Residential Law

Residential Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing is the legal process of purchasing or selling a house. Most people use solicitors to act for them on a house sale or purchase, because they are not sufficiently familiar with the process. In addition, if you are purchasing with a mortgage, your lender will require a solicitor to be appointed to act for and on their behalf. At Britannia Solicitors, we are always happy to talk to clients who have any initial queries concerning the process. Britannia Solicitors specialise in advising on the complex area of residential property law, especially Residential Conveyancing. We offer a friendly, efficient and effective legal advice on any area of residential property law. Once you instruct us to act on your house move a case manager will be allocated to your file and you will have their contact details – including direct dial and email address – this will provide you with certainty that your case is being handled by your own dedicated residential conveyancing specialist who will be more than happy to discuss your property transaction to ensure that you are fully aware of the process.


We guarantee transparency and efficiency with a personal touch. Our residential property lawyers have an outstanding reputation for acting on behalf of individuals and companies on their property transactions. Many of our clients have been with us for over many years. We are always conscious of your timescale. Our lawyers are proactive and will chase the other parties concerned to drive your transaction forward at all times.

Our residential conveyancing include the following services and our team can help with:

  • Selling a house
  • Buying a house
  • Equity Transfers
  • Tenancy agreements and leases
  • Lease Extensions
  • Enfranchisement
  • New Buy Scheme
  • Shared ownership
  • Conveyancing for repossessed property
  • Conveyancing for builders & developers

What are the stages of Property Conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of transferring a property from one legal owner to another. There are three separate stages to go through when you are selling or buying property:

  • Offer to vender
  • Instruction of a conveyancer
  • Payment of upfront fees
  • Property Searches
  • Mortgage offer
  • Survey
  • Deposits
  • Planning of completion date
  • Exchange
  • Completion

  • For property seller, the stages are :

  • Find an estate agent and put property on the market.
  • Accept an offer.
  • Instruct a conveyancing solicitor.
  • Get an energy assessment.
  • Draft contracts.
  • Agree completion date.
  • Exchange.
  • Completion.

  • Your property conveyancer will request a settlement figure for your mortgage if required and with liaise with all relevant parties to the completion.