Conveyancing Solicitors Christchurch


We've helped over 50,000 people move home, and we'll treat your residential conveyancing like our own. With our excellent rating on Trustpilot, we know we can solve any property challenge along the way.


"Had an amazing service. Completed on a house sale in 28 days the quickest ever. Great communication and got the job done. I hope to do business with you again very soon."

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Local knowledge
Laurel Rosette: SAM Conveyancing are on 99% of all mortgage lender panels

On 99% of Lender Panels*
Conveyancing Quality Scheme

Conveyancing Quality Scheme**
No Sale No Fee Conveyancing

No Sale No Fee***

Look no further for your residential conveyancing solicitor in Christchurch

Whatever your property challenge, we can solve it.

Selling property in Christchurch

Your expert conveyancing solicitor's role when selling a property in Christchurch, will include:

  • Draft contracts – Your conveyancing solicitor drafts the initial legal contract to be sent to the buyer's solicitor.
  • Responding to enquiries – your solicitor responds to any questions the buyer's solicitor may have (this is where you'll find out if you are missing documents, which can cause delays to your sale).
  • Investigating issues – your solicitor may need to complete further investigation to try and satisfy them.
  • Exchange contracts – once the buyer's solicitor has satisfied their enquiries, contracts are finalised and exchanged
  • On the day of completion – your solicitor receives the money for the sale, discharges the mortgage (if required), pays the estate agent, deducts their fee and then sends the net sale proceeds to you.
  • Post completion – your solicitor receives the DS1 discharge documents and, when leasehold, settles your liabilities for ground rent and service charges.

Our Christchurch conveyancing solicitors' cost for selling a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

For Christchurch buying

  • Draft contracts – Your solicitor reviews the draft contract sent by the seller's solicitor.
  • Raising enquiries – your solicitor will ask the seller's solicitor questions based on the contract, title, and property documents to protect you from any nasty surprises.
  • Exchange contracts – once your solicitor is satisfied with their enquiries, they agree with the seller to finalise and exchange contracts
  • Day of completion – on the day of completion, your solicitor transfers the money for the sale.
  • Post completion – following completion, your solicitor makes an application to HM Land Registry to register you as the new owner.

Our Christchurch conveyancing solicitors' cost for buying a property starts from £723 INC VAT.

Add or remove someone from a property title in Christchurch

With a Transfer of Equity, you can buy someone out of a shared property and remove them from the title, or add someone to the title to transfer ownership of a share of the property, making them a joint owner. This service includes:

  • Property solicitors fees including ID checks, office copies
  • HM Land Registration fees
  • (if party being removed) ID1 Form verification fee
  • (if mortgage) Change of mortgage fee
  • (if leasehold) Notice fee to freeholder

Our Christchurch conveyancing solicitors' cost for a Transfer of Equity in Christchurch starts at £363 INC VAT.

If someone is giving up their share of the property for less than market value, they may be required to get independent legal advice, which will be an additional expense.

Switch your mortgage deal in Christchurch

Your remortgage solicitor will perform all the necessary checks, review your new mortgage offer, and update HM Land Registry post-completion. The process is similar to when you purchase but should take less time, as the solicitor doesn't need to raise any legal enquiries.

If you own a leasehold property, your solicitor must carry out extra work to investigate the lease terms. Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for a remortgage in Christchurch starts at £363 INC VAT INC VAT.

Purchase the next chunk of your equity

When you're ready to buy the next chunk of the equity in your shared ownership property, a conveyancer will be required to handle:

  • The bank transfer;
  • obtaining a mortgage redemption statement from your existing lender;
  • receiving your new mortgage offer and confirming the lender terms;
  • receiving the memorandum of staircasing;
  • handling completion;
  • filing SDLT form (if required); and
  • registration at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for shared ownership staircasing in Christchurch starts at £569 INC VAT.

If you need to add someone to the legal title, you will need to pay an additional fee for a transfer of equity.

