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Residential Conveyancing

Moving home can be a stressful time. Our specialist residential Team are focused on ensuring that your matter is dealt with as swiftly and as smoothly as possible.

Hodgkinsons Solicitors is accredited by the Law Society for conveyancing. Our Team are able to deal with a wide range of matters including: -

  • Home sales and purchases
  • Home mortgages and re-mortgages
  • Transfers of home ownership
  • Assents (transfers of the home following death)
  • Voluntary first registration of the legal title to any home or land at the Land Registry
  • Lettings of homes for landlords or tenants

We offer a bespoke service which is tailored to you to ensure that your transaction is dealt with as efficiently as possible. Our Team can also provide a wide range of advice on more complex matters, if necessary, with the assistance of experienced lawyers who each have over thirty years’ experience in the field.

Our Team are always happy to provide you with a no obligation estimate for the cost of your conveyancing matter/s. 

Mortgages and Re-mortgages

If you are interested in mortgaging or re-mortgaging your home our specialist team can assist you and your lender with this, including redeeming any former mortgage/s and registering the new mortgage/s against the property at the Land Registry.

Transfer of Ownership

Our Team are able to assist with the transfer of your home to someone else. This may be where you wish to gift your property to a third party or where you transfer your property to someone else in return for some payment. Our Team can advise on all aspects of these types of transfer, whether at a value or as a gift.


Our Team are also able to assist with an assent of a home. This is where a property has been left to someone under the Will (or in the Administration of an Estate where there is no Will) of a person who has died and the property needs formally transferring into the relevant beneficiary’s name. Our Team are able to assist and advise on these matters to ensure that the property is properly transferred, in accordance with, either, the deceased’s wishes, or with who the law determines is to inherit.

Voluntary First Registrations

Many people may wish to deal with the first registration of their home voluntarily. If your property is unregistered and you are interested in having that registered with the Land Registry, then we can do that for you.

Some properties in England and Wales are still unregistered. This means that the property is not registered with the Land Registry and your proof of ownership will be contained within your Title Deeds. Although this is not a problem, some clients prefer the peace of mind that the property is registered.


There are increasingly more and more homes that are available for letting, rather than for sale or purchase, because landlords see real property as a good investment.

Our Team can assist both landlords and tenants with the preparation and or consideration and approval of tenancy agreements, including how best to deal with the often called for tenant’s deposit.