Residential Property Solicitors

Conveyancing Solicitors in Chester

Conveyancing solicitors take care of the legal process of transferring the legal ownership of property from the seller to the buyer.

Our conveyancing specialists are dedicated to processing your transaction as quickly and as smoothly as possible, from your initial instruction through to completion.

Buying and selling property can very often be a complex and stressful process, which is why our expert experienced team of conveyancing solicitors are here to support you.

We work hard to ensure the transfer of your sale or purchase is managed to the highest standard, minimising any stress experienced.

Using our extensive experience of transferring property throughout the Chester area, we ensure your interests are protected at all times, whether you are a first-time buyer or a property investor. We can give advice on all matters of conveyancing, including transfers of equity and the government’s Help to Buy scheme.

If you need help and advice with your residential property needs, contact PDA Law today on 01244 373373. Alternatively, fill out our online contact form and we will be in touch at a time to suit you.

What do Conveyancing Solicitors do?

Conveyancing solicitors will use their experience and specialist legal knowledge to manage the transaction on your behalf, offering advice and guidance along the way and make sure your interests are protected.

As a buyer, you need to make sure you know everything there is to know about a property before you buy it. Are there plans for a high speed railway in your new back garden? Is the seller actually the legal owner? Is their any contaminated land or gas hazards on or around the property? A conveyancing solicitor will carry out all the necessary legal searches to make sure you are aware of all the factors before you are committed to the purchase.

There is lot of work in involved in transferring the legal ownership from one person to another including extensive contract work, legal searches, surveys, valuations, mortgage applications and settlements, transfer of funds, payments of taxes and land registry paperwork.

Briefly, if you are selling a property, a conveyancer will:

• Get a copy of the title deeds or title registration and find out the amount of any outstanding mortgage
• Prepare a draft contract
• Address any enquiries from the buyer’s conveyancing solicitor
• Agree to a completion date and settlement figure
• Arrange completion including the transfer of funds, transfer of keys and transfer of title deeds

If you are buying a property, conveyancing services include:

• Arranging a survey
• Requesting the contract pack from the seller’s conveyancing solicitor
• Raising any queries with the seller’s solicitor
• Arranging for the deposit to be paid
• Determining a completion date
• Preparing a draft transfer deed
• Preparing a completion statement and carries out pre-completion searches
• Co-ordinating completion including the payment of funds, obtaining the keys, payment of stamp duty and obtaining the title deeds
• Registering a property at The Land Registry

What are the costs?

We offer transparent pricing with no surprises. Our invoices represent our estimates, and good communication throughout ensures that if there are any unexpected challenges along the way you’ll be informed immediately with revised costings accordingly.

Transparency in legal costs is just one of the reasons to choose our property solicitors in Chester.

Whatever your situation, our property experts have the skill and experience to help. We’ll provide sound legal advice you can rely on, always with your best interests in mind.

The cost of a conveyancing solicitor’s services will depend on whether the property is freehold or leasehold. Leasehold properties cost more because they involve additional work to check the lease.

The cost of land registry fees and local authority search fees are usually paid for in advance, with the balance for other fees being due at completion.

With many years of conveyancing experience, you can be sure that however complex the case, we’ve handled one like it before.

We’d be happy to provide a quote for conveyancing services in Chester.

Our Residential Property Services

We offer specialist services in the following areas of residential property law:

Other conveyancing services

In addition to purchase and sale transactions, our Chester conveyancing team also have extensive experience in:

• Re-mortgages
• Transfers of Equity/Deed of Gift
• New build/ off-plan purchases
• Shared ownership, including staircasing transactions
• Acquisition and disposal of sites for residential development
• Portfolio purchases by investors
• Ground rent sales
• Lease Extensions
• Shared equity including Government Help to Buy scheme
• Deeds of easements
• Variations of Leases and Variations of Restrictive Covenants

If you need a property or conveyancing service that isn’t listed here, please contact our Chester office on 01244 373373 and our property solicitors will offer their expert advice on how to proceed.

Buying A Residential Property in Chester

In 2015, Chester was listed in the Top 10 Place to live in Britain’. This historic walled city has a lot to offer. The cathedral and the gothic renaissance town hall stand out as architectural points of interest, but Chester also has a variety of green spaces including the banks of the River Dee to explore.

Chester is within an hour’s drive from Liverpool, Manchester, Warrington and some beautiful locations in North Wales.

If you are relocating to Chester from another part of the country, a local conveyancing expert is best placed to help you with this. There are some unique considerations to make when purchasing a property in Chester including the presence of salt mines throughout the area which require special brine searches.

It is important to use services of an experience conveyancing solicitor in Chester to protect against unforeseen costs.

Why PDA Law?

Headed by renowned solicitor Sean Watts, our residential property team has achieved outstanding results for many clients. We take the time to understand your challenges and are dedicated to helping solve them in a timely and efficient manner.

Contact our Conveyancing Solicitors today

To speak to a conveyancing solicitor, call PDA Law on 01244 373373. Alternatively, complete our online contact form and we will get back to you.

Our Residential Property Experts

Zoe Williams

Conveyancing Solicitor


Tanya Worron

Conveyancing Executive


Elizabeth Harris

Conveyancing Assistant


Vikki Rae-Williams

Conveyancing Excutive


Louise Caldwell

Conveyancing Assistant


Jadwiga Adamek

Conveyancing Executive


Antonia Taraborelli

Conveyancing Assistant