How will they keep in touch? If you would prefer to be contacted by email and text message rather than written letters you need to select a company that specialises in online conveyancing. It's also worth baring in mind asking if there is someone you can speak to out of office hours if your job involves working 9 - 5pm.
Are they compatible with your Mortgage Lender?
Smaller solicitors and licensed conveyancers may not be able to carry out the legal work relating to your mortgage. Make sure you ask your conveyancer that they're on your lenders panel at the start to avoid any delays at a later stage.
What Fees are involved?
Ensure that you are offered a 'No move, no legal fee' to avoid paying any unwanted legal fees should a transaction fall through.
Ask what is included in your fees amp; that it covers the cost of telegraphic transfer and ID fees. Request a copy of any terms and conditions and make sure you read all small print to check for any hidden costs.
Can they complete on Time?
Unfortunately, there is no guaranteed time scale for a completion date as each case is different and there are a number of things that could slow the process. However, your conveyancer should be proactive in dealing with any problems and keep you up to date with their progress.
Where are they located?
Your conveyancer doesn't necessarily need to be based in your home town so long as you are in regular contact this shouldn't affect how well your case is handled. With this in mind online conveyancing is a good option.
Trust your instincts Moving home is a stressful time so you need a conveyancer you can trust. If you have any doubt in your mind about a company then trust your instincts and look elsewhere.