Residential Property

Our Residential Property team are highly skilled in a range of residential property matters, and have been commended with multiple awards, applauding our innovation and keeping our clients at the heart of everything that we do.

The team has extensive knowledge in all areas of residential law, including conveyancing, and housing and property matters.  

We can help you when: buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, remortgaging, extending leases, equity release, and with new builds. We allocate one of our conveyancing specialists to each case for which they are directly accountable. We also provide a ‘support team’ and a completions manager so that the service you receive is seamless and that there is always someone on hand to offer advice. We make sure you are advised of who these people are, and whom to contact in emergencies.

Our Expertise

Meet the Team

Our team has substantial experience in dealing with all types of residential property work and whilst we believe our fees are competitive we are also firmly of the view that fees alone should not be the sole determining factor when choosing the company to undertake your conveyancing work. We pride ourselves on our level of customer service, our easy accessibility and the added value that we give to our clients’ transactions as being equally important in making that decision.

You can click on the team’s names to read more about them.

Clare Butcher - Senior Associate Solicitor and Head of Residential Property

Roger Clark
– Member and Solicitor

Claire Savill – Senior Associate

Paul Fursman - Solicitor

Dawn Verney – Conveyancing Executive

Svetlana Humphris – Conveyancing Executive

Paras Mercioniu – Conveyancing Paralegal

Sian Winstone-Adair – Conveyancing Paralegal

Jessica Brill - Sales Progressor 

Mary Clark – Conveyancing Completion Manager

Sophie Hector – Conveyancing Completion Manager

A few of the awards we have won: 

  • ‘Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ – 2015 National Property Forum Awards*
  • 'High Commended in Client Care' - Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
  • 'Team of the Year 2016' - LawNet
  • 'Innovation of the Year award 2019' - Modern Law Conveyancing Awards

*50 or fewer employees category

We have produced this helpful Guide to Conveyancing and Timeline for Moving House to help you understand the process of buying and selling a property.

Costs for Conveyancing

Our costs for undertaking residential sale and purchase transactions depend on a number of factors including the sale/purchase price of the property, whether the property is freehold or leasehold, and whether the transaction involves either repaying an existing mortgage or securing a new mortgage on a property to be purchased. In the vast majority of cases we will be able to act on behalf of your existing

mortgage lender to repay your existing mortgage on the sale of a property and on behalf of your lender to secure a new mortgage on the purchase of a new property. 

You can view and print the costs here
Costs and expenses can vary depending on client’s circumstances; to be provided with a tailor-made estimate please complete the estimate calculator and we will send a personal ​estimate to you.

The fee may vary depending on the agency/person who has referred the work to us and this fee may vary between £150 and £250. 

What our fee includes

Our fees cover all of the work required to complete the sale/purchase including the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax in England and registration at Land Registry. Our fees will remain the same whether the title to the property in question is registered at Land Registry or not. The expenses referred to above are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties and are in addition to our costs for undertaking the transaction, such as search fees, Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty Land Tax. 

We handle the payment of the expenses on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. Stamp Duty Land Tax on a purchase of a property depends on various factors including the purchase price of the property. You can calculate the amount you will need to pay by using HMRC’s website which can be found here. Further details of the cost of the expenses can be found by clicking here. As Land Registry fees and Stamp Duty Land Tax varies, by providing us with the purchase price of the property you are buying here will enable us to send you a more accurate breakdown of costs.

How long will the sale or purchase transaction take?

How long it will take from agreeing a sale price or your offer being accepted on a purchase until completion will depend on a number of factors. The average process for a sale and purchase transaction takes between 10 to 12 weeks.

However the transaction or transactions can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example if you are a first-time buyer purchasing an empty freehold property the transaction could be completed more quickly. The precise stages involved in the sale or purchase of a residential property can vary according to the circumstances but we have set out here a timeline for a house purchase.