LeO publishes new guidance to clarify lawyers’ role in conveyancing process

Home buyer's £20,000 bill hits headlines as conveyancing complaints take centre stage

19 Jan 2016

The Legal Ombudsman (LeO) has taken the step of issuing new guidance for first-time buyers outlining the responsibilities a lawyer has during the conveyancing process.

According to the LeO, almost one quarter of the 7,500 complaints it receives each year relate to conveyancing.

A failure to advise clients appropriately, delays, and poor costs information are usually the main driver of complaints.

'We've published a new guide today to help clarify what people can expect from their la...

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