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Residential Property

We can help you with your property-related transactions, including selling, purchasing and re-mortgaging.

Our friendly, helpful team of property lawyers will use their experience, expertise and forward-thinking to take the hassle out of buying and selling houses, as well as all other property related transactions. We act on your behalf as an independent advisor, and we do not pay referral fees to estate agents or financial advisors.

Online Fee Estimate

Please use the form below to generate a fee estimate for your property matter. Please note that the estimate generated is a standard estimate, based only on the information you provide now. Once you instruct us, this estimate may be revised if we learn of any unusual discrepancies that may complicate the matter. We pride ourselves on offering transparent fee estimates and will always fully explain any revised estimate to you, keeping you updated every step of the way. Please read the disclaimer at the bottom of the form for further information.
Please note, if you are viewing the estimate on a mobile device, you may only see the final total, which includes VAT. Please follow the instructions to email the estimate to yourself so that you can see the complete breakdown of fees.

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, providing you with regular updates on your transaction.

The lawyers on the team are backed up by highly experienced conveyancing 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.

Buying your Council House

With the recent Government discount increase, more and more people are choosing to buy their Council or Housing Association property.

We deal with these transactions regularly and use our expertise to ensure your purchase proceeds quickly and efficiently.

If your offer to purchase your Council or Housing Association property has been accepted, please let us help you complete your property purchase.

Lease Extensions & Enfranchisement

Leasehold enfranchisement includes the processes of lease extension, freehold acquisition and the correction of management within leasehold properties.

The Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners (ALEP) exists to ensure that practitioners involved in this sector adhere to an agreed level of conduct and service.

Membership of this professional association is a badge of assurance to leaseholders and freeholders that they can be sure of a consistently high level of service, integrity and professionalism.

Crane & Staples are members of ALEP, please ask for Bonnie Twiggs for more information and assistance.

Purchases

Buying a house is one of the biggest financial decisions that you will make in your life. It can be a lengthy and complicated process so we are here to help make things easy for you.

Our specialist team can help you to ensure your purchase runs smoothly, with as little stress as possible. We are able to assist all types of purchasers, from first-time buyers to property developers.

Sales

If you are thinking about selling your home then come to us. Our property lawyers are experts in dealing with sales of a wide range of property types, including flats, houses, new builds and shared ownership properties.

We understand that speed is key when you are looking to sell your property. Our team will ensure that your transaction proceeds as quickly and efficiently as possible and we aim to keep you informed every step of the way.

Transfer of Equity

A Transfer of Equity is when someone is added or removed from the title deeds, such as a sole owner adding their husband or wife, a parent adding their son or daughter or a separating couple.

If there is a mortgage on the property you will also need to change the mortgage deed.

Our property experts have the experience to deal with these transactions on your behalf.

Cost Information

Our fees cover all the work required to complete your sale, purchase or re-mortgage. If you are purchasing, our fees will also include dealing with the registration of your purchase with the Land Registry. In addition to our fees, various disbursements will be incurred; these are costs payable to third parties such as to search providers and the Land Registry. We estimate these at the outset of the transaction however they will be subject to variation. We will also handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Useful Resources

Conveyancing Procedure

Guide to lease extensions

Payments
Fee Estimate