Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

We guide you through buying and selling your home

Buying (or selling) your home is likely to be one of the most important, high-value and potentially stressful transactions you are likely to make.

That’s why we take time to listen to what’s important to you and make sure that it is reflected in the legal negotiation and drafting of documents.

We are different from unqualified conveyancers. They care about process, whereas we care about people. Our experienced, specialist property lawyers will act for you efficiently, effectively and without drama.  We will keep you informed of progress at every stage and guide you through the process to make it as painless as possible, as we have done for generations of clients over two centuries.

Our specialist residential property solicitors have a broad experience dealing with all kinds of properties, ranging from listed buildings to new build properties, and from country cottages and mansions to townhouses – throughout the UK.

We help clients from all walks of life with:

  • Buying and selling your home
  • Re-mortgages
  • Holiday and buy-to-let investments
  • Residential property and building disputes
  • Shared ownership
  • Transfer of equity

Stamp Duty Land Tax

You will have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) when you buy a property or land over a certain price in England and Northern Ireland.  If you buy property or land in Scotland or Wales, the tax will be different.

Full details about stamp duty, including the thresholds, can be found on  There is also a tool to help you calculate how much stamp duty you will have to pay.

Our solicitors will talk you through when and how to pay stamp duty as part of the process of buying property .

Case Studies

  • Acting on the purchase of a listed country home complicated by the discovery of a potential planning application to develop a neighbouring property and possible “gazumping”. The title deeds of the property were not registered at the Land Registry and we dealt with the first registration after our clients had completed.
  • Acting in the sales of four flats at a newly built development which included the preparation of new leases for each flat, the formation of a management company for the residents and preparation of all the sales paperwork as well as dealing with the sales of the individual flats themselves.
  • Acting in the transfer of two investment properties from the joint names of our client and another investor into our client’s sole name including the transfer of the mortgages on both properties into our client’s name.


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