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Conveyancing & Property Solicitors

If you want to buy, sell or remortgage a property, our specialist conveyancing solicitors provide the expert assistance you need to navigate the complicated legal processes involved.

Different types of property and transactions need different areas of specialist legal knowledge. Our expert property lawyers have the insight and depth of experience to help you manage your property successfully, including:

Whatever your property needs, our team of conveyancing and property solicitors will provide a clear and straightforward service, keeping you up-to-date at every stage throughout the process. We only charge simple, upfront fixed costs and you can get a full quote for the cost of your conveyancing with our online Conveyancing Fees Calculator.

Contact our team online or call 0370 1500 100 for a free initial consultation to find out more about how we can help you.

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Conveyancing & Property - More Information
    • What Is Conveyancing?
    • The term 'conveyancing' covers all the legal and administrative work needed when buying and selling property or transferring ownership of land and buildings from one person to another. For a standard transaction this might include:

      • Investigation of the title of the property
      • Document preparation
      • Writing and exchanging contracts
      • Payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax
      • Registration at the Land Registry.

      There are many legal requirements which need to be met before a change in ownership of any property can take place. The process can be complicated and stressful but our team of specialist conveyancing solicitors will help make your transaction as smooth as possible.

      Read more in our Conveyancing Guide.

    • What Does Conveyancing Cost?
    • The cost of conveyancing for buying, selling, or remortgaging a property can include:

      • Conveyancer's fees plus VAT
      • Search expenses
      • Freeholder fees
      • Land Registry fees

      The exact fees you have to pay depend on the specifics of your transaction.

      Our Conveyancing Calculator will give you an instant conveyancing costs quote for properties worth up to £500,000. It will calculate our legal fees and estimate the Land Registry Fees and Search Fees for your transaction.

      Use our Conveyancing Fees Calculator today to work out how much your transaction will cost. For properties valued above £500,000, please call 0370 1500 100 or contact us online.

      You’ll also have to pay Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) on certain property transactions. Learn more in our Stamp Duty Guide.

    • How Long Does Conveyancing Take?
    • Every transaction is different and each can take a different amount of time. The average time period is between 6-12 weeks depending on the speed of searches and mortgage offers, the other parties in the chain, the complexity of the transaction and more.

      We understand how important it is to resolve property matters quickly, especially when your family home is concerned. Our expert property solicitors will always endeavour to complete your transaction as quickly as possible. With a full service available via post, phone and email, you can take care of everything when it's convenient for you.

      See our Conveyancing Guide to find out more about how long the conveyancing process.

    • Why Should I Choose Irwin Mitchell For My Conveyancing?
    • Irwin Mitchell are one of the leading national property firms and we are passionate about delivering excellent results for each and every client. Our property lawyers are highly experienced experts who will ensure you receive a prompt and reliable service.

      We will keep you up to date, in plain English, at each step of the sale or purchase. In the unfortunate event that a dispute arises, we are here to deal with it on your behalf, seeking a swift and favourable resolution.

      Our conveyancing service is competitively and simply priced with all costs laid out upfront so there are no nasty surprises later on. You can manage the entire process by post, phone or email but we also have conveyancing solicitors based in offices around the country for when a personal touch is required.

      Call free us on 0370 1500 100 to find out more about how we can help you.

    • Meet The Team
    • Our Conveyancing and Property solicitors form one of the largest and most experienced teams in the country. Members of our team are regularly recognised as leading experts in their field by top legal directories Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.

      Whenever you contact our team you can expect friendly, enthusiastic advice and support. We understand that buying or selling property can be a complicated and stressful process which is why we are dedicated to making your transaction as simple and stress-free as possible.

      Meet our team of expert conveyancing and property solicitors.

The whole team was pleasant and professional at all times. We recommend them without reservation."

Mr & Mrs Parkes, Clients
Mr & Mrs Parkes

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Do I Need Legal Assistance For Conveyancing?

DIY conveyancing is possible but it is a complicated and time-consuming business with very large sums of money at risk if you make a mistake. At a competitive price, our experienced and knowledgeable conveyancing solicitors can help you avoid this risk and speed up your transaction too.

Having our specialist conveyancing lawyers on your side offers real peace of mind during the already stressful process of buying or selling a property. Our experts have years of experience with a wide variety of property transactions so they can anticipate difficulties and know exactly how to resolve any issues that arise.

Your lawyer will always act in your best interests throughout the process. We will handle all the contractual arrangements, the investigation of the title of the property, document preparation, exchange of contracts, financial information, the mortgage lenders' legal work, payment of stamp duty, and registration at the Land Registry so you don't have to.

Contact us online or speak to one of our team on 0370 1500 100 to find out more about how our property lawyers can help.

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What Is Leasehold Enfranchisement?

If you own a leasehold property, you may have the right to extend your lease or even buy the freehold of the property from your landlord. This is known as Leasehold Enfranchisement.

You only own a leasehold property for a fixed period of time. A landlord has permanent ownership of the property, or 'freehold'. A lease is a legal agreement between you and the landlord that states how long your leasehold ownership will last.

If you want to continue owning a leasehold property beyond the end of your current lease, you can either ask your landlord to extend the lease or sell you the freehold for your property so you own it permanently yourself. If you live in a flat you will need to buy a share of the freehold for the whole building. You must meet certain criteria in order to qualify for this.

Read more on our Leasehold Enfranchisement page.

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What Is Probate?

Probate is the legal process for managing a deceased person's estate. This includes specific requirements for selling or transferring ownership of the deceased's property, such as:

  • Selling a property requires evidence of your right to sell with a Grant of Probate
  • Sales also require additional clauses in the transfer contract to protect the personal representative or executor of the Will
  • Transferring a property requires a Deed of Assent, which is slightly different to the usual Transfer Deed used for property sales and transfers

Our conveyancing lawyers have extensive knowledge and expertise in dealing with probate sales and transfers. We can help you manage the process quickly and sensitively to minimise any stress during a difficult time. Our Wills, Estates & Probate Solicitors can also help with any other aspect of managing the estate.

See our Probate Sale Conveyancing page for more information.

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Awards & Accreditation

We're always proud to be recognised for the work we do for our clients and have been named as a leading firm in the latest legal guides - which provide information and recommendations about lawyers and law firms in the UK.

Private Client Team of the Year - Legal Business Awards 2018 legal-500-2019 The Times Best Law Firms 2019 chambers-2019 eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2017

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