Residential Conveyancing

Residential Conveyancing solicitors providing hassle free conveyancing for residential property transactions. We offer nationwide coverage with offices in Southampton, Stoke-on-Trent, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Liverpool and Havant.

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Residential Conveyancing Services:

If you’re buying or selling a property and are in need of a solicitor to take care of the conveyancing process then look no further. Youngs Law have a dedicated residential conveyancing team ready to help you with your property transaction.

Whether you are buying your first home, upsizing or downsizing or transferring ownership we are here to help get you moving. We know that every transaction can bring it’s own challenges, but our our team of solicitors are hear to make your life easy and navigate your transaction in a timely manner.

Our residential conveyancing services include:

  •  Drafting and reviewing of contracts and other legal documents
  •  Conducting the relevant searches
  • Handling the transfer of funds
  • Registering the transfer of ownership with the relevant authorities

We understand that buying or selling a property can be a stressful and time-consuming process. That’s why we strive to make it as easy and straightforward as possible. Our conveyancing solicitors are always available to answer any questions you may have and provide guidance and support throughout the process.

We also pride ourselves on communication and transparency, so you will know all of the cost involved with your transaction upfront and wont be stung with hidden fees upon completion.

Save time with our conveyancing app 

Youngs Law have now introduced a mobile conveyancing app, to make your life easier when it comes to providing ID or signing documents. Our mobile application uses the latest technology to link our clients to their residential property case manager quickly and easily.

From with our app you can do all of the following:

  • Provide ID by using your camera
  • Scan documents such as payslips and proof of address
  • Track the stages of your conveyancing case
  • Contact your solicitor directly
  • Receive notification about when your actions are required
  • Sign any documents – removing the need for paper copies and postage

Why Choose Youngs?

Our team of conveyancing solicitors pride themselves on ensuring that your matter goes through smoothly and in timely fashion. They will also be able to offer advice on any potential problems that may arise.

We will carry out all the necessary legal checks and paperwork and contact you only when required. We’ll also liaise with the other party’s conveyancer to ensure that the transfer of ownership goes smoothly. If you’re selling a property, your conveyancer will draft and negotiate the contract of sale, and they’ll also handle the transfer of funds.

We also know that communication between you and your conveyancer is extremely important in making sure things are done efficiently. With us, you will deal with the same solicitor from start to finish, so you only have to deal with someone who understands your case and is aware of the complications that you might be facing.

In addition to being qualified solicitors, we are proud to hold Law Society Legal Excellence and Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation so you can trust us to handle your affairs and take away the hassle of legal work involved in a property transaction.

Nationwide Conveyancing

Youngs Law have 5 offices throughout the UK and can help you to move house no matter where in the country you’re living or moving. If you do wish to come in and speak with us our offices are based in Havant, Southampton, Liverpool, Stoke-on-Trent and Newcastle-under-Lyme.

Other Property Services

We can help you with:

  • Buying a property (freehold & leasehold)
  • Selling a property (freehold & leasehold)
  • New build conveyancing
  • Shared ownership
  • Remortgages
  • Transfer of equity
  • Lease extensions
  • Buy to let
  • Right to buy scheme
  • Auctions

For more information about conveyancing, you can read our blog – everything you need to know about conveyancing

Other Services

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Richard Ayling

Chartered Legal Executive  – Havant

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Josie Peach

Conveyancing Executive – Havant

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Clare Dawson

Solicitor – Stoke-On-Trent

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Sophie Nivoit-Grahamn

Solicitor | Newbuild Team- Southampton

Conveyancing F&Qs

What is residential conveyancing?

Residential conveyancing is the term used for the legal process in which a house is bought or sold. The term residential simply refers to the fact that the property that is involved in the transaction is for living in and not a commercial transaction, such as buying a shop or building used to business. 

How long does it take?

The time it takes for the process to complete will vary from property to property. There can be complications that arise which may mean more work is required but as a rough guideline you should expect the process to take somewhere between 8 and 2 weeks.

What is a "chain"?

A chain is the term used when there is a line of people wanting to buy but are waiting on the completion of their sale or the sale of the house they’re buying to move. 

This leads to a number of linked transactions, each dependent on the other, and exchange of contracts must take place simultaneously in all transactions (usually with the completion dates also being synchronised).

What does exchange mean?

Exchange refers to the exchanging of contracts. Once exchange has taken place, usually by a conveyancer over the phone, the contract is legally binding and you cannot pull out of the transaction. 

Up until that point, either party are free to withdraw from the deal. 

How much deposit do I have to pay?

The industry norm is for a deposit is 10% of the purchase price. Sometimes buyers cannot find that amount and a lesser amount can be negotiated and you are also entitled to pay more than 10% if you have the money available and want to use a small loan amount or mortgage. 

Often the deposit received on the sale is passed down the line of purchases (which in many instances will be less than 10%). It may be difficult to negotiate a deposit of less than 5%.

What is a survey?

A survey or home buyers report is a highly recommended part of any house purchase. Under English law you take the property as you find it and the survey will give you a complete overview into all aspects on the property so you know that there are no issues and if issues are find, the price is often renegotiated. 

Whilst some buyers are content to do that themselves or to have it looked over by a builder, in the majority of cases buyers arrange for properties to be inspected by a professional surveyor.

For further information and confidential advice from our team of specialist solicitors, please contact a member of our team or call us on

033 33 582 590

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