Paying off your Help to Buy equity loan

You'll need a solicitor to:

  • Receive redemption letter;
  • review title for ownership and restrictions;
  • obtain Authority to Complete;
  • draft a deed of postponement for your current lender;
  • handling completion;
  • bank transfer; and
  • if repaid in full, removal of the loan restriction at the Land Registry.

Our conveyancing solicitors' cost for Help to Buy loan redemption in Christchurch starts at £333 INC VAT.

Price based on a freehold with the loan being repaid in full using savings.

Why buy a home in Christchurch?

Christchurch is a pleasant town located in the County of Dorset. It is a popular place to live in because of its many beautiful parks, gardens and leisure facilities.

Attractions include Hengistbury Head, Avon Beach and Christchurch Castle. Other facilities nearby include Christchurch Harbour Bournemouth Aviation Museum.

Christchurch Hospital information

Christchurch Hospital, Fairmile Rd, Christchurch BH23 2JX

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Castle Ln E, Bournemouth BH7 7DW

Fairmile House, Tasman Cl, Christchurch BH23 2JT

Property Solicitors Christchurch, Transport information

Christchurch is accessible by rail from London Waterloo, which is 1 hour and 52 minutes away by direct train, and by car, it is accessible via the M3.

Distance to Airports from Christchurch


AirportMiles by car
Bournemouth4.14 miles
Southampton23.63 miles
Bristol60.54 miles
Local Schools in Christchurch

Highcliffe School, Parkside, Highcliffe, Christchurch BH23 4QD

Glenmoor Academy, Beswick Avenue, Ensbury Park, Bournemouth BH10 4EX

Canford School, Canford Magna, Wimborne BH21 3AD

Residential Conveyancing Solicitors in and around Christchurch

Our Christchurch conveyancing solicitors can help you with your conveyance locally or in any of the surrounding areas, including Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Salisbury, Eastleigh, Winchester and Fareham.

Conveyancing Solicitors Christchurch

We have many offices throughout England and Wales, so you can find a solicitor near you.

Recently completed properties in Christchurch:
  • Sandy Lane, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2NJ
  • Rotterdam Dr, Christchurch BH23 1HB
  • Jellicoe Drive, Christchurch, BH23 3SL
  • Tresillan Way, Walkford, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 5QP
  • Jumpers Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 2AR

New build developers and developments in the area:
  • End of terrace house – Burnett Road, Christchurch
    Marketed by Ross Nicholas & Co.

Christchurch Property Prices



Average property price in Christchurch£465,646
Population of Christchurch45,800 (2008)


Property price data is sourced from the Land Registry House Price Index by Conveyancing Solicitors Christchurch.
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Local conveyancing solicitor

Local conveyancing solicitor, property lawyer or licensed conveyancer?

When you search for licensed conveyancing solicitors near me, you may well wonder about the title of the legal professional you're looking to hire. Would property lawyers in Christchurch be more appropriate? How about just 'conveyancer near me'?

Day-to-day, the vast majority of legal tasks required for a house move are carried out by several different people termed 'paralegals' and/or 'property conveyancers'. These terms refer to the fact that these professionals do not have formal membership - and qualifications - required to be either a solicitor, licensed conveyancer or legal executive.

Many of these individuals have many years of experience and keep your costs down by skilfully completing work at a lower rate than the solicitor who oversees the case, takes ultimate responsibility and signs-off the work.


Licensed conveyancers receive their accreditation from the Council for Licensed Conveyancers. They are quite distinct from conveyancers/paralegals in that they are officially qualified. You can think of them overall as people who act as qualified solicitors but purely in the conveyancing arena.

In contrast, a qualified solicitor acting in the conveyancing field has the general training that a solicitor has - e.g. in employment law - but has chosen to specialise in conveyancing. They have to be a member of the Law Society in order to practise.

Why choose SAM Conveyancing Solicitors in Christchurch?

