There is no harm in using the local solicitor to do the conveyancing for you, provided that the property being purchased is in the same State or Territory. If you are purchasing property which is located interstate then the local solicitor would not be recommended as highly likely they will be unfamiliar with the conveyancing practices of the applicable State or Territory.
However, before deciding to use the local solicitor, there is no harm in researching what other solicitors or conveyancers can offer you. Telephone a few law firms or conveyancers and make enquiries as to cost and experience. Using the internet i also a poplular way to source a conveyancer these days, online coneyancing is a cost effective and relaible way to undertake conveyancing for the sale or purchase of your property. It is very important to know what other solicitors or conveyancers are charging so that you have a foundation to compare the local solicitor’s fees. It is all very well to use the local solicitor but don’t blindly use the service without knowing what the average cost of the service will be.
If you live in a small town, sometimes it may not be possible to use a local solicitor as they may be already be representing the other side. A solicitor will usually not act for both parties to the same conveyancing transaction as this will be a conflict of interest issue for them and so you will need to find another solicitor or conveyancer. An alternative is to use a solicitor in the next town. However, you may take the opportunity to use an online solicitor or online conveyancer. With technology such as email, facsimiles and the like, there is no need to physically attend your solicitor’s office in order to have the conveyancing completed.
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