Top tips to choosing the right Commercial Property Solicitor
Buying or selling commercial property can be complex enough without the day-to-day pressures of running a business. This is why it’s really important to instruct an experienced Commercial Property Solicitor.
- It’s important to get recommendations from people that you know and who have been happy with the service they’ve received to suggest a good Commercial Property Solicitor.
- Confirm how much it will cost before appointing a Solicitor.
- Put together a list of key questions to ask before instructing a Solicitor.
There are a variety of tasks that the Commercial Property Solicitor can help you with:
- Buying and selling commercial property (acquisitions and disposals)
- Leasing commercial property
- Sub-letting commercial property
- Lease renewals
- Assignments of existing leases
With so many Commercial Property Solicitors out there, choosing the right one can be tricky. So here are some tips to find the best fit for you.
1. Check out recommendations
Speaking to other business owners about which solicitor they have instructed for their commercial property transactions can be a great way of finding a suitable conveyancer.
Recommendations such as customer reviews, looking on the firm’s website and social media profiles, often provides a good representation of their values, professionalism and friendliness.
2. Use a Local Solicitor
Using a local firm will ensure you get the right personal touch and will have a strong grasp on local issues and potential problems. It’s also easier to drop into their offices for any potential meetings or to speak face-to-face.
3. Conduct Detailed Research
There are so many different aspects to consider when choosing a commercial property solicitor, of which the price is only one. It’s important to write a list of your key questions you have about your situation before you decide who you want to work with.
Enquiring about how each solicitor works, provides you with a better understanding of how they handle different cases and will help you to see if they are the right solicitor for you.
Before choosing a Commercial Property Solicitor, confirm how much it will cost. If they are vague about their charges, then now is a good time to get quotes from other solicitors.
Choosing a firm that charges an hourly rate makes it difficult to budget (and there’s nothing worse than getting a surprisingly large bill filled with hidden costs at the end). Therefore, finding a solicitor who offers a fixed fee approach can help avoid these extra charges.
5. Communication is key
You want to choose a Commercial Property Solicitor who are easily accessible and transparent at every stage of the process. Open and honest communication should be the minimum requirement to save you from undue stress.
6. Correctly qualified
Before you go ahead, check the firm you choose has specialist Commercial Property Solicitors with the correct qualifications and experience to handle your Conveyancing process.