Why do I need a solicitor to buy a property?

It is not compulsory to instruct a solicitor but it is advisable to do so. Buying a property is a complex procedure, there are many things that a solicitor will investigate when they are instructed by you, such as if there are any planning issues with the property, if any third party has a right of access over the land, or if there are any other matters that will affect your overall use of the property. A solicitor will help clarify and explain legal documents in the process of purchasing a property and will ensure you fully understand what you are agreeing to before purchasing.