Conveyancing Solicitors – Fixed Fees

We have more than 30 years’ experience in the property field and, as an accredited member of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme, we are recognised as a leading property law firm by lenders and brokers alike.

We won ‘Conveyancing/Legal Business of the Year’ at 2018 Mortgage Introducer Awards. Instruct us and you’ll find out why!


Trust your conveyancing to GWlegal and you'll get:


  • Fixed costs (no hidden surprises)
  • 24/7 access to your case and any milestones on our GW Account
  • Regular updates by phone and/or in writing from our friendly staff
  • The peace of mind that comes with choosing a solicitor with Conveyancing Association and The Law Society accreditation

Buying or selling a property is regarded as 'one of the most stressful things we do' in life. The last thing you want then is to have the situation made even more taxing by an inexperienced conveyancer. But with 30 years in the conveyancing game, there aren't many things we haven't experienced and successfully overcome! This is recognised by our CQS accreditation and CA membership.

Whether you are buying or selling a property, or even doing both, the team of solicitors and legal experts at GWlegal are here to make your conveyancing experience run smoothly and efficiently.

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Key Stages


The precise stages involved in the purchase/sale of a residential property vary according to the circumstances. However, below we have suggested some key stages that may apply to your conveyance:


  • Taking your instructions and giving you initial advice
  • Checking finances are in place to fund purchase and contact lender’s solicitor if needed (purchase only)
  • Receiving and advising on contract documents
  • Carrying out searches (purchase only)
  • Obtaining further planning documentation if required
  • Making any necessary enquiries of seller’s/buyer’s solicitor
  • Giving you advice on all documents and information received
  • Going through conditions of mortgage offer with you (purchase only)
  • Sending final contract to you for signature
  • Drafting Transfer (purchase only)
  • Advising you on joint ownership (purchase only)
  • Obtaining pre-completion searches (purchase only)
  • Agreeing completion date (date from which you own the property)
  • Exchanging contracts and notifying you that this has happened
  • Arranging for all monies needed to be received from lender and you (purchase only)
  • Completing sale/purchase
  • Dealing with payment of Stamp Duty Land Tax (purchase only)
  • Dealing with application for registration at Land Registry (purchase only)

How long will my house purchase take?

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move in to your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 12-16 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain.

For example, if you are a first-time buyer, purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it will take as long as it takes to finish the property with a further 8-10 weeks. However, if you are buying a leasehold property that requires an extension of the lease, this can take significantly longer, between 3-5 months. In such a situation, additional charges may apply.

Our fee and timings assume that:


  • This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise including for example (but not limited to) a defect in title which requires remedying prior to completion or the preparation of additional documents ancillary to the main transaction
  • This is the assignment of an existing lease and is not the grant of a new lease (purchase only)
  • The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complications arise
  • All parties to the transaction are cooperative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
  • No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required

Our Team

One of our teams will be allocated to your work. A team would normally have over 40 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to residential conveyancing. Our teams have particular expertise in residential conveyancing and specialised lending.

We have 3 members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Lynne McCaffrey Head of Conveyancing.

For more information about the Leaders of our Teams please click on Meet the Conveyancing Team Leaders.


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