Background

Residential Property

Buying, selling, renting or letting a property?

Buying or selling your home can be a stressful experience, with a lot of different issues to keep on top of to ensure everything happens on schedule. Having the right legal team to handle your conveyancing can make all the difference, but how do you know which conveyancing team to choose?

While cost is likely to be an important factor, it’s also necessary to work with conveyancing lawyers who you can rely on to get all the legal details exactly right, helping to keep the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Our expertise

The Residential Property team at Hunt & Coombs at Hunt & Coombs Solicitors have the expertise required to deal with all property related matters efficiently and effectively. We can make sure no important issues or potential problems are missed, making your conveyancing experience easier.

Across our team of specialist residential conveyancing lawyers, we have decades of experience handling all types of conveyancing transactions for a wide range of clients and property types. This expertise means you can be confident of a smooth, reliable and stress-free experience for buying or selling a home, remortgaging or any other type of residential property transaction.

Our Residential Property team are accredited by the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme which is the quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Our Residential Property team have the skills and integrity to adhere to the procedures and management standards set out by the scheme. This means you can be confident we will offer you the very best quality conveyancing service available with the highest quality legal advice.

Our residential property services

We offer a full range of residential conveyancing services for buying and selling a property, as well as a number of other types of transactions. This means we can offer comprehensive legal advice and support for all residential property matters. We also provide legal advice for Auctions & Auction Packs, Buy-to-Let, Equity Release, Leaseholds & Lease Extensions, Re-mortgages, Right-to-Buy and Transfer of Equity.

We make use of the latest technology, allowing your transaction to proceed on schedule, while ensuring you are always kept up-to-date with progress. Most conveyancing can now be handled through email and over the phone, meaning our service can fit conveniently around your life, without the need to take time out to visit us in person.

Residential conveyancing fees

We aim to be completely transparent with our pricing and will happily provide a competitive conveyancing quote on request, so you can make an informed comparison to other firms.

We offer competitively priced conveyancing without compromising on quality of the service we provide. The exact cost of your conveyancing will depend on a number of factors such as the type of transaction, the value of your property and any special considerations, such as if the property is leasehold or listed. There are two main parts to the cost of conveyancing – our legal fees and the disbursements we pay to third parties on your behalf (such as Land Registry fees and property checks and searches). For up-to-date pricing information to help you make a considered decision please visit our Legal fees for Residential Property page or contact us.

Protecting yourself against fraud

Online fraud is on the increase specifically in property transactions. To help keep yourself safe from this threat please view our advice on protecting yourself.

How long does conveyancing take?

We understand that how long your conveyancing will take is often an important factor, particularly if you have a specific date by which you need to move. We aim to provide as much certainty as possible around this, but it is important to realise that this can vary due to a variety of factors, many of which are beyond our control.

However, with our experience and processes for handling all types of residential property transactions, we can offer a fast, efficient service to help your conveyancing stay on schedule. We are able to anticipate many of the potential problems that could delay your transaction and take steps to avoid or proactively deal with these issues, allowing us to minimise delays wherever possible. We will aim to give you a realistic idea of how long your conveyancing should take at the outset and most transactions are completed within around 18-22 weeks (the national average is currently 19 weeks).

Residential Property Lawyers

Pippa Woodcock

Associate - Team Leader Residential Property

Amanda Buttress BA (Hons)

Partner - Residential Property

Amanda Atkinson SocLc

Licensed Conveyancer

Claire Burns

Solicitor

Danik Mills

Paralegal

James Steward LLB

Associate

Testimonials

"Excellent, friendly, professional service. Thanks for being easy to contact and so approachable and helpful with even the smallest of enquiries."


"Amanda A from the Huntingdon branch was my acting solicitor and I could not recommend her enough! Everything she did was in my best interest, communication was excellent and the whole process was explained to me. I will definitely be using Hunt & Coombs again if/when needed, and encouraging others to use you too. Thank you so much!!"


"Amanda and the team were very professional and very friendly, so easy to communicate with. I would recommend Hunt and Coombs to my family and friends. A big thank you to Amanda you’re a star."


"Amanda Atkinson has been very good in all aspects of this purchase."


Wow, Pippa Woodcock is a pro, she does everything and leaves no stone unturned, even the slightest thing she will not let go; it has to be 100% for Pippa. Also, she has a brilliant team working with her. I cannot see where any improvement can be made.


