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Residential conveyancing solicitors

Comprehensive support for residential property transactions

Clarke Willmott’s specialist Residential Conveyancing team acts for individuals, partnerships, trusts, companies, overseas investors and financial institutions.

Whether you are buying or investing in property for the first time, selling a Grade II listed building or looking to remortgage, we understand that every transaction brings its own challenges and we do all we can to support you.

We provide a bespoke and flexible service to ensure that your sale and/or purchase is completed thoroughly and as smoothly as possible. As well as drafting, reviewing and negotiating all the necessary documentation, we will conduct the relevant in-depth searches on your behalf to minimise the risk of your transaction.

Our team has particular expertise in advising on high value landed estates, rural and agricultural properties and working with major housing developers and high net worth individuals.

How our Residential conveyancing solicitors can help

Our Residential Conveyancing team can support you in all aspects of:

  • Buying and selling a residential property, including property investments, new build, and buy to let transactions
  • Joint ownership, transfer of ownership or equity and partition of ownership, including matrimonial transfers
  • Rural property
  • Freehold, leasehold and lease extensions
  • Landed estates
  • Re-financing / Re-mortgaging
  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT)
  • Probate sales
  • Auction sales
  • HM Land Registry applications

Our Residential Conveyancing team works closely with our Real Estate team, which has considerable expertise in commercial property, financing, construction and enfranchisement.

As a firm we have the expertise and knowledge to deal with the most complex situations arising from property transactions including Wills and tax planning, agricultural property advice and dispute resolution, including mediation.


Investing in UK property or relocating to the UK

Clarke Willmott has considerable experience working with foreign nationals relocating to the UK or investing in property here. We have an established, well-regarded Chinese legal services team and work alongside them in advising their clients on purchasing residential property in London and other major UK cities.

Working closely together, our multidisciplinary team of specialist solicitors across Clarke Willmott can provide you with a cost-effective, single source of advice on all aspects of UK law and taxation, including:

Our approach to working with you

Your matter will be dealt with by a qualified solicitor or a legal executive and overseen by a partner. They will assess your needs and expectations at the outset and regularly communicate with you throughout the transaction to ensure you are always up to date. Many of the transactions we handle are high value and/or involve complex issues. We do not operate a high volume caseload system, which means that we can really focus on the individual needs of each of our clients.

We set out to develop an excellent working relationship with you, and all the other parties involved such as estate agents, legal advisers and mortgage brokers. We endeavour to respond to all telephone and email communication on the same day.

While the scale and complexity of your requirements will ultimately determine the cost of our services, we make this crystal clear price promise to you. You will be given a good idea of the likely cost once we have received detailed instructions. You will be kept fully informed of the financial elements of the matter and advised in advance when payments are required.

Clarke Willmott is accredited by The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

What our clients say about us

“The ‘approachable and practical’ Rod Lloyd-Jones advises on agricultural property transactions, including the sale and purchase of agricultural properties and tenancy matters. A source says: ‘He is methodical and meticulous’.” Chambers UK 2020

“Mark Buckerfield heads the firm’s private property and agricultural team. A source says: ‘He’s excellent: he’s very efficient, he’s a very good problem solver and a good communicator.’ Another interviewee comments: ‘He’s really commercial and a very good operator’.” Chambers UK 2020

“Margaret Vining was outstanding (on the rare occasion that Margaret wasn’t available the team was excellent). She exceeded our expectations. We had at times, a difficult chain and Margaret was pro-active in shorting problems out.” Client

“Samantha Grimwood was always welcoming and guiding us through conveyancing, which was often complicated to ordinary members of the public. All our questions were answered, and answers explained to us clearly.” Client

Contact a residential conveyancing solicitor

If you would like to find out more about how our Residential Conveyancing team can support you, you can contact Margaret Vining, Rod Lloyd-Jones, Samantha Grimwood or Mark Buckerfield directly using the links below, or call 0800 652 8025.

Clarke Willmott has offices in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton and we provide conveyancing advice to clients located within the UK and around the world.

Your key contacts

James Knott

Chartered Legal Executive

James specialises in all types of residential property sales and purchases and mortgages both locally and nationwide as well as agricultural sales and purchases.
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