Agent-solicitor relationships

Agent–solicitor relationships

Thinking about the agent(s) to be contracted is important, but instructing a solicitor/conveyancer should be one of your first jobs when buying or selling property. They can identify problems that, if dealt with quickly and efficiently, can reduce unnecessary delays and costs later on.

Bearing in mind that a legally binding contract can be created in just 2 emails, it is essential to get 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.