Pippa has been amazing through our sale and purchase. Despite it being an exceptionally busy period of time, Pippa was always on hand to answer our queries, and always provided updates without prompting. We would highly recommend Pippa to others seeking conveyancing services. Thanks so much Pippa!


Absolute professionalism throughout. Superb service.


Very happy with the prompt and efficient service received. I have used Hunt & Coombs for a long time and will continue to do so. Many Thanks.


Service provided was of a highly professional nature.


I have now used Hunt & Coombs for my divorce and purchase of a new home, very good service and would not hesitate to use again when needed.


We did not know about Hunt & Coombs before they were recommended to us. I must say that the service provided was first class. It was efficient, friendly and extremely professional. Thank you.


Very satisfied with the professional service offered by Hunt & Coombs. No issues of concern and will have no reservations in requesting advice and services from Hunt & Coombs in the future.


Thank you, again, for your help with my question. You and your company have, without doubt, been one of the most professional, efficient and helpful, that I have come across.


We have received a very professional 'Goldstar' service over a long period of time due to complex circumstances. Many thanks to Pippa.


Always available for discussion and all points explained fully. A very warm welcome from reception and on the telephone.


Excellent customer service. Please keep it up.


All staff are professional, return telephone calls and give regular updates by email and in the event my lawyer was not available the secretary dealt with my requests.


I would just like to thank you so much for your excellent service. I will only use your company in any future services. Many thanks.


Thank you so much for all your help. We are so pleased to have our first home.


Very professional and helpful at all times. Very friendly when we came into the office. Very impressed with the overall service. Would highly recommend.


Very good service indeed. Very pleased with the way Pippa dealt with all our needs. I would recommend Hunt & Coombs to anyone. Very good indeed.


I could not have wished for a more efficient, professional, empathetic and kind service. Thank you most sincerely.


I was very happy with the whole process. Very efficient and organised.


I was very happy with the service and my Solicitor couldn’t have been more helpful. I would certainly recommend him to anyone, if I lived in Peterborough. Thank you again, I don’t intend to move house again in the near future, I’m fed up with all of these boxes, but, if I were to move I would see you every time.


In the purchase of my property, I found the service to be friendly, efficient and fast. I initially chose Hunt & Coombs as they provided me with the best quote and I am satisfied that I made the right choice. A modern and professional service, I will definitely use again when required.


Very good service by all staff.


Pippa Woodcock and her team continue to provide exceptionally good service. Pippa significantly exceeds expectations even though those expectations were high. I have recommended Hunt & Coombs Commercial and Residential conveyancing services to a large number of People who have all come away satisfied with their services. Well done Hunt & Coombs, Keep it up!


I am very happy with the service provided by Hunt & Coombs LLP.


Efficient, friendly team, excellent service throughout the entire process. Always answered any questions/queries promptly. They worked so well with the estate agent we used. The process was seamless. Thank you very much.


I would like to add that over the years I have dealt with a few Solicitors from different firms, but the one Solicitor that stands out from the rest is James Steward at Hunt & Coombs, Oundle office. From the very first phone call to the last, James was always approachable, friendly, polite efficient and professional. His approach to our case stands out as the best we have come across. At difficult times he remained supportive and professional. I cannot thank him enough for his help in our matters and would always recommend him to family and friends.


Very happy with the speed of the work done with the purchase of my property. Many thanks to all the staff.


Excellent service. Highly recommended.


I would easily have found a cheaper lawyer. However having used Hunt & Coombs previously I knew I would get the service I needed. Worth the money and would definitely use James again.


Hunt & Coombs took a very personable approach to the whole process. They made, what is usually, a stressful process much easier than I could have expected. I didn’t need to continually chase them up; they were on top of everything and kept me fully informed. I felt completely confident in their ability to successfully complete everything on time and to a great standard.


Hunt & Coombs did a very professional job making the sale of our house go smoothly and were more than happy to help with any problems we had.


We were exceptionally happy with the service Hunt & Coombs provided us with whilst buying our new home. The service was efficient, detailed, incredibly professional which was very welcome given we were very time pressured in our day to lives.


