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residential conveyancing

We have the knowledge and experience to resolve even the most complicated property matters. When you choose our Residential Conveyancing team to handle your property sale or purchase you can be confident you are in safe hands.

Our dedicated team act for individuals, partnerships, trust companies, overseas investors, and financial institutions. So, whether you are buying for the first time, selling a Grade II listed building, or just looking to re-mortgage, our team understand fully the challenges and emotional time it can be, which is why we pride ourselves in offering that personal professional legal service.

With every property transaction you will receive that continuity of service from the same legal expert right through until completion ensuring that you are kept fully up to date of your property transaction.

What’s more we provide our legal services on a fixed fee basis*, which means there are no hidden extras. *(plus disbursements).

Our residential conveyancing solicitors

Our team are experienced in handling a variety of transactions:

  • Buying and selling residential property including new build and buy to let properties
  • Transfer of ownership or equity
  • Equity release
  • Re-financing and re-mortgaging
  • Probate Sales
  • Auction sales
  • Lease extensions
  • Rural & Agricultural land
  • HM Land Registry applications
  • Land purchase
  • Stamp duty land tax

Our Conveyancing team work closely with our Commercial Property team who have a wide range of expertise in commercial property, construction, portfolio management, property development, property investment as well as experience working with housing associations and charities. No matter how complex your conveyancing transaction our team can help you.

How much does it cost to buy or sell a property?

At Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors we are clear right from the start giving our clients a fixed fee legal service, ensuring there are no surprises. In all property transactions there will be expenses to pay to third parties such as land registry fees, searches with the local authority, water, and drainage searches and environmental, in some cases additional searches or disbursements may be incurred as part of your transaction but our team will explain fully what is required in your particular case.

Residential conveyancing process explained

The conveyancer will handle the whole transaction from start to finish for you. This broadly includes:

  • Checking the property title
  • Handling the contracts
  • Giving legal advice about the property
  • Replying to enquiries
  • Reporting to a lender (if you have one)
  • Dealing with registration of the property at the Land Registry
  • Reporting to you financially

How our experience can help

Our residential property team are available at our offices in Milton Keynes. They have considerable expertise in the local property conveyancing market in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire and across the UK. They have developed proactive relationships with local estate agents to ensure the best possible service for you.

We have secured membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

If you would like to speak with on of our experts call Emma Sidney or Klaudia Karas on 01908 692769 or simply complete the contact us form and we will be in touch.

Due to COVID19 backlog,  you will experience a slightly slower-than-usual service from HM Land Registry.   For more information click here.

Free Factsheets

What our clients say

“It was only by chance that we came across Geoffrey Leaver when selling our property and choosing them was the best decision we could have made. From the first moment we spoke to someone, we felt assured the transaction would run smoothly.

In our case the sale was extremely tricky and involved a dispute with the local Council, this is when Geoffrey Leaver put us in touch with Guy Brooks, who specialises in Dispute Resolution and Litigation. Guy is extremely knowledgeable, he advised us of our options at every stage and was very quick to respond to any questions or concerns we had. Guy was also able to take the stress away from what had become a very challenging situation. We are confident that without Guy’s expertise, our sale would have collapsed and we wouldn’t have been able to move to our dream home.

We can’t thank Guy enough for all his help and we would recommend him without hesitation. The service from Geoffrey Leaver on the whole was exceptional and without a doubt, the best firm of solicitors we have ever used. ” V Riley & R Skene

For more information about how we can help, you can read testimonials from our residential property clients.

Accredited Conveyancing Quality

THE residential conveyancing team

  • Emma Sidney Licensed Conveyancer
    Residential Property 01908 689351
    A graduate of Northampton University, Emma qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2005. She joined Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors three years later and deals with the lease, sale and purchase of commercial property and residential, as well as representing several national charity organisations.


  • Klaudia Karas Paralegal
    Private Client Services 01908 689352
    Klaudia is an experienced Paralegal in our Private Client Department working on a range of residential property matters such as sales, purchases, transfers of equity, re-mortgages and probate sales.


  • Zak Barnaville Paralegal
    Private Client Services 01908 689376
    Zak is a highly motivated and experienced Paralegal who works in the Private Client Services team assisting with Estate Administration, Court of Protection, Trusts, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Wills.


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