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What does a solicitor do when selling a home?

I'm thinking about moving soon and my sister tells me I'll need a solicitor. What is a solicitor, is it a kind of lawyer?

Asked on Sep 8 2016, General in London | Report content

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  • Hi Nick. In the UK, a solicitor is someone who is qualified to deal with legal matters, such as the drawing up of wills or the transfer of a property deed. To sell a home, you'll need to undergo a process called 'conveyancing', where you have a solicitor or conveyancer create and administer the legal documents that let you transfer the ownership of your property. You can get some more information on solicitors and their fees - as well as some other fees associated with buying a new home - in the article below. Many thanks, Dan

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    Answered on Sep 12 2016, Report content

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