Transfer of Property Ownership

It is so important to have a firm of solicitors you can trust to guide you through the transfer of your property whether you are being added or removed from the deeds. Our conveyancing specialists have years of experience and will ensure you are guided through the transaction. We will prepare and provide you with a full property report if you are being added to the deeds and in both eventualities invite you to attend the office to discuss any queries you may have and to sign the relevant paperwork.


We usually estimate that a transaction will take six to eight weeks however, like in all things, some matters may be speedier and some longer, it is all dependant on the nature of the transaction and property.

When carrying out your purchase the main stages are: 

  • Review Transfer document or draft the same
  • Order searches (if required)
  • Raise or answer any enquiries with the other side’s solicitor
  • Review search results and carrying out any additional investigation (if necessary)
  • Review any offer of mortgage
  • Prepare Report
  • Attend upon you to answer any queries you may have and execute documentation
  • Discuss completion dates
  • Request evidence of funds and request deposit and mortgage monies or request any redemption statements of existing mortgages/charges
  • Complete your transaction
  • File Stamp Duty Land Tax return (if applicable)
  • Register your ownership of the property with HM Land Registry or ensure your name is removed from HM Land Registry 
  • Check the register of title is correct and provide you with the relevant completed documentation

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Your Residential Conveyancing Team

Peter Blackett


Senior partner Peter Blackett has practised for over 50 years in Durham & North Yorkshire and has been involved in many significant commercial and agricultural…

Claire Truscott


Claire graduated in 1999 from Northumbria University and secured a training contract in Sunderland, qualifying as a solicitor in 2001. Claire specialised…

Jemma Louise Ebdon

Team Leader/Conveyancing Executive

Jemma is our Residential Conveyancing team leader based at our Darlington office with over 14 years experience. She joined BHP Law in 2010 and during…

Emily Jayne Crick


Emily trained with Co-op Legal Services in London and Manchester where she worked in the family and probate departments and qualified into family law…

Lauren Jordan


Lauren obtained her law degree from the University of Cumbria, graduating in 2012 and started her LPC at Northumbria University, graduating the following…

Dorothy Burgess

Conveyancing Executive

Dorothy has worked for BHP Law since 1987 initially as secretary for Norman Hart (now retired partner) and training as a fee earner in residential conveyancing…

Nicola Hobson

Conveyancing Executive

Nicola joined BHP Law as a conveyancing secretary in 2015. Following two years working as a conveyancing secretary at another local firm, Nicola returned…

Sara Khan

Conveyancing Executive

Sara completed her Law degree in July 2016 at Teesside University and began working in a local firm doing residential conveyancing. She completed her…

Susan Cozens


Susan started working at BHP Law in 1996 as a secretary in the conveyancing department. Over the years she has gained valuable knowledge in conveyancing…

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