Downie & Gadban’s Residential Property / Conveyancing team handles the full range of residential conveyancing transactions, including buying and selling residential homes, buy to let and new build purchases, remortgages, and the purchase and sale of estates.
We offer a professional and personalised service, providing legal expertise which is both tailored to the individual client and competitively priced. We place a strong emphasis on high quality customer service, focusing in particular on clear communications in plain English and ensuring transactions are completed as quickly and smoothly as possible.
Areas of expertise
We act for clients on a variety of residential property / conveyancing matters, including:
- Buying and selling houses and flats
- Buy to let purchases
- New build properties
- Lease extensions
We specialise in dealing with mid- to high value residential conveyancing transactions, including the purchase and sale of estates. Typically, the properties that we deal with are in Hampshire, Surrey and London.
Frequently asked questions
Which organisations/quality schemes are you members of?
As a firm of solicitors, we are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). This is a national (England & Wales) regulatory body which protects clients by ensuring solicitors are appropriately qualified, insured and act with integrity and in accordance with the Authority’s principles. We are also members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices.
Will my matter be dealt with by a team or an individual? How will I communicate with them?
Your matter will be dealt with by an individual experienced conveyancer. You will have their direct dial telephone number and email address.
Are you on all of the lenders’ panels?
We are currently on all of the major lenders’ panels including Barclays, Coventry Building Society, HSBC Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Nationwide, Royal Bank of Scotland, Santander and Virgin Money.
How much will you charge?
Please do get in touch and we will be happy to explain our fees. We will need some information to estimate costs, including the address of the property to be bought/sold, the purchase/sale price, whether it is a freehold or leasehold property and whether it is a new build or established property.
Do you charge extra for acting for my lender?
No. Our fees include the work that we do for your lender.
Do you charge extra for filling in the Stamp Duty Land Tax form?
No. Our fees include filling in the Stamp Duty Land Tax form.
“Professional and helpful at all stages of my purchase.” (Kim)
“Lara Aveline from Downie & Gadban was very helpful and supported our purchase with expertise and knowledge.” (Katharina)
“I have dealt with Lara Aveline from Downie & Gadban on a couple of occasions for the sale and purchase of properties. Lara is extremely professional, and her advice is concise and relevant. I very much appreciate the fact that Lara is driven to make the deal happen in the best conditions for her client. Not only is her legal advice spot on, but she has a great understanding of commercial issues while working on the case, which is very helpful when negotiating with the buyer/seller.” (Frederic)
“Sandie provided outstanding service during my recent sale and purchase.” (Ms N)
If you wish to discuss a residential conveyancing matter with us, please contact Lara Aveline or Sandie Barnett.