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I am selling my house and have already had an offer. Do I have to employ a solicitor? The prospective buyer is going to.

It’’s less complicated (and therefore cheaper) to sell a house than to buy one, especially if the property is already on file at the Land Registry. Also, if at least one of the parties to the house sale is employing a solicitor the transaction is unlikely to be a total shambles! However I wouldn’’t recommend DIY conveyancing to anyone unless they have a particular bent for legal terminology. Legal fees for conveyancing are generally regarded as very reasonable: the main expenditure in selling a house is likely to be the estate agent’s fee. I should add that if you have a mortgage the lender will probably insist that you employ a solicitor.

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