Whether you're buying, selling, remortgaging, extending a lease, staircasing shared ownership, or paying off your help to buy loan, you'll need a conveyancing specialist to handle the legal side of things. With SAM you get the benefit of dedicated conveyancing executive who'll guide you through the process, from start to finish, at no extra cost. Available Monday to Saturday to answer all your questions, we'll bridge the gap between you and your solicitor, with regular updates in plain English.

We have hand selected some of the best conveyancing solicitors Christchurch has to offer, which are backed by a no sale no fee guarantee and the Christchurch conveyancing fee we quote is broken down so you can see exactly what your quote includes. What we quote you is the fixed price you will pay for the agreed work. No unpleasant surprises.

You'll also benefit form our state of the art Online Conveyancing Process to track your progress and next steps along the way.

Affordable Housing Schemes

Several affordable housing schemes in Christchurch help make buying a property more achievable. The work is more complex, and we have specialist conveyancing solicitors to handle the following:

  • Shared Ownership Solicitors
  • Right to Buy Solicitors Christchurch - speak to Christchurch Borough Council to find out if you are eligible
  • Discount Market Sale Christchurch - check with Christchurch Borough Council if they are running a DMS scheme


Christchurch conveyancing solicitors

You can rest assured that you're in good hands with our Christchurch Conveyancing Solicitors. They are skilled and experienced with complex property transactions from a simple purchase for a property in Christchurch to a Sale and Purchase of a shared ownership property, executing a Deed of Trust simultaneously.

Are you buying or selling a short lease in Christchurch?

We have specialist leasehold conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch to handle your sale & purchase of a leasehold property, as well as lease extensions and creation, sale, or purchase of a Christchurch share of freehold property.

Due to the additional legal work surrounding the lease and terms, your quote will be calculated based on the tenure, so as long as you give us the correct details when getting your Christchurch leasehold inclusive, fixed fee, conveyancing quotes with the simple form above, this will be included in your initial quote, not a surprise addition later on. Property Challenges Solved.

Conveyancing FAQs: Property Lawyers Christchurch



The average conveyancing cost in London can be slightly higher than in the rest of the country. Depending on the property's price and the transaction's complexity, you could pay several hundred to a couple of thousand pounds. Our conveyancing fees in Christchurch are based on the purchase price, and start at £723 INC VAT.

Fill in our easy online form for a fixed quote tailored to your requirements.

Christchurch conveyancing solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street licensed conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.



It's unnecessary to have a local property solicitor as the conveyancing process is the same throughout England and Wales. You should prioritise service and efficiency over proximity to Christchurch, when choosing a good conveyancing solicitor for any property transaction.

Many factors can delay conveyancing in Christchurch. A simple property transaction can be completed in less than two months, but the average is closer to 12-16 weeks.

CQS Accreditation

All our panel solicitors are CQS accredited. You can trust the Conveyancing Quality Scheme for the highest standards of conveyancing.

Fixed Fee

Don't bother with an 'estimate' fee. You want to make sure that your total fee is fixed (they can't charge you more later) and it includes all the necessary components. We build your quote based on each of the costs involved in a standard transaction based on the information you give us, with no sneaky extra fees. If you have additional requirements, speak with a helpful team member to ensure everything you need is covered within your quote.

No Sale No Fee

Choose conveyancing solicitors in Christchurch who offer a No Sale No Fee Guarantee, like ours. If your first sale or purchase falls through, the money you've spent with us will go toward your next one. Terms apply.

Reviews

Check out their reviews to be sure they provide a good service and meet their timescales.

Communication

Not knowing what is going on is the most frustrating thing for a client. Many solicitors are too busy doing legal work to answer all their clients call for updates. With SAM Conveyancing, you'll have a dedicated conveyancing executive available Monday to Saturday. They'll keep you in the loop on progress, translate the legal jargon, chase your solicitor when required and email you about milestones.

Value

Get a fully comprehensive quote covering all your needs so you can accurately compare your options to ensure you're paying a good price.

Online conveyancing is just as safe as you protect your data on the internet as you would in any other transaction. Online conveyancing means speedier turnaround times on documents, more convenient meetings and lower running costs for the firm. We pass our savings on to you.

