partners, but which are still small enough to be considered local firms. In Somerset that might be a well established town firm rather than panjandrums from Bristol.

 

On one or two occasions having the extra internal expertise of a small specialist eg land dept has been really useful.

 

In terms of value I would look for extra expertise available that your person can consult with internally on tap rather than cutting top line fees to the bone. The person who bought our old house with deeds going back to copperplate days a few years ago used a fixed price type online solicitor and they got totally tangled up in land ownership adjustments left over from when the M1 was built and the lane realigned; refused to believe we had a right to drive into our own drive!

 

Hope that helps from a different angle.

 

Ferfinand

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Thanks for the info, I will have a search tomorrow.

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If anyone does know of a small chain of specialist land convayancers in the Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire areas please let me know.  The  online search is mainly for houses.

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