Solicitors point out that every residential conveyancing transaction is different – so how to deal with 'price transparency' requirements that assume the service is commoditised?
Queuing for a car-washing service in Scotland last year – one man with a power hose – I rolled down the window and asked him how long the wait was. 'How long is a piece of string?' he said shrugging. 'He does that all day, every day,' I reflected, the car window back up. 'He really should know.'
Nigel Coates appears in The Law Society Gazette commenting "it's almost impossible for the consumer to know what they're paying for in terms of what they’re getting by way of service. We all like to think that we distinguish our services from other people's services in the way that we deal with things, but it’s incredibly difficult for the consumer to form a judgement."
Putting a price on conveyancing is available to read on The Law Society Gazette website.
Nigel is Deputy Senior Partner and head of the conveyancing team. He specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing, with particular expertise in acting for house builders and developers effecting both small and large scale developments of both leasehold and freehold properties.