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.

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.

Sophie Chapman - Chartered Legal Executive

Sophie joined us in 2019 and passed the Fast Track CILEx in 2021 in Conveyancing and Employment Law and once she has submitted her work-based portfolio in September 2022.

Sophie qualified Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEx). in 2023

Residential Conveyancing Fees


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


  • 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


  • 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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