Buying a house can be a difficult time. Choosing a residential property Solicitor who can ease your way through this process is essential. Our commitment to providing an exceptional service means that we work hard to go above and beyond other conveyancer’s, to deliver a first class customer experience to remove the stress for you.

Conveyancing is the transfer of the legal ownership of a property from one person to another. Once everything is in order and all parties are satisfied, the conveyancers will exchange contracts and complete the transaction. Clients will need a conveyancer if they want to buy, sell or remortgage their property. Our residential conveyancing Solicitors are experts in helping you to buy your new home. Whether new or old, freehold or leasehold we check that everything is legally sound for you. Our expertise has developed over a number of years.

Buying a home, whether it be a house or apartment, is an exciting time but it can be confusing especially if you’re a first-time buyer. Adkirk Law are committed to sharing your journey by engaging with you every step of the way. Whether it be to answer your questions about payments or timings, speed up some element of the process or give reassurance where you need it our solicitors will support you make this important sale or purchase happen as smoothly as possible.

With this in mind, we have developed and introduced a range of services to make the conveyancing process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our unique blend of traditional service values, facilitated by the latest innovations in conveyancing technology, has resulted in consistently happy and satisfied clients.

What You Can Expect From Our Service

Our friendly and approachable Conveyancing team are here to assist you and answer any queries you may have. You will be assigned an individual conveyancing lawyer or executive who will personally deal with your transaction from start to finish. If your lawyer or executive is unavailable, one of the team will be there to help you at any point, answering those worrying questions.

We are committed to providing a fast, dedicated and personal service to all clients to meet your individual property needs. We will keep you thoroughly updated throughout the transaction and work hard to meet your specific requirements and timescales.

We adopt a pro-active approach by communicating with you and all other parties in the chain regularly, to ensure that progression to exchange of contracts is speedy. We have also built strong working relationships with local estate agents to ensure that any problems which arise are solved quickly.

Price Transparency

Our fees quoted based on the information disclosed to us cover all of the work required to complete the purchase of your new home, including dealing with registration at the Land Registry and dealing with the payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (Stamp Duty) if the property is in England, or Land Transaction Tax (Land Tax) if the property you wish to buy is in Wales. The quote will also include any other third party disbursements likely to be incurred on your transactions such as search costs. The quote is itemised so you know what is included.

You can calculate the amount of stamp duty or Land transaction tax you will need to pay by using or if the property is located in Wales before obtaining a free conveyancing quote.

You can obtain a quick self-service quote online via our website calculator by using The quote will also calculate land registration and land tax.

Or alternatively you can speak with a friendly member of our experienced team to discuss your circumstances by calling 0330 111 9728

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 7-12 weeks depending on complexity of the chain and if the property is vacant. Newbuilds can take longer if the development is still under construction and you have a reservation. Leaseholds can also take slightly longer than a standard freehold purchase.

Stages of the process

The precise stages involved in the purchase of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that you may wish to include:

  • Take your instructions, give you initial advice and issue your welcome pack
  • Verify your Identity
  • Check finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitors if needed
  • Receive and advise on contract documents
  • Carry out searches
  • Obtain further planning documentation if required
  • Make any necessary enquiries of seller’s solicitor
  • Give you advice on all documents and information received
  • Go through conditions of mortgage offer with you
  • Send final contract to you for signature
  • Agree completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchange contracts and notify you that this has happened
  • Arrange for all monies needed to be received from lender and you
  • Complete purchase
  • Deal with payment of Stamp Duty/Land Tax
  • Deal with application for registration at Land Registry

If you are looking for a highly efficient conveyancing service, coupled with expert advice, call us today on 0330 111 9728 to discuss your circumstances with us and one of our experts will assist you further.

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