Residential Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying and Selling residential property can be a very stressful experience so it is essential that you are guided through the process as smoothly as possible by our renowned team of conveyancing solicitors.

Our conveyancing solicitors have a wealth of legal knowledge, market experience and contacts to assist you every step of the way. One of our friendly team of experts will be assigned to your case throughout and will be on hand to offer clear, practical and personalised legal advice. We work very closely with local estate agents and mortgage brokers and can recommend specialists who can assist with surveys/structural reports etc.

Our residential conveyancing solicitors can advise on all aspects of buying and selling property including:

  • Buying and selling a residential property, including for first-time buyers, property investments, new build, help to buy and buy to let transactions
  • Grade 1 & 2 listed properties
  • Freehold, leasehold and lease extensions
  • Auction properties
  • Re-financing / Re-mortgaging
  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT)
  • Park homes
  • Unregistered properties
  • Shared ownership
  • Probate sales
  • HM Land Registry applications
  • Voluntary first registration
  • Our conveyancing solicitors act for several local developers and have specialists in plot sales
  • Commercial property
  • Agricultural properties and land

The majority of our instructions are from existing local clients who use our services again and again, as well as a loyal following of London-based clients. Our clients count on us for our renowned legal expertise, fresh thinking and pragmatic insight, delivered in clear, jargon free language.

During any transaction there can be a need to obtain specialist legal advice in respect of planning issues, boundary disputes, Wills, tax and trusts etc. We also have our own 'in-house' departments who will be able to assist.

Current residential conveyancing property offers:

View our current £250 discount on conveyancing legal fees for property sales and purchases in the BA20, BA21 and BA22 area - contact our team on 01935 846000 for more information.


FAQs Top Tips when buying a house

There are many hurdles to jump when you’re purchasing a new home.

  1. Know the true costs and set a budget. Don’t just save for a deposit; budget for the whole buying process including surveys, searches, land registry, mortgage arrangement and legal fees, stamp duty, removal and furnishing costs and any potential repairs. And, if you’re buying a leasehold property, remember to factor in service charges and ground rent.
  2. Get an ‘Agreement in Principle’ before making an offer. Talk to a mortgage adviser about mortgage deals, then get an 'agreement in principle' from a mortgage lender – it could give you the edge on buyers without one.
  3. Consider your options - if you are a first time buyer, it’s well worth exploring the government’s first time buyer initiatives.
  4. Appoint an experienced lawyer - a good lawyer will manage the legal side of house buying and ensure everything goes smoothly.
  5. Get first dibs – ask local estate agents to call when suitable properties are about to come onto the market, that way you can book one of the first viewings.
  6. Ask questions – find out as much as you can about the area and the property, including how many viewings and offers it’s had - it helps when it comes to negotiating.
  7. Be realistic about timings – local searches can take up to 18 weeks and if you’re in a chain, not everyone will be ready when you are.
  8. Commission a full property survey – it's different to a valuation survey and will flag up any problems that could cost you later down the line. Your lender may require you to use a specific surveyor.
  9. Get insured – find a comprehensive building insurance policy with no onerous restrictions they can impose if, for example, you’re purchasing in a flood risk area.
  10. Draw up a Will – if you die, you'll want your assets (including your home) to be distributed to your loved one. Ask a lawyer to help you draw up a legally binding will.

“Cate, was incredibly professional and friendly. She worked diligently on our conveyancing case and kept us informed throughout the process. Her eye for detail is impeccable. We're very satisfied with the service we've received from battens. Can't thank her enough for her service.”

E Phiri

“Brilliant service, couldn’t speak any higher of Tina and Cathy. Professional and friendly what more could you ask for.”

C Wallis

“Throughout the entire conveyancing process, Naomi provided an excellent & efficient service dealing with any queries as they arose & keeping us well informed on progress being made. This turned a potentially stressful event into one that ran smoothly from start to finish. I'd have no hesitation in recommending Naomi to anyone who is looking to buy or sell a property.”

R Lucas

“Jason was fantastic! As first time buyers, we were largely unaware of the process, however, Jason kept us up to date every step of the way. I’ve got to say, Jason made everything so clear and simple that I’m now confused as to how family/friends found their purchases stressful! I’ll be recommending Jason to anyone that mentions they’re looking to buy or sell their home!”

J Ball

“A fantastic professional firm, Claire has been fantastic and has explained everything in layman’s terms and helped with any questions.”

D Windsor

“Jayne has been super diligent and prompt throughout the whole process. I haven't had to chase for updates or responses and the whole process from start to finish has been seamless and stress-free! Thank you!”

N. White

“Jen has been brilliant from start to finish. Solicitors often have a reputation of being slow and needing chasing, but not in Jen's case (and Battens as a company)! She was always one step ahead and super diligent. She helped explained things through when the legal elements got a bit over our heads! As stressful as house moves can be, we were very lucky that this process was made to feel relatively seamless thanks to Jen's hard work. We can't thank you enough for that. I would absolutely recommend Battens services because of the experience we have had.”

N. White

“Lucy was the most professional and approachable solicitor I have used. Moving house can be so stressful but not if Lucy does your conveyancing.”

M Jessop