Yes, if you're buying and selling simultaneously, the same conveyancing solicitor can handle both transactions, saving you money, as you'll only have to do the 'new client' admin once.

1. Get a mortgage in principle

Know what you can afford to save wasting time on any false starts.

2. Instruct your conveyancing solicitor before you make your offer

Waiting until your offer is accepted can delay your transaction. As early as possible, inform them of any details, such as gifted deposits. An online service reduces snail mail delays and waiting for physical meetings, which can be conducted by video call.

3. Apply for your mortgage quickly

You can submit your application as soon as your offer is accepted. An independent broker can help speed this along.

4. Order your searches and surveys

Ordering these early can speed up your conveyancing process, especially if local authorities face delays. However, it is usually considered prudent to time this with the rest of your chain if a transaction falls through.

5. Get your building insurance ready

You'll need insurance from the exchange so research & compare insurance quotes, once your solicitor is instructed.

6. Paperwork (When selling)

Ensure you have your paperwork, including energy performance & FENSA certificates.

Dorset Conveyancing Solicitors for local buying, selling, transfer of equity and remortgageDorset is a county in the south of England, with the English Channel on its southern coast. Its county town is Dorchester, although larger cities and towns include Bournemouth, Poole, Weymouth and Ferndown. Dorset has various different types of landscapes, including clay valleys, limestone ridges and chalk downs. Bournemouth and Poole have their own unitary authorities.

More than 50% of the county is classed as being in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Its coastland, in particular, has been regarded as very interesting from a geographical/geological perspective, including the Isle of Portland, Durdle Door and Chesil Beach.

Sandbanks, a suburb of Poole, has achieved the heights of having the fourth highest land values in the whole world. Adjacent counties include Hampshire, Somerset, Wiltshire and Devon.

Bournemouth Airport offers scheduled flights to the European mainland and islands. There are no motorways in the county and the main trunk roads are the A303, A35 and A31. Poole offers ferries to France and the Channel Islands. Bournemouth has two universities: Bournemouth University and The Arts University Bournemouth.

Dorset has more than 30 general and specialist museums, including the Tank Museum at Bovington and the Dorset County Museum in Dorchester. Grade I listed buildings include Portland Castle, a coastal fort commissioned by Henry VIII, and Christchurch Priory, the longest church in England.

Thomas Hardy, the famous novelist, was born in Higher Bockhampton near Dorchester in 1840 - his fictional town 'Casterbridge' is based on Dorchester. Enid Blyton, the children's author, allegedly bought Purbeck Golf Club for ?1, using it to go on holiday in Swanage: she apparently based many of her 'Famous Five' books around the Isle of Purbeck and Poole Harbour.

Finally, in the form of the Dorset Naga, the county has a claim to produce the hottest chilli in the world, with an average score of 923,000 Scoville Heat Units.

 

*Mortgage lenders choose which solicitors they will or won't work with. Our panel solicitors are on 99% of mortgage lender panels. Our panel solicitors are currently not on the panel for Kent Reliance (when buying through Shared Ownership) and the Islamic Development Bank. Tell us who your lender is and we will assign you an approved panel solicitor.
**Our panel of solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and conveyancing work is accredited with the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme.
***No Sale No Fee applies to any sale or purchase quote except auction and right to buy. Read our No Sale No Fee Policy.

What are the conveyancing costs?

Christchurch Conveyancing Solicitor fees vary between online conveyancing solicitors, high street conveyancers or housing solicitors introduced by your estate agent.

The actual conveyancing costs, outside of the legal work, should be fixed, including:

For buyers: stamp duty, land registration, property searches, ID searches and leasehold charges (if buying a leasehold property).

For sellers: office copies, title plan and management information (if selling a leasehold property).

Make sure to budget for all of the above conveyancing costs and to get a fixed fee conveyancing quote from several firms, to compare value.

Making the right choice of solicitor is key to the whole process: