Residential Property Solicitors


Essex: 01702 338338 or London: 020 8049 5888

Residential Property Solicitors

Our substantial and dedicated team of residential property solicitors are able to provide an independent, fast, efficient and reliable service in all residential property transactions including sale and purchase, remortgages, transfers by way of gift and residential lettings.

In addition we offer advice on joint ownership and can prepare Trust Deeds to accord with your instructions. We appreciate that a house move is perceived to be a stressful time but aim to remove that stress where possible. We ensure good communication at all times with our clients, the legal representatives of other parties in the transaction and the Estate Agents.

We are an established (CQS) accreditation holder – the mark of excellence in home-buying. The firm underwent a rigorous application and assessment by the national Law Society to become part of the CQS initiative, which recognises high quality in residential conveyancing. CQS has the support of the Council of Mortgage Lenders, the Building Societies Association, Legal Ombudsman and the Association of British Insurers.

As Residential Property Solicitors, we are a team of experienced property lawyers who provide a range of legal services for clients in the residential property sector. Our aim is to provide a seamless service to ensure your property transaction is as stress-free as possible.

We provide a comprehensive range of residential property services, including conveyancing, property finance, and lease extensions. We can help you with all aspects of the legal process from the initial offer to completion, ensuring that your transaction is handled efficiently and effectively.

Our residential property solicitors are here to help you with all your property-related legal needs, including buying or selling a house, remortgaging, and lease extensions. We understand that buying or selling a home can be a complex process, and we are here to guide you through every step of the way.

Our team of experienced solicitors can provide expert advice on all aspects of property law, including residential leasehold disputes, boundary disputes, and adverse possession claims.

Our experienced team of residential property solicitors will guide you through every step of the process. We will handle all the legal work involved in buying or selling your property, including conducting searches, preparing and reviewing contracts, and exchanging contracts.

We aim to ensure that your property transaction is completed as smoothly as possible, with all legal and financial issues taken care of. Our team of experienced solicitors will provide you with expert advice and guidance throughout the process, ensuring that you are fully informed and understand all the legal implications of your transaction.

If you need a residential property solicitor, we are here to help. Contact us today to discuss your requirements and find out how we can help you.

What is conveyancing?
Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring the ownership of property from one person to another. It involves a series of legal procedures that are designed to ensure that the transfer of ownership is legal and valid.

How long does the conveyancing process take?
The conveyancing process can take anywhere from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the transaction and the number of parties involved.

Why should I use a residential property solicitor?
Using a residential property solicitor can help to ensure that your property transaction is legally valid, and all legal and financial issues are taken care of. A solicitor can also provide expert advice and guidance throughout the process, ensuring that you are fully informed and understand all the legal implications of your transaction.

How can we help you today?

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The usual stages of a residential purchase and sale are summarised below.

Buying a home

Establishing a chain
We first help establish that the chain of transactions is complete and will let you know how far the chain extends and make sure that all parties appear to be ready to proceed before you instruct us to undertake any work. This helps ensure that you avoid any unnecessary expense.

Preliminary Enquiries
The seller’s solicitor will send us a contract which includes details of the Sellers ownership of the property (known as “title”) and any other relevant documents for the property you are purchasing. We examine the contract to ensure that it agrees with your instructions and does not contain any unacceptable provisions. We check the title documents to confirm that the seller has the right to sell the property and send any enquiries to the seller’s solicitor and carry out any necessary searches. We will report to you on the documentation received and discuss with you any areas of concern.

Exchange of contracts
Once we have satisfactory responses to our enquiries and searches, the contract can be approved. You will need to ensure you have obtained any necessary mortgage at this stage. Contracts can then be formally exchanged so that all the parties involved in the chain are committed to complete their transactions on an agreed date.

After exchange, we make any final searches and prepare any relevant documents for you to sign. We request the mortgage funds and let you know if we need any balance to complete the purchase. On the completion date, we transfer the purchase money to the bank of the seller’s solicitor, using our own secure electronic payment terminal. After completion we deal with any stamp duty land tax requirements and register your ownership (and any mortgage) at the Land Registry before sending the deeds to your lender who retains them for the duration of the mortgage. If you have no mortgage, you may choose to store them, free of charge, in our security vault.

Please fill out our contact form via the get in touch button below. A member of our Conveyancing Team will contact you with a reply within 24 hours.

Selling a home

Once a buyer has been found we prepare a contract which we send to your buyer’s solicitor and deal with any subsequent enquiries and obtain your detailed instructions as necessary.

Exchange and Completion
We arrange the exchange of contracts and deal with any requisitions raised by the buyer’s solicitors. we approve the transfer document, arrange to redeem any current mortgage you have and account to you for any balance due.

This is a brief summary of the work we carry out on your behalf. If you would like to know more, we would be happy to explain any of the stages in more detail.


“I have just completed the sale of a property. Amber Day and her team provided a very professional and timely service. They are always available and happy to pick up the phone. It really moves the process along.”

David H

“We recently completed on a house in Benfleet. Sophie Davies was professional, reliable, efficient and friendly. She was outstanding and a credit to your firm.”

Ian Smith

“Thanks again for your help. You have been the fastest solicitors I have ever used. I will use you again in the future for anything I need.“



Located in the heart of London and Essex

Paul Robinson Solicitors is a thriving independent law firm committed to providing exceptional service to clients nationwide, with offices situated throughout London and Essex.

Established in 1983, the firm has steadily expanded over the past 35 years, offering an extensive range of legal services to both personal and commercial clients. The team of highly experienced and skilled solicitors specialises in various fields and is dedicated to providing an outstanding level of service to achieve positive outcomes for their clients. The firm’s cutting-edge technology and efficient systems, together with its support and managerial staff, ensure maximum efficiency, accuracy, and cost-effectiveness.


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