Buying or selling a house is one of the biggest financial decisions most of us make.

To help you through the process, our experienced and friendly team of residential conveyancing experts will ensure your transaction is completed as quickly and affordably as possible. For a free quote contact 01829 307 231 or email [email protected]

No hidden extras – just a fast and efficient service with regular jargon-free updates.

Don’t just take our word for it – feedback shows 97% of residential conveyancing customers say they would recommend us to others.

Let our award-winning team help you to buy or sell your property

Acquisition International, AI award, 2018, legal awardsWe are delighted to have won the Acquisition International Best for Conveyancing Legal Services 2018, North West England award. 

LFS award, Direct Conveyancing Firm of the Year, winnerWe are also proud that our conveyancing team won the national LFS Award for Direct Conveyancing Firm of the Year. The award highlights excellent service and a commitment to continual improvements.

Read more about the LFS conveyancing award

Modern Law Conveyancing Award, Highly CommendedAnd we are also delighted that our team was ‘highly commended’ by the Modern Law Conveyancing Awards 2017 for its commitment to client care.

Quick quote, no hidden fees

Contact us for a free, no obligation conveyancing quote. The price you are quoted to complete your conveyancing is the price you pay. We will not provide you with a low quote and add on extras as we go through the process!

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Our conveyancing service

Our team has almost 50 years’ collective experience delivering high quality work in all matters relating to residential conveyancing.

We have four conveyancing teams each consisting of four members which are led by experienced fee earners and supported by three legal assistants.

Our conveyancers are supervised by Caroline Jones.

Examples of costs

Please note that the cost of selling or buying a house depends on numerous factors such as whether the property is leasehold or freehold. It is important to ask for a quote for the particular property you are buying or selling, so you will know exactly what you are paying for.

Also, there are some costs which are the same regardless of the solicitor you might choose to use – this could include local searches. We encourage you to get a quote which lists all the costs up front that you will be expected to pay, to make sure that these standard costs are included and your quote details whether VAT is included or not. This will avoid any surprises later down the line which can trip up home buyers or sellers. Also, check when you’ll be expected to pay the charges, allowing you to budget.

3 points to consider when getting a quote:

  1. Are all charges included – including standard charges?
  2. Which costs include / exclude VAT?
  3. When will you be expected to pay each amount?

Selling a freehold property quote example:

Based on a sale price of £133,000.

  • Legal fees – £495
  • VAT – £99

In addition, to the above you may also have to pay other costs and disbursements (costs involved in the process that are payable to someone else. We make the payment for you to ensure a smoother process, and you pay us back). Below is an example of the additional sums you may have to pay:

  • Title register, £3.
  • Title plan, £3.
  • Additional title documents (per document), £3.
  • Fees for verification of identification (per person), £12 (including VAT).

Buying a freehold property quote example:

Based on a purchase price of £250,000.

Legal fees, £600.

VAT, £120.

In addition, to the above you may also have to pay other costs and disbursements, below is an example of the additional sums you may have to pay:

  • Property searches (local, drainage, environmental), £162.80.
  • Land Registry Search fee, £3.
  • Bankruptcy search fee (per name), £2.
  • Lawyer checker fee, £12.
  • Fee for online Identification verification (per name), £12 (including VAT).
  • Registration fee, £135.
  • Bank transfer fee (per transfer), £35 (including VAT).
  • Stamp duty, £2,500.

Members of our conveyancing team

Caroline Jones – Partner, Head of the department

Caroline attended Queen’s University, Belfast and qualified in 2006.

She specialises in commercial property acquisitions and disposals, pension fund acquisitions, all aspects of landlord and tenant work, planning matters, option and overage agreements. She acts for developers and portfolio clients across the UK and in Ireland.

She also specialises in providing clients with efficient, legally sound and commercially focussed advice.  This approach helps to speed up transactions, minimising risk and maximising opportunities.

Stephanie Brayshay – Fee Earner, Chartered Legal Executive (Fellow) and Solicitor

Stephanie has acquired over 20 years’ experience and has two types of qualification. After qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive in 2006, she undertook further study at the College of Law in Guildford and dual qualified as a Solicitor in 2008.

