Residential Property Conveyancing

Safe, reliable conveyancing to meet your needs and deadlines

Buying or selling your home can seem stressful, with lots of legal details to get right and very large sums of money involved. However, with our dedicated conveyancing team working proactively on your behalf, your property transaction should be plain sailing.

Offering a common sense approach, meticulous attention to detail and clear communication through every stage of your transaction, our Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accredited team can help you get the deal done on your schedule while keeping you safe and avoiding unnecessary hassle.


We know how frustrating it can be waiting for the next stage of the process to happen. When you use our team, you will have a single point of contact who deals with all of your conveyancing and who will give you regular updates. This means you will never be left wondering what is going on or how long it will be until your conveyancing is complete.

To make our service as convenient as possible, we can deal with your conveyancing by email, over the phone or face-to-face – whatever fits best around your life.

As well as dealing with buying and selling all types of residential property, our experienced team can also help with all other types of residential conveyancing transactions, including lease extensions, remortgaging, equity release and transfer or equity.

So, if you want a fast, reliable and hassle-free conveyancing service, we would love to hear from you.

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Want to see how much your conveyancing might cost? Request a conveyancing quote.

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To see how we can help with your conveyancing, please call now on 020 8949 9500 or you can request a call back at a time to suit you.

How we can help with your residential property conveyancing

Our trusted residential property specialists offer expert advice on:

Our residential conveyancing fees

We aim to keep our conveyancing fees competitive, while offering the highest quality service for our clients. Our pricing is transparent, with all costs made clear in advance and no hidden fees to worry about.

To see how much your conveyancing might cost, you can request a conveyancing quote or take a look at the pricing guides for different types of transactions below:

Common questions about residential conveyancing

The following are our answers to some of the most common questions clients ask us about conveyancing. Have a question we haven’t answered? Please get in touch.

How long does conveyancing take?

As a general rule, most residential sales and purchases can be completed in around 8-12 weeks. However, this will depend on the type of property, how quickly the other party’s solicitors respond to any queries and whether there are any issues that need to be resolved e.g. questions over the property title.

We will always aim to keep your conveyancing moving ahead as quickly as possible by making sure every detail is accounted for and taking proactive action to head off any potential problems that could hold things up. If you have a particular deadline in mind, let us know and we will be happy to talk about what we can do to meet your needs.

What does a solicitor do during conveyancing?

The conveyancer’s role is to handle the legal side of the transaction, check for any potential problems and keep you and your money safe, while making sure the transaction can go ahead on schedule with as little stress as possible for you.

Exactly what your solicitor does during conveyancing will depend on the type of transaction, but for residential purchases they will typically:

  • Review the contracts of sale and title
  • Query any points of concern with the seller’s solicitor
  • Carry out conveyancing checks to identify any potential issues that might affect the property e.g. new developments in the local area
  • Exchange contracts with the seller’s solicitor
  • Transfer the deposit and balance of funds to the seller
  • Pay any Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) due on the property
  • Update the property records with the Land Registry

When does the sale of a house become final?

The sale of a property only becomes legally binding when you exchange contracts. After this point, neither party has the right to pull out or try to renegotiate.

However, until you exchange contracts, either buyer or seller can pull out at any time for any reason. For sellers, this allows you to stay open to higher offers, while as a buyer it means that if any problems are discovered during conveyancing you can decide whether you want to go ahead with the purchase or potentially ask for a reduction in the sale price.

Why Pearson Hards are the right choice for your conveyancing

We offer safe, reliable conveyancing with a level of expertise and personal service you would expect from the big London firms, but without the London price tag.

Our Residential Property team is led by Partner Hatice Mustafa, who is a highly experienced residential property expert who has been helping clients with all types of conveyancing for decades. She is assisted by Natalie Goddard, a Licensed Conveyancer and Conveyancer Emily Holland.

We are accredited by the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in recognition of the excellent service we deliver to our clients. As accredited members, we undergo strict assessment, monitoring and annual reviews to ensure we are maintaining the exceptionally high standards demanded by the scheme.

So whether you are buying or selling your home, looking to remortgage, or need help with any other type of residential property deal, you can rest assured that you are in the safest of hands with Pearson Hards.

Speak to our residential conveyancing lawyers in New Malden, Surrey now

For a plain sailing property transaction, and a committed service from experienced property and conveyancing experts, please get in touch.

You can request a conveyancing quote or to speak to a member of our team, call now on 020 8949 9500 or request a call back at a time to suit you.