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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
  • Leaseholds & Shared Ownership
  • Remortgages
  • Transfers of Home Ownership
  • Lettings of Houses for Landlords or Tenants
  • Assents (Transfers of the home following death)
  • General Deed and Title Enquiries
  • Voluntary First Registration of your Property at the Land Registry
  • Trusts and Co-Ownership
  • Equity Release

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. 

Leaseholds & Shared Ownerships

If you are thinking about buying a leasehold property or a property through a shared ownership scheme, Hodgkinsons can help you. Our expert Conveyancing Team are specialists in this unique area of law. They can provide you with legal advice regarding the process, costs, common benefits and pitfalls and the steps you should take going forward. Our Lawyers will always consider your current circumstances and provide bespoke advice to suit your needs which will help you to achieve your property goals.

Re-mortgages

If you are interested in 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.

Lettings

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.

Assents

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.

General Deed & Title Matters

Deeds are documents which prove the ownership of a property and any accompanying land. If you need to make a change to your Title Deeds, such as changing or removing the name of owners, our Residential Conveyancing Team can help you to ensure that your deeds reflect your current circumstances to give you peace of mind for the future.

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.

Trusts & Co-Ownership

If you intend to own a property jointly with another person or you wish to hold a Property as an asset for a Beneficiary, you should enquire with our Residential Conveyancing Team for more information about Trusts and Co-Ownership. Throughout all Conveyancing transactions, we will provide you with expert legal advice ensuring the best interests of all parties to achieve the best possible solution.

Equity Release

If you are thinking about releasing money from a property our Team of Residential Conveyancers can give you the expert legal advice you need. Our Team have many years of experience in assisting clients who are considering an equity release plan. When borrowing money against the value of your home, you need to ensure that you have received the best possible legal advice regarding the implications involved from a knowledgeable Lawyer at Hodgkinsons.