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  • Stepping onto the property ladder marks a significant point in any person’s life. Becoming a homeowner is an exciting time, but you might be wondering how the conveyancing process works, what it costs and how long it is likely to take.

    Our team of residential property specialists are here to take you through the process of buying your first home.


    Our experienced team of conveyancers will take care of all the legal aspects of moving house and help you understand your rights and liabilities, making sure that the transaction runs as smoothly and as quickly as possible. 

    We also offer no-move no-fee insurance which protects you from legal costs if the purchase falls through. Our useful guide to conveyancing gives you more information about the process.

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    A recognised quality mark that you can trust

    Hegarty Solicitors provide a recognised quality standard for our conveyancing services through our accreditation under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).

    For more information about our conveyancing services contact a member of our Residential Conveyancing team and to find out how much your conveyancing will cost.

    What else should I think about?

    Co-habitation agreements

    A home is an asset which you may own entirely or in a shared arrangement with somebody else, usually a spouse, partner, relative or friend. Any breakdown in your relationship with a co-habitee could lead to a messy wrangle over rights to the property. So it is sensible to agree and formalise entitlements from the outset in a properly drafted co-habitation agreement. Contact one of our family law specialists to find out more.


    Making a will sets out how you would like your possessions to be dealt with when you die. Your home could well be your most valuable asset and so you should make sure that it will be inherited in the right way, by the right people. Our wills, trust and wealth management specialists can help you take care of these arrangements, as well as advising you on tax efficiency and trusts.

    Landlord and tenant disputes

    Moving to your own property from rented accommodation needs some careful planning. Landlords can be quick to challenge tenants on unpaid notice period rent, or on the condition in which they leave their property. A housing specialist can advise you on the preparatory steps you should take and, if a dispute arises, help you resolve it quickly.

    Key contacts

    Sarah Bent


    Head of Residential Conveyancing

    Sarah Martin


    Partner | Residential Conveyancing

    Alice Clarke

    Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

    Catherine Fitches

    Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

    Elaine Yau

    Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

    Emily Kavanagh

    Case Handler | Conveyancing

    Jackie Wright

    Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

    Jody Taylor

    Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

    Katia Didio

    Case Handler | Residential Property

    Mia Green

    Trainee Case Handler | Conveyancing

    Natasha Downing

    Associate | Chartered Legal Executive | Residential Conveyancing

    Niveta Ganger

    Solicitor | Residential Property

    Simon Pierson

    Associate | Residential Conveyancing

    Suraj Singh

    Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

    Tom Moore

    Associate | Tax, Trust & Estate Planning Specialist

    Yvonne Dudhill

    Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

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