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Agent-solicitor relationships

Agent–solicitor relationships

Thinking about instructing an agent is important, but asking a solicitor/conveyancer to act should be one of the first jobs when buying or selling property. They can identify problems that, if dealt with quickly and efficiently, will certainly reduce unnecessary delays and costs.

Bearing in mind that a legally binding contract can be created in just 2 emails, it is essential to obtain independent legal advice to better appreciate respective obligations and expectations.

This section looks at the role and relationships of agents and solicitors/conveyancers with buyers, sellers, landlords (owners) and tenants (occupiers).

The section is maintained by Jeremy Leaf of Jeremy Leaf & Co Chartered Surveyors and Estate Agents of North London.