She has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of residential sales and purchases but also specialises in remortgage, transfer of equity, equity release and new build properties.

Stephanie understands that no two transactions are the same and takes a proactive approach in resolving specific challenges swiftly to progress transactions without causing delays.

Dan Nevin – Fee Earner, Solicitor

Dan qualified as a Solicitor in 2011 but has over 11 years’ experience specialising in all aspects of residential conveyancing.

Dan has extensive experience dealing with all aspects of residential property matters but his expertise also covers local knowledge, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. He takes pride in maintaining the highest level of service and has a great reputation with local estate agents and mortgage brokers.

Dan has also previously been shortlisted for the Conveyancer of the Year by the national Modern Law Conveyancing Awards.

Dan likes to take the stress out  of your property purchase or sale and does this by working hard to make sure he delivers excellent client service and that each stage of the process is completed as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Danielle Hall – Fee Earner, Licenced Conveyancer

Danielle qualified in 2018 but amassed years of experience prior to obtaining her licence. Her experience covers all aspects of residential buying and selling property.  She previously specialised in large London based transactions through broker referrals.

Danielle is proud to have been recognised for her talent and nominated for an award at the National Mortgage Awards.

Danielle aims to reduce the stress throughout a demanding and often confusing process. She works hard to provide top level service, giving as much help and guidance as possible.  She takes pride in her organisational and communication skills, the result of which is continual positive feedback received from clients and other third parties.

Sean Jones – Conveyancing Executive

Sean has over 10 years’ residential conveyancing experience which, when combined with local knowledge helps him to deal efficiently with a range of conveyancing matters. He largely handles freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, and new build and auction purchases.

He works hard to reduce stress for clients throughout what can be a demanding process for some. In particular, Sean understands that this is important for first-time buyers as the process is completely new to them. He helps by ensuring that information is easy to digest and presented in a straight-forward way. Sean takes pride in offering support from the outset, being organised and communicating clearly to achieve the highest levels of customer satisfaction.

Two handy checklists to help you choose and move into your dream home

Tips, buying a house, before buying a house

  1. Viewing a house

So, you have a shortlist of ideal houses and dream of moving in. How do you decide which is right for you? This house viewing checklist will help you find what you are looking for. Legal points? Tick. Saving money? Check. How long will it take? Done. You have your house viewing covered!

Tips, house viewing, moving home

2. Moving house

Congratulations! You have found the right house at the right price. This checklist covers what to do before moving out for your old house into the new. Avoid expensive bills? Done. Sort out utilities? Tick. These house moving tips will help your move go smoothly leaving you to enjoy your new home!


What clients think

“Claire was so understanding and patient. I suppose most solicitors have client contact of around 6 weeks; Claire has had 13 weeks with me. She has been most professional and understanding keeping me updated and answering queries quickly. She really does deserve a medal and praise. I really appreciate your hard work.”A very happy customer


A well as your house sale or purchase being handled by friendly property solicitors, our team are property experts who have local knowledge of the areas in which they work. Our residential property conveyancing service includes:

  • Selling a property
  • Buying a property
  • Mortgages
  • Re-mortgages
  • Transfer of ownership
  • Property auctions
  • Residential Tenancy Agreements (RTAs)
  • Buy-to-let

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What clients think about our service

“Can I just say how great you have been with all the buying and selling of my house and flat. It’s a bit of a minefield for the uneducated and to be fair nothing seemed to be too much hassle for you – thanks for all your help and patience. I would highly recommend you to anyone who needs a solicitor.” Richie Preston, Branch Manager, City Plumbing.co.uk

I have dealt with panel solicitors and by a long distance, Sean is the most approachable, professional and helpful I have had the pleasure of dealing with. It’s not often we get a ‘well done’ or a ‘thank you’ but Sean deserves this, he heads up a very good team (including Adele). Sincere thanks.” Kerry Harris, Branch Manager, Countrywide

“We have used Hillyer McKeown before and will use again. Straight talking, good response to questions.” Residential Property Client

“I would like to take this opportunity of thanking the conveyancing team for a first-class service, updates and attention for the smooth transition in selling our home.” Residential Property Client