Residential Property – Conveyancing

Our specialist residential property team is one of the largest and most experienced in the region. 

We understand that buying and selling your home can be a daunting yet exciting task, we aim to make the process as smooth, stress-free and cost effective as possible for you.

Our friendly and professional team have practical experience in many areas, from Help to Buy, buying a second home, remortgaging through to shared ownership. We have built excellent relationships over many years with estate agents, property developers and mortgage providers.

Our areas of expertise:

Purchasing a Buy to Let Property


Shared Ownership

Transfer of Equity

Our private client team are one of the few specialist solicitors in the UK for Equity Release.  Equity Release is a form of borrowing that allows a home owner to release the wealth they have that is tied up in their house without having to sell that house and live somewhere else.

Our residential team’s reputation advising on new build conveyancing has seen a marked increase in the firms profile throughout the last few years with appointment’s as panel solicitors for many regional house builders and national developers.

The size of our Residential Property and Real Estate team give us added strength which reflects across our residential development, commercial property investment and real estate finance, this is reflected through our growing list of over 40 active regional house builders and national developers. We also act for sizeable landowners, structuring options and promotion agreements and conditional contracts with developers.

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Residential Landlord- Warning after £40,000 fine issued

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Equity Release FAQs

Our private client team are one of the few specialist solicitors in the UK for Equity Release, heres our Equity Release FAQ…

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Tel: +44 (0) 1276 686 222


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