For Individuals

It is an old cliché that buying and selling a home is a stressful experience. At Clifton Ingram, our residential conveyancing solicitors understand this. We do our best to deal with your house move or property related query as quickly and efficiently as possible with the minimum of fuss.

Our friendly and professional team will be able to handle your case wherever your property is situated throughout England and Wales. You will have a dedicated person to deal with your file who will either be a solicitor who has been qualified for many years or an experienced Chartered Legal Executive.

Our residential property service is not a call centre – your calls will be taken personally by the person who will deal with your matter from start to finish. We have no teams of anonymous representatives – our conveyancing solicitors in Farnham, Wokingham and Reading are all here to make your transaction as smooth as possible.

To discuss your conveyancing needs, please contact our team or you can read our FAQs to learn more about residential conveyancing.

Request a conveyancing quote

Please contact us if you would like a quote – as a minimum, we need the estimated price of your purchase and/or sale property and your email address in case we have follow up questions. Call us now on 03003 035762 or use our enquiry form.

You can also read about our residential conveyancing pricing.

Why trust Clifton Ingram with your residential conveyancing?

  • One of the leading law firms in the Thames Valley and M3 Corridor
  • Strong rankings in respected client guide The Legal 500
  • Accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) in recognition of the high levels of service, expertise and quality we provide to our residential property clients
  • Decades of experience with both straightforward and high value, complex residential property transactions
  • Transparent conveyancing quotes covering all costs you will need to pay
  • Proactive communicators who will keep you up to date and answer your questions promptly
  • A high-level service tailored to your needs

Please see our short video to the right on the buying and selling process and what your solicitor does for you.

Our residential conveyancing services include:

Buying residential property

We regularly act for buyers of all levels, including first-time buyers and High Net Worth individuals. Drawing on our extensive experience, we can protect you at every stage of buying a property while helping the transaction to go ahead as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

Read our guide to buying residential property

Selling residential property

If you are selling a property, we can draw up sound contracts of sale and make sure that you meet all of your legal obligations. Should any issues arise, we will ensure that they are resolved quickly and in the best way for your interests.

Read our guide to selling residential property

Leasehold enfranchisement

Whether you need to extend your lease or buy the freehold on your leasehold property, we can provide expert conveyancing help for every stage of the process.

Learn more about how we can help with leasehold enfranchisement

Registration issues

There are various issues that can arise in relation to property title, including a property being unregistered, difficulty proving you are the owner of a property and claiming title to a piece of land. We can support you with all of the aspects of conveyancing law involved in resolving these issues.

Learn more about how we can help with registration issues


We can provide expert conveyancing advice for remortgaging, helping you to secure a new mortgage swiftly and smoothly.

Learn more about how we can help with remortgages

Transfers of equity

Whether you need to add someone to the title of a property or remove someone, we can guide you through this process and make sure all necessary issues are dealt with, including the need to notify your mortgage provider where required.

Learn more about how we can help with transfers of equity

Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Farnham, Reading, Wokingham & Berkshire

Our conveyancing solicitors at Clifton Ingram can advise you on all aspects of residential property. We are a proactive and down-to-earth team of highly experienced solicitors bringing a high quality and professional service to your local area.

We regularly advise clients in Farnham, Reading and Wokingham and across all of Berkshire and the surrounding areas including Bracknell, Theale, Henley, Ascot, Crowthorne, Maidenhead, Camberley, Farnborough and Windsor.

Speak to one of our team today to see how we can help on 03003 035762 or use our enquiry form. Our solicitors will move fast to find a solution personal to you.

Learn more about residential conveyancing

What is residential conveyancing?

Conveyancing is the process of changing who is on the title of a property. This might be where the property has been sold or it could be where someone has been added to or removed from the title.

Conveyancing law is a complex area with significant risks if any mistakes are made. People will, therefore, usually have a legal expert to provide conveyancing advice and support them through the process.

What does a conveyancing solicitor do?

A solicitor or other appropriate legal expert can provide support throughout the entire conveyancing process. They will typically carry out tasks such as:

  • Preparing the contracts of sale (if acting for a seller)
  • Reviewing the contracts of sale (if acting for a buyer)
  • Raising queries with the seller’s solicitors (for buyers)
  • Answering buyer’s queries (for sellers)
  • Carrying out conveyancing checks (for buyers)
  • Agreeing exchange and completion dates for a sale
  • Handling the transfer of the deposit (for both sides)
  • Ensuring the contracts of sale are signed and exchanged (for both sides)
  • Handling the transfer of the balance of funds (for both sides)
  • Registering the change of ownership with the Land Registry (for buyers)

Exactly what conveyancing help a solicitor will offer will depend on the situation and the type of transaction, so it is a good idea to discuss this with your lawyer when finding out more about their services.

What is the difference between a conveyancing solicitor and a licensed conveyancer?

Conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers are both qualified legal professionals who can provide conveyancing services for residential property.

A conveyancing solicitor will qualify as a solicitor first, then specialise in residential property, whereas being a licensed conveyancer means that someone is specifically qualified just to deal with residential property transactions. A conveyancing solicitor, therefore, may have broader legal expertise.

One advantage of working with a firm of solicitors for conveyancing is that the firm will likely be able to offer other useful services, such as creating or updating a Will (which you should always consider when buying property).

How long does residential conveyancing take?

There is no standard timetable for a conveyancing transaction. How long the conveyancing process takes will depend on factors such as how proactive your solicitors are, any issues obtaining information from the other side and any problems that occur.

Around 3-4 months is common to complete a transaction, but it may be possible to complete sooner if both parties are keen for a quick sale and there are no problems to resolve. The process can also take longer if there are any unavoidable delays.

How much does conveyancing cost?

The cost of conveyancing will depend on the nature of your transaction, including exactly what service you need, the value of your property and other factors, such as whether the property is a leasehold.

You will need to pay both your conveyancing solicitors’ fees and third-party conveyancing costs, known as disbursements, for services such as conveyancing checks. This will give the total cost of your conveyancing and both costs should be included in any conveyancing quotes you receive.

To see what your conveyancing costs might be, you can review our residential conveyancing pricing or call us on 03003 035762 to request a quote.

Is it best to use local conveyancing solicitors?

There can be advantages to using local conveyancing solicitors for your property transaction, but there can also be benefits to working with a larger, national firm.

A local firm may have more detailed knowledge and greater experience of property issues and other considerations specific to your area. However, a larger, national firm is likely to have a bigger team with much broader knowledge of property law and general property issues.

The choice of whether to use local conveyancing solicitors or a national firm is, ultimately, up to you and your preferences. However, a key thing to look for when finding a conveyancing solicitor is whether they have experience with the type of property and transaction you are dealing with and, as covered above, whether they are CQS accredited and the quality of their reviews.

How do you find a conveyancing solicitor?

Finding a conveyancing solicitor is relatively straightforward as most will advertise their services on their website. However, choosing a conveyancing solicitor who will offer a good service is not always so simple. Having the right conveyancing advice is really important as this protects you and your investment, so it is sensible to take some time over this decision.

When choosing a conveyancing solicitor, we recommend always looking for a firm that is accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), such as Clifton Ingram. This should provide assurance that the firm offers a good quality service. You can also check out the firm’s reviews on platforms such as Review Solicitors.

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Contact our residential conveyancing solicitors in Farnham, Wokingham and Reading

Our experienced conveyancing solicitors work from offices in Farnham, Reading and Wokingham providing residential property services for clients from all over Berkshire, as well as Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Surrey and further afield.

Speak to one of our residential conveyancing solicitors today by calling 03003 035762, or using the contact form at the bottom of the page and we will respond quickly.

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