Reasons to hire conveyancing solicitors


Whether you are looking to buy or sell a home, you may be surprised at how much paperwork is needed to ensure that the buy or sell goes smoothly.

And, unless you are experienced in law (specifically law that revolves around properties), you will undoubtedly find it easier to seek the help of a legal professional who is trained in conveyancing.

At Andrew & Andrew, our team of conveyancing solicitors Portsmouth will aim to take the stress out of buying or selling a home. Whether you are a first-time buyer or are looking to expand your property portfolio, we know all there is to know about property law in the UK and will always aim to keep the costs of our services at a level that suits you and your needs. Great!

With that in mind, what do our conveyancing solicitors Portsmouth actually do, and why should you consider hiring us? Read on to find out!

Property searches

When you want to buy a property, one of the first things that our conveyancing solicitors Portsmouth will do is carry out a property search. We will also do this if you intend to sell your property.

These searches will typically include (but not be limited to) your local authority, the water and property and environment. From this, we will ascertain facts about your property, such as whether it currently has or could have planning permission, which will impact the sale price.

Depending on the area where the property you are looking to buy or sell is located, the search can take anywhere from 2 days to several months to complete.

Stamp duty

Stamp duty can be a real headache for people who want to purchase a home, and our team at Andrew & Andrew will aim to oversee this entire area of buying for you.

We will also calculate exactly how much you need to pay and when you need to pay it, and, of course, we will keep track of it for you.

As stamp duty can vary on where you are located in the UK, our team will ensure that you pay the correct amount.


Much like stamp duty, filling in mortgage applications can be tedious and confusing; this is why we recommend to those buying a home to seek legal advice as early in the process as possible.

Not only will our team fill in the mortgage application for you but they will also keep track of it and inform you if there are any delays.

Contract exchange

Following on from all of the aforementioned areas, once you and our team are happy to go ahead, we will exchange contracts.

But, in the lead up to doing this, our team will be able to negotiate on your behalf, relating to the price of the property, which can ensure that you pay the appropriate rate. We will also manage any negotiations with the buyer’s or seller’s solicitor and can oversee any changes to the contracts on your behalf. Great!

For more information on our conveyancing team and how they can help you, contact us at Andrew & Andrew today.