We are experienced in dealing with both residential and commercial conveyancing for our clients.

Residential Conveyancing

With the Lichfield Reynolds LLP conveyancing team on your side, you can rest assured that your residential property transaction will be carried out professionally and efficiently.

Our knowledge of the Staffordshire and South Cheshire landscape, and our strong relationships with local property agents, solicitors and mortgage providers, means that we can deal with any issues quickly and with minimum fuss.

Whether you are just getting onto the property ladder or are building a property portfolio, we can help you:

  • buying a house or apartment;
  • buy-to-let;
  • equity transfer;
  • re-mortgage;
  • selling a house or apartment;
  • shared ownership;

Qualified and experienced team

Our Conveyancing Team has helped thousands of people to get on the property ladder, upscale or downsize, invest in a buy-to-let or buy a holiday home. To find out about our team member's qualifications and experience, click on their profile.

Based in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, our specialist residential property solicitors provide conveyancing services for clients throughout Staffordshire, Cheshire and beyond.

Timescales

For a property transaction without any complications, it usually takes around eight weeks from beginning to end. However, delays can arise from a number of circumstances outside our control, such as:

  • problems with mortgage lenders;
  • other transactions along the chain;
  • missing deeds and documents;
  • problems with planning permissions, boundaries or historic rights of access.

If you have a deadline, then please let us know and we will do our very best to meet it.

Selling/Buying Property

The buying and/or selling of a house can be very stressful and people need expert legal advice and assistance to steer them through the process.

In respect of selling, we will obtain full details of the title to the property and prepare the contract. We will guide our clients in respect of completing the necessary information forms. We will deal with the buyer's solicitors to answer any enquiries raised and to approve a transfer deed. If there is a mortgage, we will obtain details of the amount outstanding and deal with repayment of the mortgage on completion. We will arrange to exchange contracts and complete the sale and forward the balance due to our client without delay.

In respect of buying a survey of the property is advisable and we can advise about the different types of survey. We would arrange to obtain the necessary searches such as local search, water and drainage search and also where necessary a mining search and environmental search. We will advise on the results of these searches. We will obtain the draft contract and title documents from the seller's solicitor and ensure these are in order. We will raise any necessary enquiries with the seller's solicitors. We will prepare the transfer deed. We will deal with the lender if there is to be a mortgage to ensure that the mortgage advance is received on completion. We will arrange for the necessary Land Registry search and any other relevant searches prior to completion. Following completion, we will register the client's name as owner of the property.

If a client is selling a property and buying another property, we will ensure that both transactions are dealt with together so that contracts are exchanged at the same time and completion on both transactions is simultaneous.

We will keep the client informed throughout and ensure that a suitable completion date is agreed.

Transfers of Equity

We act for clients in respect of a transfer of a property from one name into joint names following a marriage or a transfer from joint names into one name following a divorce.

Re-mortgages

We act for clients who are moving their mortgage from one lender to another or taking out a second mortgage. We can ensure that the legal requirements of the lender are advised upon and complied with.