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Buying or Selling your home

Whether you are buying a new home, selling your current one, or you are an investor, we recognise that the legal process can be complicated and stressful. This is where our experienced team can help. We will expertly guide you through the stages required for buying or selling your home, keep a careful eye on any timescales, and ensure you are informed at every step of the way.

What can we do for you?

We know that buying or selling your home requires a professional team to ensure that any anxieties you have are resolved and the objective of moving into your new home takes as little time as possible by keeping in communication with all parties involved in the matter at all times.

Our aim is to provide you with a friendly, personal, efficient and above all good value service and to take away as much of the stress as possible as we work hard to help achieve a successful transaction for you and your family.

What will the cost be?

Our conveyancing cost calculator, below, will provide you with a breakdown of the total costs of the transaction.


If you would like Berry Smith to act for you or want further information from us, please save your quote and contact us on 029 2034 5511 /  01656 645 525 or, stating the reference number from your on-line quotation.

What is included?

Once we see the papers on your purchase, we will advise you immediately if there is any likelihood of these costs changing if, for example, there are missing documents or the nature of the transaction requires additional disbursements or costs.

If you are buying or selling a flat there will inevitable be additional costs payable to the landlord or management company to notify them of the sale or purchase but we will not know what these are until we see the relevant documents.

How long does it take?

The average time for a freehold sale or purchase is approximately six weeks but this can vary depending on various factors including if your sale or purchase is part of a chain of people buying and selling. If you are buying a leasehold property such as a flat, this will normally take a little longer as we will have to deal with agencies acting for the landlord and management company.

Our useful guide to the legal procedure involved in buying or selling your home can be found by clicking here. This sets out each stage of the transaction and what we do for you during that process and any steps you can take.

Who at Berry Smith will be helping you?

Chris Beames - has over 30 years’ experience in dealing with residential property matters of all types. Chris qualified as a solicitor in 1985 joining Berry Smith in 1989.

Jane Emery - is an Associate having joined Berry Smith in 2010 having qualified in    2007. Her role includes acting for mortgage companies in securing lending on residential property and that has led her to deal with many complex matters on a regular basis.

Gemma Whyte - joined Berry Smith in July 2017 having qualified as a solicitor shortly before that. Gemma has a great deal of experience in the property area having developed her skillset as part of her training and experience at the firm.

Georgia Evans - trained with Berry Smith having undertaken seats in our Probate Dispute Resolution and Conveyancing teams. Georgia qualified as a solicitor in October 2018 and has quickly built a valued relationship with many clients.

Further information and guides

Full details of our conveyancing services can be found HERE

Our useful guide to the legal procedure involved in buying or selling your home can be found by clicking here

We are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme that has been established to set a new standard for solicitors dealing with residential property services. As a consequence, we are often able to also act for lenders in the conveyancing process due to being on the panel of most of the major mortgage lending companies in the UK. This means that our clients do not have to meet the additional cost of a solicitor acting for a lender to check through the legal documents which would otherwise be the case.

Contact us on

Contact us on 02920 345511 or for a no obligation quote and further details.