Property Purchases & Sales

Our expert property lawyers offer a first-class legal service and specialise in all types of residential freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, working with cases from first-time buyers to multi-million pound transactions.

We can offer clients a regular update, by email and text message, on their property sale and purchase, due to our advanced and unique case management system. You will also be provided with a direct telephone number to your dedicated Conveyancer, so you can always be sure of being able to contact us with no delays should you have the need to.

The property sales process

The first stage of the sale process is to complete both the property information and fittings form as well as the contents forms. If you are selling a leasehold property, an additional leasehold information form will also need to be completed. The property information form consists of 16 questions which include boundary ownership, disputes and building work to the property.

Once all of these forms have been completed and returned, a draft contract pack will be issued to the buyer’s solicitors. There is then usually a bit of a wait while the buyer’s solicitors requests the searches, and, if required, waits for a mortgage offer.

The next step in the process is to raise enquiries. At this stage, we may need to contact you for assistance and help. Once all enquiries have been answered and resolved, and you have signed the contract, we can then progress to exchange of contracts.

Purchasing a property

Once we have received the contract documentation from the seller’s solicitors, and as part of the service, we will carry out all the detailed and required conveyancing searches (Local Authority search, drainage search and an environmental search). Our team will also check that the title to the property is good and marketable, as well as provide you with a full written report on the property you are purchasing.

Our expert property lawyers will prepare all of the necessary contracts, Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns and transfers on your behalf. Once you are completely happy, and all your queries and questions have been answered, we can then progress to the final stage in the process; the exchange of contracts.

Exchanging property contracts

On the day of exchange, we will first get in touch to confirm the details of the contract, including the completion date, and obtain your authority to go ahead with the exchange. 

Once we have exchanged, both parties involved will be under contract and neither will be able to withdraw without possible financial loss. We will also confirm to you by telephone and letter once the exchange has taken place.

Completing your purchase or sale

The day has finally arrived, once the money has been transferred between the solicitors and  has been received safely, we will confirm to you that completion has taken place, and you can collect the keys to your brand new home.

After completion, we will deal with the payment of Stamp duty, the registration of your title and mortgage at the Land Registry, as well as deal with the redemption of your mortgage if you are selling your property.

Our number one aim is to make the transaction as stress-free as possible by providing you with regular communication throughout the transaction. For more information, advice and guidance, get in touch with a member of the team.

Our Experts

Tim Sharpley

Partner & Solicitor

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David Walton

Partner, Chartered Legal Executive & Head of Residential Property

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Craig Wells

Partner & Solicitor

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Bethanie Watson

Senior Associate Solicitor

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Lesley Curtis

Solicitor

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Paul Dyer

Consultant Solicitor

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Sophie Webster

Chartered Legal Executive, FCILEx

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Jennie Hedges

Associate & Conveyancing Executive

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Kelly Farnes

Paralegal

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Davina Axon

Conveyancing Secretary

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Pauline Baker

Personal Assistant

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Eileen Blackburn

Conveyancing Assistant

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Debbie Burningham

Secretary

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Rubina Ferreira

Residential Conveyancer

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Julie Grose

Paralegal

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Lynette Iles

Residential Conveyancing Assistant

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George Patey

Conveyancing Assistant

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Jayne Smith

Secretary

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Robyn Swain

Paralegal

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Hayley Tilsed

Paralegal

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Kathryn Jones

Secretary

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Our offices

Bournemouth
302 Charminster Road Bournemouth Dorset BH8 9RU
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Office 320 107 – 111 Fleet Street London EC4A 2AB
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Poole
14a Haven RoadCanford Cliffs, Poole Dorset BH13 7LP
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Monmouth Court Southampton Road, Ringwood Hampshire BH24 1HE
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55 High Street Swanage Dorset BH19 2LT
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39a East Street Wimborne Dorset BH21 1DX
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