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 two emails, it is essential to obtain early 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 and sellers.

The section is maintained by David Smith and Neli Borisova of JMW Solicitors LLP.