• Services
  • Sectors
  • Our Team
  • About us
  • Insights & Legal
  • Legal Q&As
  • Useful information
  • Contact us
  • Buying a new home is probably one of the biggest purchases you will make and we understand the enormity of the decision.

    Whether you are buying a new build property, selling a property, or are moving to a new home, we aim to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

    We will guide you through the legal aspects of moving house and help you understand your rights and liabilities, making sure that the transaction runs as smoothly as possible. 

    We also offer no-move-no fee insurance which protects you from legal costs if the transaction falls through.

    You will be given the direct contact details of the person handling your case and we will keep you informed about the progress of your case every step of the way.

    We can also help you to put in place arrangements for the future, such as a co-habitation agreement or will, because everyone needs the peace of mind that comes from knowing your investment is protected, no matter what the future brings

    12 Steps to Buying your property

    1. Agreement in Principle

    Find out how much you can borrow and obtain an agreement in principle.

    2. Property Search

    Look for a property and make an offer.

    3. Contact Us

    We will ask for some details and provide an estimate of our costs. You can also use our quick online quote calculator to instantly show you how much the conveyancing for your house purchase or sale will be.

    4. Appoint Us

    We will check your identification and property details. You will need to provide us with monies to cover costs such as searches.

    5. Documents

    We will ask for a copy of the title deeds, draft contract, property information form and fittings and contents form. We will also raise enquiries.

    6. Searches

    We will apply for searches including local authority search, drainage search and environmental search if necessary.

    7. Search Results

    We will receive results from searches and provide you with a report. Results may prompt the need for further enquiries.

    8. Sign Contract

    It is now time to check and sign the contract, transfer deed, mortgage deed and Stamp Duty Land Tax Return.

    9. Completion Date

    Agree a completion date with seller’s conveyancer.

    10. Exchange

    You are now legally bound to buy the property. We will send your deposit and signed contract to seller’s conveyancer and request mortgage advance.

    11. Completion

    We will send the balance of the money to seller’s conveyancer and you will now legally own the property.

    12. Congratulations

    You can now collect the keys from the estate agent or developer and move in!

    Key contacts

    Sarah Bent

    Partner

    Head of 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

    Sarah Martin

    Senior Associate | Residential Conveyancing

    Simon Pierson

    Associate | Residential Conveyancing

    Suraj Singh

    Case Handler | Residential Conveyancing

    Tom Moore

    Tax, Trust & Estate Planning Specialist

    Yvonne Dudhill

    Conveyancing Executive | Residential Conveyancing

    Stay up-to-date with Hegarty