P252 CEEFAX 252 Fri 7 Feb 19:21/11   1/3            !    WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN? Solicitors' conveyancing charges are coming down, according to a report in this month's Which? magazine. The magazine's watchdog team returned to the same ten towns it surveyed last year to see whether increased competition had affected conveyancing charges. It had. When brx—ng a £45,000 or £35,000 house, the fees were £120 and £100 respectively — compared with £150 the previous year. More
P252 CEEFAX 252 Fri 7 Feb 19:22/00   2/3            !    WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN? Conveyancing charges vary widely — even within the same town — says the Consumers' Association report, which urges people to "shop around" before choosing a solicitor. It also found that following a change in the law, almost twenty five per cent of solicitors interviewed now sell residential property. (The report was based on 180 random interviews in sample towns.) More
P252 CEEFAX 252 Fri 7 Feb 19:21/11   3/3            !    WHAT GOES UP MUST COME DOWN? Below are some examples of the latest conveyancing charges with figures for last year's survey in brackets: £35,000 house Max Min Nottingham £280300) £100150) Birmingham £350240) £125150) Hinckley £205200) £145150) OVERALL £350350) £100150) £45,000 house Max Min Hinckley £250250) £165150) Shrewsbury £400400) £120250) Sheffield £450470) £175250) Overall £450470) £120150) More