Our solicitors, who are local and they've done our wills in the past, initially quoted us a total £2000 for the conveyancing for both selling and purchasing. A friend of mine who's a letting agent in another area recommended a solicitors where he works in Preston. They quoted us £1500. Our local solicitors price matched that, so in a matter of seconds reduced their price by 25%. Shows how much they are ripping us off for as they will still be making a tidy profit from that no doubt. Our estate agents, part of the Countrywide group, want you to use their solicitors. They get awful reviews on the interweb yet their quote was £3,500. Unbelievable!