Residential Conveyancing Department

Stacey Hards - Solicitor

Stacey qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and undertakes all types of property-related work including but not limited to leasehold and freehold sales and purchases, remortgages, transfers of equity, shared ownership and equity release transactions.  Client care is of the utmost importance to Stacey and her approach to every transaction is thoughtful, efficient and professional.

Irina Kirkham - Solicitor

Irina qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and undertakes a wide range of residential property transactions, including freehold/leasehold sales and purchases, remortgages, transfers of ownership and equity releases. Irina treats each matter as if it is her own. In particular, Irina enjoys working with first-time buyers and the elderly, as these clients require that little extra assistance.

Nicola Scrivener - Conveyancing Executive

Nicola has over 15 years of experience in conveyancing and during this time has assisted thousands of clients in a variety of sale and purchase work of both residential property and commercial property transactions, Leases of Commercial property including assignments and surrenders, new build property, transfers of part and mortgages.  Nicola has also helped many buyers with Help to Buy scheme work including Help to Buy ISAs.

Ben Stones - Solicitor

Ben qualified as a solicitor in 2015 and works in both commercial and residential property.  He has a degree from the University College London and GDL and LPC qualifications from Bristol Law School.   Ben is experienced in all aspects of conveyancing and works with large landlords and individual buyers and sellers across a broad range of property transactions.  Ben is happy to provide advice on all aspects of conveyancing including leases, lease extensions, sales, purchases, remortgages, shared ownership, transfers of equity, adverse possession claims, and new build properties.

Residential Conveyancing Fees

Timescales

A typical sale and/or purchase takes between 6 – 10 weeks (12-18 weeks if leasehold) to approach an exchange of contracts. However, these timescales are dependent on a variety of factors including the number of buyers and sellers involved, and the speed at which everyone within the chain deals with their transactions.

What work is covered within your fixed fees

Sale

  • Investigating the title of the property
  • Preparing and submitting a draft contract package to the buyer’s Solicitors
  • Dealing with any enquiries raised by the buyer’s Solicitors
  • Proceeding to exchange contracts and completion
  • Completing the matters including paying off any mortgages or charges secured on the property


Purchase

  • Investigating the title of the property
  • Approving a draft contract package and subsequently raising enquiries with the seller’s Solicitor and obtaining satisfactory replies
  • Carrying out searches in respect of Drainage & Water, Local Authority and Environmental and raising any further necessary enquiries and obtaining satisfactory replies
  • Drafting a Transfer Deed
  • Preparing a written report on title for your property purchase to you including details of your mortgage offer, if applicable
  • Proceeding to exchange contracts and completion
  • Calculating the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on the purchase price and preparing and submitting the appropriate online return to the HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Registering the purchase and mortgage (if application) at the Land Registry

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