Southampton 02380 482 482
Winchester 01962 679 777
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Conveyancing

Moving home is one of life’s most stressful events. Choosing the right legal team is key to making things as easy as possible

Our services

Our residential conveyancing team offers a first rate, efficient service. We explain the process in plain English, offer complete transparency with our fees and charges and unparalleled legal advice to make sure that no stone is left unturned in the purchase or sale of your property.

Like all of our services, these are partner led, and we aim to ensure that the same lawyer acts for you from start to finish.

We pride ourselves on being accessible and open to discuss the transaction every step of the way, and provide comprehensive reports which enable you to keep track of the progress of your transaction.

We offer a complete range of services across the buy to let market where we act for clients purchasing second or additional residential properties often as part of their investment portfolio. 

We also act for clients selling buy to let properties and often these are subject to existing tenancy agreements. We can also help if you are intending to buy property for investment purposes.

If your flat is held under a long lease with fewer than 90 years left to run, you should consider applying for an extension. We can help you with this. Please read our Factsheet “Extending the lease of your flat”.

We can also provide specialist property litigation services to help you with disputes relating to your property including residential possessions, professional negligence, rights of way, covenants and boundary issues.

Our fees and disbursements

Please find below a list of our fees and disbursements for looking after your sale, purchase or re-mortgage of your residential house or flat. We have also given a brief explanation of the work we will undertake for you.

Who will carry out the work?

Your matter will be looked after by one of the lawyers in our residential conveyancing department. Click on a lawyer in the “Meet the Team” section below to find out more about us.

You will be notified which lawyer will be looking after your matter when we send you our initial terms of business letter. That letter will also include confirmation of the hourly charging rate for that lawyer, which will apply to any work outside the scope of the fixed fees outlined.

How long will the transaction take?

How long it will take from the offer being accepted until you can move will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 8 to 10 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower depending on other parties in the chain. For example:

  • A transaction where either you or your buyer need a mortgage offer is likely to take longer than a transaction with no mortgage required.
  • A transaction where one of the parties in the chain is buying a new build property may result in a longer completion date.
  • If you are dealing with a leasehold transaction it may take longer to obtain the management pack from the landlord of if a lease extension is required this can take considerably longer, sometimes months rather than weeks to complete.

What will it cost and what is included?

Please choose from the following:

Please note fixed fees do not apply to the following transactions: land only, unregistered title, mixed use, overage, purchase of land with benefit of planning permission, land with complicated easements, land with more than one title or land with possessory title – if your transaction includes any of these items please call for a separate bespoke estimate).

What are disbursements?

Disbursements are costs related to your matter payable to third parties, such as search fees. We will pay the disbursements on your behalf and collect a sum on account of these disbursements at the start of the transaction. Please note that the list of disbursements shown is not exhaustive and other disbursements may apply depending on the nature of the transaction and any other information that we are requested to provide during the course of the matter. We will of course keep you updated with regard to this.

 

Southampton Contact

John Mansell
LLP Partner

T: 023 8048 2251
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Meet the Team

Sarah Harris
Residential Conveyancer

T: 023 8048 2272
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Allison Fuller
Associate

T: 023 8048 2322
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Heather Wiltshire
Associate

T: 01962 679 791
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Julia Gaunt
Licensed Conveyancer

T: 01962 677 804
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Judith Williams
Paralegal

T: 023 8048 2246
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Hayley Davey
Paralegal

T: 023 8048 2270
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Marie Langthorne
Legal Executive

T: 01962 679 700
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Contact Us

We’d love to hear from you. Please fill in the contact form below or call us at one of our offices.

Southampton
02380 482 482

Winchester
01962 679 777

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