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If you're selling or purchasing a house, re-mortgaging or doing anything else involving property, come to us.

Our friendly, helpful team of property lawyers will use their experience, expertise and forward thinking to take the hassle out of house-buying and related transactions. Our role is that of an independent advisor and we do not pay referral fees to estate agents or financial advisors.

We never lose sight of the fact that you are the most important person throughout the process. Our team at Crane & Staples is here to make the process as straightforward and worry-free as it can possibly be.

Easily contactable on our direct dial number 01707 387071, the lawyers on the team are backed up by highly experienced legal assistants who can usually answer any question if your lawyers not available. If they cannot, they will make sure you are called within 24 hours by someone who can.

We offer a no-obligation estimate to put your mind at rest from the word go, together with a leaflet designed to guide you through the transaction step by step.

We have great trust in and have enjoyed the experience of the team at Crane & Staples. Service is very good and excellent value for money.

Please call us now to discuss your property matters and your free no-obligation estimate 01707 387071.

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Giving you a head start

The first port of call for most house hunters is the estate agent. We’d recommend talking to our team before even the estate agent. This will not only give us a chance to get acquainted before the inevitable pressures begin, but more importantly it will give us a head start with documentation such as deeds and other Land Registry items.

We will let you know precisely what paperwork will be needed in advance - so if something's missing there's plenty of time to find it before you find a buyer.

If you have your heart set on a property and others are after it, time is of the essence. By having every last detail ready to sign and send the moment an offer's been made, we can keep you ahead of the game and cut delays to an absolute minimum. That vital time saving can be the difference between securing your property and losing it!

We are fully accredited with the Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme which is designed to speed up the process and to identify problems at an earlier stage. 

Residential conveyancing

 What exactly is conveyancing? Put simply, conveyancing covers the legal issues involved with property, including

•  Sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold property
•  Transfers of equity
•  Easements
•  Re-mortgages
•  Shared Ownership and Social Housing Schemes
•  Right to buy
•  Freehold reversions

This may sound complicated but the Crane & Staples team is here to make the process as straightforward and worry-free as it can possibly be.

We'll provide clear instructions at each step of the way and deal with any queries you have on the same day.

How much does it cost?

Charges will vary according to the type and difficulty of the sale. We understand that many online conveyancing services now exist and may appear to be a cheaper solution, however our personal and experienced service many save far more time and money in the long run.

Remember also that you will need to pay a variety of other expenses in house purchase such as stamp duty, VAT and search fees.

We will provide you with a no-obligation estimate at the start of the process to make sure you understand all the costs involved.

Get to know the team at Crane & Staples

We are proud that so many of our clients have written to express their appreciation of our integrity, efficiency and of the friendly approach that goes the extra mile for our clients. We hope you will feel the same.

Having had very negative experiences with conveyancing solicitors in the past we were prepared for problems to arise but we were very impressed with the service received from Chris Lane – helpful, efficient, prompt and friendly. We would definitely recommend the firm.

A friend said you were fantastic. I could have had free conveyancing through my mortgage broker but chose to use and pay for conveyancing because you are very good.

Chris Lane was excellent in his services of dealing with flat purchase. The whole thing was very smooth I believe this was due to Chris always being one step ahead and moving things along quickly.

If you would like to discuss your conveyancing needs with one of our team, please either our team on 01707 387071 or if you would prefer send us an email with brief details if your enquiry.

Department Contacts

The following members of the C&S team specialise in this area of law. To find out more about them simply click on their name.

Department contact details

Direct dial 01707 387071 or email

Secretarial Support

  • Sheila Brittain
  • Maggie McLintock
  • Tracey Fenner
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Forms & Factsheets
Lexcel Law Society Accreditation logo.

Crane & Staples Solicitors
Longcroft House, Fretherne Road, Welwyn Garden City,
Hertfordshire AL8 6TU

Tel: 01707 329333

Fax: 01707 331194


DX: 30051 Welwyn Garden City

Residential Property