Residential Property

House Buying & Selling

We know that the legal process associated with house buying or selling can be very stressful and complicated, involving many important decisions which you have to make. At times it can seem quite an overwhelming prospect. That is why you should use Bannister Bates.

As a property law specialist firm we provide a bespoke legal residential service, offering a flexible and friendly approach from our team of experts. There is always a qualified conveyancers dealing with your transaction, whom you will get to know and trust through your dealings with us.

All our conveyancing is carried out by fully qualified conveyancers to ensure that the highest standard is maintained. We keep in close contact with you throughout the entire process. You will deal with and speak directly to our legal advisor who is personally in responsible for your matter. Our legal advisors are proactive to ensure they do everything they can to meet your objectives and time scales whilst advising you on any issues or risks We are on the panel for most national banks and lending institutions which means that we can deal with all aspects of your transaction (including mortgages) without delay or extra costs.

We promise to

  • Carefully guide you through all stages of buying or selling your house
  • Explain the legal jargon and legal issues in plain English to ensure that you fully understand all the issues throughout the process
  • Use up to date IT systems to ensure your matter progresses quickly
  • Keep you fully informed of all steps in the transaction and ensure that you have a one to one relationship with the legal expert responsible for your matter
  • Provide competitive fee quotes with no hidden extras
  • Advise you on Stamp duty, Land Registry fees and search fees at the outset

As an individual client Bannister Bates specialist service includes

  • Buying or selling houses or apartments
  • Mortgages and re-financing
  • House exchanges & part exchanges
  • Buy to Let purchases/sales
  • Help to Buy & shared ownership schemes
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Equity Release/Transfers
  • Retirement Properties
  • Declarations of Trust
  • Assured shorthold Tenancy Agreements and property rental arrangements for landlords or tenants
  • Advise on types of surveys and searches to be undertaken and undertaking the same
  • Understand and make informed decisions on matters such as building regulations and planning control issues, rights of way and restrictive covenants affecting the property
  • Assist you to plan your budget by providing an early estimate of and keep you up to date with any costs relating to your property transaction
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