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Transparency and clear communication from your conveyancing solicitors when buying or selling your home means the whole process is easy for you. We combine great communication with an unparalleled local knowledge and relationships with agents, mortgage brokers, local letting agents and managing agents.

Buying and selling property

Experience in the local area and strong relationships with all those who may be involved in your house move means you’ll be safe in the knowledge that we can take away the stress of moving. 

How we can help:

  • Helping first time buyers getting on the ladder, as well as advice on help to buy and other schemes.
  • Guidance through the whole process of moving, searches, exchanging contracts and completions.
  • Buying or selling at auction.
  • Assisting with the complexities that come with buying a leasehold. 
  • Advising on any burdens that may come about in buying a property such as planning limitations or boundary issues.

Shared ownership

Shared ownership can be a great option to get you on the property ladder, so you own part of a property and rent another part at a reduced rate. You often have the opportunity to increase how much you own at a later date. We can help you through the whole process and help you fully understand what shared ownership means financially. 

Remortgaging

There are many reasons you might want or need to remortgage:

  • You want a better interest rate or more flexible terms
  • Your current mortgage is coming to an end
  • The value of your property has risen
  • You want to pay off more of your mortgage
  • You want to borrow more, to pay debts or complete home improvements

We can help with all the legal steps that need to be in place including requesting title information and redemption statements, helping you understand the offer from your lender, setting a completion date and dealing with the Land Registry.

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.

Please choose from the following:

 

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.

How we’ve helped our clients

“Paris Smith have represented me in relation to various matters over the past 20 years and I trust them completely and would never consider going to an alternative firm.”

Gilliam Deas

Introducing your key contacts

Allison Fuller
Partner- Residential Property – Southampton

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Heather Wiltshire
Associate – Residential Property – Winchester

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Sarah Harris
Conveyancer – Residential Property – Southampton

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