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Residential Property Solicitors

At Butcher & Barlow, we understand that the process of buying and selling property can be daunting. There are so many people involved – solicitors, estate agents, mortgage brokers, valuers, mortgage lenders, surveyors, the list goes on – and you may not know who to talk to about what. There are many important decisions to make, and a fair few hoops to jump through. But don’t worry, Butcher & Barlow will be there to share the load and help you navigate the process.

Our experienced team will be your first port of call throughout the conveyancing process. Communication and personal service are important to us. We will be open and honest, and we will be on hand, keeping you informed and updated throughout your transaction.

Butcher & Barlow hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation (CQS). This mark demonstrates that we have the skill and expertise to provide quality residential advice. It also means that we are accepted on to the panels of all the major lenders. So that should mean no additional third party solicitor costs when it comes to any aspect of your property sale or purchase. Butcher & Barlow are committed to price transparency. We will provide you with a full cost estimate at the outset, with no hidden fees. Our fees only change if your instructions change.

With offices located throughout Cheshire, Manchester, and across the North West, you can be assured that we will provide unrivaled local knowledge regardless of where in the region you are buying.

If you would like to obtain a no obligation quote, or you have any questions regarding the process, please get in touch with any member of our Team. Alternatively, complete our Enquiry form by clicking the link and we will call you back as soon as possible.

How can we help you?

At Butcher & Barlow we have a wealth of experience in dealing with various types of sale transactions of both registered and unregistered property and land titles.

Whether you are an individual or a company and whether you are selling a single property or multiple properties, a our dedicated Residential Conveyancing Team will be able to handle your transaction from start to finish.

Whether your sale involves a freehold or leasehold house, a flat, a shared ownership lease, a sale of land or the sale of part of a title only then we have the expertise to assist you.

You can read about the sales process and the likely timescales in our handy downloads section below and how our fees are calculated here.

Whether you are an individual or a company, whether you are purchasing a single property or multiple properties a member of our dedicated and experienced Residential Property Team will be able to handle your transaction from start to finish. Whether you are a first time buyers or a property investor, we will discuss with you each step in the process to ensure you make informed decisions.

Whether your purchase involves a freehold or leasehold house, a flat, a new build or converted property, a shared ownership lease, a right to buy, a help to buy, a purchase of land or the purchase of part of a title only then we have the expertise to assist you and get you moving.

You can read about the sales process and the likely timescales in our handy downloads section below and how our fees are calculated here.

Whether you are remortgaging to secure a better rate of borrowing, or to release equity in the property, changing to a buy-to -let mortgage, or mortgaging a currently unmortgaged property, our Team can assist to you through the process from start to finish.

Butcher & Barlow is a member of all major mortgage lenders approved panels ensuring a swift and efficient transaction. We have string working relationships with local mortgage brokers and financial advisers with lines of communication remain firmly open to ensure the mortgage proceeds smoothly and quickly.

You can read about the sales process and the likely timescales in our handy downloads section below and how our fees are calculated here

It may sometimes be necessary to change the ownership of your property, for example, adding or removing someone to or from the title deeds. This may be following a separation, divorce, or in the case of cohabitation. To do this you will need to enter into a transfer of equity, our team will advise you and prepare the transfer of equity for you.

Sometimes a property may be bought or sold at auction rather than privately or through an estate agent.  The procedure for both buyer and seller differs from that of a normal conveyancing transaction and we would recommend if you are thinking of selling or buying in this way you contact our team as soon as possible to discuss the process.

As a tenant you may have a right to purchase the freehold of your property or to extend your lease. Our Team will advise you on all aspects of the process, from establishing if you qualify to dealing with the formal documentation.

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    What our clients say about our Residential Property Service

    Buying and selling in Sandbach. Once again we have had excellent service from Amanda O'Hare and the rest of the team at Butcher & Barlow in Sandbach. This was the third sale in as many years and each has been completed with great professionalism and advice.

    Mr V Thompson

    Domestic & Commercial Property purchases. I have been a client of Butcher & Barlow for 8 years and have always found them helpful and responsive on all matters with help and support available in all areas required even outside the simple purchase procedures, they have always had an expert within their structure to help on all occasions.

    Mr N Badrock

    I recently had the pleasure of working with Nicolas Ball during the sale of a small piece of land, and I couldn't be more satisfied with the service provided. From start to finish, Nicholas demonstrated exceptional professionalism, expertise, and dedication. Nicholas guided us through every step of the process with clarity and confidence. I felt that all legal aspects were meticulously handled, giving me peace of mind throughout the transaction. Communication was seamless; Nick was always available to answer questions and provide updates, making the entire experience stress-free. What truly stood out was his attention to detail and commitment to achieving the best possible outcome for me. Their strategic approach and thoroughness were instrumental in ensuring a smooth and successful sale. I highly recommend Nicholas Ball to anyone in need of legal support for property transactions. Their exceptional service and dedication are truly commendable.

    Mr Sibbald

    When selling our house, Kay and the team were very knowledgeable and guided us through the process with ease. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The office was always a hive of activity but you were always seen and treated as if you were the only ones that needed help. Great service and value for money, thank you.

    Miss M

    Excellent service from Diane. We would definitely use you again and would recommend you to anyone. We couldn't be happier with everything.

    Mr and Mrs P

    Excellent service from Diane. She sorted out all our problems efficiently and with a professional manner. We would recommend Butcher & Barlow to family and friends.

    Mr R

    I appreciate Diane - easy accessibility, flexibility and professional.

    Mr C

    Competent and professional. I would use Butcher & Barlow again if I need a Solicitor in the future and will recommend to anyone who needs a conveyancer. I am extremely satisfied with the service I received. Diane Penlington is excellent!

    Mrs M

    Many thanks for the excellent service you gave us with regards to selling our mum's house. Quite refreshing when you don't have to keep making phone calls, for which we are very grateful.

    Mrs S

    Diane has been absolutely outstanding! We would definitely use her again.

    Mrs C

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