Buying or Selling a Property – when should you instruct a solicitor?
When should you instruct a solicitor?
Regardless of whether you are buying or selling a property, instructing a solicitor at the earliest stage will ensure you are getting the right advice at the right time.
Ideally, if you are selling a property you should contact your solicitor before you put your property on the market. Most seller’s will not instruct a solicitor until they have a sale agreed, but this can delay the process as there are legal forms to complete, some quite lengthy.
If you have found a property you wish to purchase, you should do so before making an offer to the seller.