Residential Conveyancing

Cooper Hall Solicitors

Our specialist conveyancing team deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing, whether you are buying or selling a property. We provide a professional and personal service to navigate the legal processes involved.  Our services include:

  • Property Purchases
  • Property Sales
  • Transfers of Equity
  • Re-mortgages
  • Transfers of Part

Please contact our team on 01274 488877 for a FREE initial consultation and to find out more about the services we offer.


This is one of the most common questions asked in relation to the conveyancing process. Generally speaking, the speed of a transaction will depend on a number of factors (including, but not limited to – property search timescales and mortgage offers) however we aim to complete a transaction within 6-8 weeks. We will of course inform you if at any point we think the matter will take longer.

We work on a fixed fee basis and you can call for an instant quote.

This is the date on which the seller becomes legally obliged to sell a property and the buyer becomes legally obliged to buy the property on the agreed completion date.

We will request the deposit from you once exchange and completion dates have been agreed. The deposit will be payable to the seller’s solicitors on exchange of contracts, we will arrange for the deposit funds to be sent to the seller’s solicitors.

Property searches are enquiries that we make of the Local Authority and other parties to obtain further information about the property you plan to purchase. The search results typically include information in relation to planning permission, contaminated land, common drains etc. The main searches when purchasing a property are:

  1. Local Authority
  2. Water & Drainage
  3. Environmental

The mortgage funds will be requested by us once a completion date has been set, most lenders require at least 5 working days to process the release of funds.

The mortgage funds will be paid directly to our firm and we will transfer the funds to the seller’s solicitors on completion.

The estate agent will confirm when and where to collect the keys, once the seller’s solicitor has received the purchase funds and confirmed that the transaction has completed.