Residential Property

Sell a property from £525*
Buy a property from £550*

Here at St Helens Law we provide a full range of residential property conveyancing services, including sales, purchases, remortgage and equity release. We will help and assist you during this exciting time and will do all we can to achieve completion to suit all parties. We will give updates at each stage of the transaction to you, the estate agents and mortgage brokers.

Why choose us?

  • Transactions are dealt with as soon as practicable, having regard to your needs and expectations.
  • Unlike many legal practices we utilise modern technology to keep you informed at all times. We do not believe that there is any need to deal with correspondence by post only and we will regularly text and email you to ensure that transactions conclude as swiftly as possible.
  • We do not insist on you coming into the office to sign paperwork as we appreciate that this is not always convenient.
  • The initial quote we send to you is an estimate of what you should expect to pay on a straightforward property transaction. We do not believe in ‘hidden extras’. However if any unexpected work is required during the conveyancing process we will discuss potential extra costs with you before proceeding.
  • In conveyancing transactions a number of pre-contract searches will be required. If your Lender will so allow, we will utilise our direct contacts with a number of search agencies, who will not only carry out these searches more quickly but also at a reduced rate.
  • If you require an Energy Performance Certificate to be prepared we can deal with this on your behalf.

We will be happy to discuss with you any aspect of your residential property needs on an initially free and informal basis.

For details of our conveyancing prices, please click here to download our PDF guide.

To contact our Residential Property team, please call 01744 454433, or click here to email >

*The price of £525 shown is + vat and plus Disbursements and for selling a residential property up to £100,000. The price of £550 shown is + vat and plus Disbursements and for purchasing a residential property up to £100,000.

Selling a property

Our expert conveyancing solicitors will provide you with a full advice service for all your property sale needs. This includes:

  • Home reports – your appointed solicitor will offer their expert advice in order to make sure your home report is compiled in accordance with the law. A home report should contain a single survey, a property questionnaire, and an energy report which must be handed over to the buyer before the sale can be confirmed.
  • Sale negotiation – you do not have to worry about conferring the selling price, as our expert solicitors will do that for you. They will also accept any purchase offers on your behalf and, once the sale has concluded, they will draw up a binding purchasing agreement.
  • Post-sale paperwork – your solicitor will handle any additional checks after the sale of the property, such as drawing up new deeds for ownership transference, collecting sale monies, organising repairs, and mortgage-related issues.

Buying a property

Here at St Helens Law, we offer a step by step service for all your property buying requirements. Our services include:

  • Property search – our expert solicitors can offer you all the information you need about current properties available in your specified area. They will also liaise with selling agents in order to submit a note of interest for a specific property (this should not be confused with making an offer).
  • Property information – your solicitor will ensure that you are provided with a home report, which should give you all the information you need regarding the property before making a purchasing decision. This will also include a survey report, although in some instances this may not be sufficient, as a mortgage provider may request a more detailed report, which can be arranged by your solicitor.
  • The offer process – once you have decided on a property, your solicitor will offer their expert advice regarding the offer price, and they will then draw up a formal offer to the seller. If your offer is accepted, your solicitor will work with you to draw up a written acceptance that reflects your best interests, which is submitted to a selling agent.

If there are no outstanding points, the sale should go ahead without any interruptions, and a legally binding contract will be drawn up by both parties. Before signing the contract, your solicitor will explain the implications of the contract and the penalties that will occur if you opt out of the contract after signing. You will also be required to pay a deposit for the property at this stage.

  • Ownership documents – these will be overlooked by your solicitor to ensure that everything is in order and, once they are happy with the assessment, they will then relay to you all your rights and restrictions in relation to the property.
  • Purchase completion – this involves the final transfer of the remaining funds, which confirms your legal ownership of the property. At this stage, you should ensure that you obtain appropriate property insurance which starts from the date of completion.


The process of re-mortgaging involves changing your mortgage lender on your property, which is an option if you wish to borrow money, find a better deal, or your financial status has changed.

If you are considering re-mortgaging your property, our experienced conveyancing team can assist you with the entire process, as we provide a stress-free service by finding the mortgage that is right for you.

 Equity release

Equity release is an ideal option for anyone who is retired or even looking to renovate, as it allows you to release equity from your property in exchange for disposable monies.

Our experienced property solicitors can offer you the best legal service regarding equity release schemes, ensuring that you find a plan that suits your needs.

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