Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the legal process involved in the transfer of ownership of land and property between on one person to another, or the granting of an interest i.e. encumbrance in land such as a mortgage or a right of way.

Individuals will typically instruct a conveyancing solicitor, chartered legal executive or a conveyancer to undertake this work for them when they buy and sell property.

The usual conveyancing transaction contains two distinct steps:

  1. The ‘exchange of contracts’, whereby the parties are contracted into proceeding, with legal penalties if they withdraw; and
  2. ‘Completion’, whereby legal ownership/title transfers.

Overall there are three separate stages to a conveyancing transaction: pre-exchange, pre-completion and post-completion.

It is essential that pre-exchange, the buyer ensures that they will obtain a good and marketable 'title' to the land; i.e. that the seller is the owner and has the right to sell the property, that there are no defects in the seller’s title deeds and that there are no factors that might prevent a mortgage or subsequent re-sale. To ensure that takes place, the buyer will invariably consult a conveyancer.

Conveyancers will either be solicitors, chartered legal executives or licensed conveyancers. The quality, and often the qualification, of the conveyancer will directly influence the speed of the transaction, whether title defects are missed and whether the buyer has trouble on a re-sale.

At Trethowans, we only have legally qualified conveyancers handling transactions for our clients.  You are guaranteed to have either a conveyancing solicitor or a chartered legal executive handling your conveyancing transaction. Not only does this ensure that your conveyance is handled professionally by a legally qualified individual, but it also means that we are in a position to advise you on other areas of the law that your conveyancing transaction may effect, such as Wills, trusts, probate, family, disputes, agriculture and employment.
 

Meet the team

Partners

Mark Daniels
Partner & Head of Residential Property Poole
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339007
0779 381 6844
Residential Property
Tim Higham
Partner & Head of Residential Property Group
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426985
07917 756 132
Residential Property

Associates

Katie Bickerstaff
Associate
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339037
Residential Property
Holly Dennis
Associate
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426974
Residential Property
Catherine Duthie
Associate
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0459
Residential Property
Halina Tomlinson
Senior Associate & Head of Residential Property Team Southampton
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0481
07500 935696
Residential Property
Michele White
Associate
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0450
Residential Property

Solicitors

Mariana Crawford
Solicitor
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426916
07880 716970
Residential Property
Julie Culverhouse
Solicitor
Residential Property
Southampton
02380 820476
Residential Property
Peter Hawker
Solicitor
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339042
Residential Property
Laura Russell
Solicitor
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0528
Residential Property

Conveyancing Executives

Lyn James
Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339029
Residential Property
Jon Laidler
Senior Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Salisbury
023 8082 0481
07881 343969
Residential Property
Natasha Neal
Conveyancing Executive
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426939
Residential Property
Jack Newton
Conveyancing Assistant
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426978
Residential Property

Legal Secretaries

Hannah Forrest
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426926
Residential Property
Nichola Gurd
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0540
Residential Property
Katie Healey
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0497
Residential Property
Jennifer Merrington
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339043
Residential Property
Sarah Miller
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Southampton
023 8082 0471
Residential Property
Harriet Newell
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426968
Residential Property
Rebecca Ormsby
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426919
Residential Property
Louise Robbins
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339047
Residential Property
Sonia Silman
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339018
Residential Property
Carole Stevens
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 339 026
Residential Property
Anna Taylor
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Poole
01202 338550
Residential Property
Jane Usher
Legal Secretary
Residential Property
Salisbury
01722 426944
Residential Property

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