Residential Property Law


Buying a property is one of the most important commitments you are likely to make for yourself and your family. We can ensure that you know what you are letting yourself in for dealing with all aspects of the purchase of a house or flat.

Freehold means you own the property outright, subject to the law, planning restrictions, and any covenants.

Leasehold means that you own the property subject to the conditions of the lease. We explain those conditions to you.

Selling a Property

We Will:

  • Supply information to your buyers Solicitors and provide evidence of Title.
  • Prepare the contract for sale.
  • When everyone is ready exchange contracts and arrange a completion date.
  • Receive the proceeds of sale and account to you.
  • Discharge the Estate Agents account (should you wish us to do so).
  • Discharge your existing mortgage account (if appropriate)

Purchasing a Property

We Will:

  • Obtain information from your sellers solicitors.
  • Make a Local Search, Mining Search, Water Search and Environmental Search.
  • Check that the sellers have good title.
  • Agree the terms of the contract.
  • When everyone is ready and a completion date has been agreed exchange contracts.
  • Make the pre-completion legal arrangements and checks.
  • Receive the mortgage money from your lender and any balance we will need from you.
  • Pay for your new house.
  • Lodge the Stamp Duty Land Tax Documentation and pay the Tax.
  • Register your ownership at the Land Registry.
  •  Act for the lenders to make sure that their interests are properly protected.