Whether you’re a first-time buyer, a seasoned mover, or a buy-to-let landlord, you want a lawyer who will smoothly navigate the rules and requirements to tie up your paperwork or get those keys in your hand. But you also want a trusted advisor providing personal, unflappable support, guiding you through the process with complete clarity and zero stress.
At HMG we don’t just provide a diligent and thorough conveyancing service; we also make the process personal. We spend time understanding your individual circumstances and priorities to build a real relationship with you. We appoint your own dedicated solicitor to your matter so you’ll always have the same calm and capable expert to turn to, making your residential property dealings as straightforward and as stress-free as possible.
As an established local law firm, our honest advice is based on years of experience and in-depth knowledge of the local market. Alongside buying and selling we also provide expert guidance on matters such as mortgaging and re-mortgaging, release of equity, co-ownership arrangements, and lease extensions; clearing any confusion and taking the pain out of the paperwork.
We are accredited to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme, the mark of excellence for the home buying process. We underwent rigorous assessment by the Law Society in order to secure CQS status, validating our exceptional standards in the residential conveyancing process.
Information on our Services
Sale and Purchase
Moving home can be exciting but also stressful. Let us take the pain out of the process, smoothing any legal bumps and ensuring all procedures are completed thoroughly and efficiently to get those keys in your hand to your required timeframe.
Our personal service, vast knowledge of both the legalities and the local housing market, and genuine determination to help our clients secure that dream property keeps the whole process as stress-free as possible.
Whether you are buying or selling a house or a flat, making your first purchase, or downsizing later in life, we’ll get to know your individual situation and keep you informed at every step, guiding you through the process from start to finish. We’re almost as excited as you when you step over that threshold!
Lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement
You may have two particular worries: the risk of increasing tensions, and costs.
You might be concerned that instructing a solicitor will make a tense situation worse, but this should not be the case. At HMG we are considerate, sympathetic human beings and we want you to reach an amicable solution as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, in a constructive and non-confrontational way. Acrimonious court proceedings can so often be avoided, and we try to manage that in as many cases as possible.
You might also be worried about expensive legal fees. We understand that and will always discuss costs with you at the outset, providing an estimate based on your particular circumstances and issues, leaving no nasty surprises. We can also offer individual funding arrangements including, in some cases, delaying payment of fees until the conclusion of the matter. In many cases, we will be able to provide a fixed fee quote for some or all of the work required.
Equity release allows you to access the equity (cash) tied up in your home without having to sell it. There are various schemes, each with their own benefits, but the legal arrangements can be complex. With our vast experience in this area and our approachable, plain-speaking solicitors we’ll translate the legal jargon and we can help you understand how those arrangements affect you, your property, and your family.
Joint ownerships and declarations of trust
When two or more people buy a property together a decision has to be made on how it is to be owned, and what happens to a person’s share in the event of their death. Additionally, you may need to consider the tax implications of purchasing the property, dependant on whether or not you’re going to be living there.
While co-ownerships can be complex, our experienced Wills and Probate team is on hand to provide advice and guidance, and tailored solutions to resolve or avoid problems.
Mortgages and remortgages
Most mortgages are taken out at the time a property is purchased, but further down the line you might want to change your mortgage (remortgage) without moving house – to reduce or increase monthly payments, or to raise capital. Whatever your personal situation we provide a knowledgeable and sensitive service to ensure you have a handle on the legalities and get your paperwork processed speedily and with minimum fuss. So that you can get on with the more interesting things in life!
Our prices for property purchases start from £895 plus VAT and for property sale from £795 plus VAT. For full details of pricing, including related disbursements, please click here.