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Conveyancers may have to publish prices, services and… | Estate Agent Today

As the process of making buying and selling more transparent continues to gather pace, the body that regulates conveyancers says it is to mandate firms to publish their service standards and prices online.

The Council for Licensed Conveyancers says this is to help consumers make informed choices when they need a lawyer, and to encourage CLC-regulated firms to use the transparency drive to differentiate themselves better and attract clients.

It says this could include opening up to third-party feedback platforms and price comparison websites, but their use will not be made mandatory.

Last autumn the CLC issued a consultation entitled Helping Consumers Choose their Lawyer – Service, Quality and Price Transparency.

This proposed steps to implement the recommendations of the Competition and Markets Authority’s 2016 report that found a lack of transparency was hindering competition in the legal market.

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Conveyancers may have to publish prices, services and….