I found Hunt & Coombs to be professional and efficient. They kept me informed when necessary and appropriate but didn’t pester me with unnecessary updates when nothing was happening. That having been said, they were accessible and responded to my calls quickly. I believe I was an easy client to deal with making few demands but this should not detract from the efficiency of the service I received when I did seek advice.


Excellent service and would highly recommend to anyone needing Solicitors. Good communication throughout process.


Delighted with the friendly, professional service from Hunt & Coombs both for my divorce and transfer of equity. Highly recommended.


We have moved house a number of times over the years and it seems to have become more bureaucratic, nevertheless, you have covered it all off with no necessary delay to the process. Thank you very much.


Completed the transaction very quickly. Thank you.


We have used HC over the past few years for various reasons and will continue to in the future. Their professionalism, knowledge and ability to be time efficient mean we will choose to work with HC over others available to us.


James was great, moved things through quickly and was fast to respond to any question I had.


James Steward worked extremely hard in sometimes difficult circumstances, to complete on time the sale of our existing property and the purchase of our new property. This involved working extended hours on a number of occasions.


Excellent service, great communication, prompt and reliable.


Hunt & Coombs have provided our family with legal services since 1966. In all that time their service has been honest and reliable as has their advice.


Excellent service, many thanks.


I chose Hunt & Coombs because I used them previously when I bought my house and their service was excellent. So when it came to selling my house I didn't think twice I knew they would take care of things like they did before.


There is absolutely nothing I can find to change or improve the service. Both my wife and I recommend Hunt & Coombs to everyone wishing to sell or purchase their properties; most satisfied. Once again thank you.


Everything was very good.


A friendly helpful voice in some stressful times.


Recommended by Woodfords Estate Agents and locally based in Oundle.


Hunt & Coombs was recommended to me by Weston Homes and it was an excellent referral, very happy with the service and will use you again.


During a very difficult sale Hunt & Coombs were the one organisation that we could rely on. Always contactable, always professional, always delivered on what they said they would. Would not hesitate to use again!


I am very grateful for my solicitors, Paddy Appleton and James Steward, for my Will and selling / purchasing of my new property and conducting all procedures very efficiently. As these dealings take a long time - I used to enquire what was happening and all the staff including the solicitors at Hunt & Coombs in Oundle were very helpful. Thank you all.


Our solicitor was very knowledgeable, ensuring everything was in order before completing the purchase.


Local to area, convenient, very approachable staff.


Pippa has dealt with several house sales and purchases for me in recent years. I have always been happy with how matters have been dealt with so will always return to Hunt & Coombs should the need arise in the future.


Hunt & Coombs were my late father's solicitors and were always very good for any of his legal requirements.


We were recommended by Mr A Cave at Hunt & Coombs Peterborough branch and thank him for mentioning Pippa Woodcock who has been extremely efficient and courteous throughout.


I have used Hunt & Coombs for a number of years covering various issues and have always been satisfied with the support received.


I was very pleased with the service I received, great all round.


Thank you so much ☺. Always kept me up to date and very easy to get hold of.


Thank you very much for all the work and time you put into this transaction, and for all previous work you've done too, Pippa...With much warmth, I'm thanking you.


Your team made what was a bumpy journey much more bearable and we even laughed over some of it. A breath of fresh air - shame all solicitors are not like Hunt & Coombs.


Great service. Thanks.


Superb service - nothing to add.


Nothing but praise particularly to James Steward for his help, kindness and politeness during these difficult times.


Our buyers solicitor made this process very difficult, even my buyer wanted to switch and use Hunt & Coombs! You have always given excellent service and we wouldn't use any other company. Our buyers will use you in the future. A big thank you to Rose.


Thank you for a trouble free sale. Everyone has been friendly, helpful and shown excellent professionalism even in the difficult times when working from home. Highly recommend this residential sales team.


Excellent service, thank you.


Thank you to James Steward for his patience in handling this purchase and the sale that he saw us through last summer. We are more than pleased with all the help and support that James provided.


I was happy with service provided and found everyone I worked with approachable and helpful. Thank you.


The service was first class. Had been putting off doing our Wills, couldn’t have been more straightforward, didn't have to attend lots of appointments, will definitely recommend you. Paddy put us at ease, something you don’t want to do but it couldn’t have been better.


Great experience, fast, efficient and acting for us at all times, very grateful.


We could not fault the service we received from Hunt & Coombs especially from James. We have never had such a good service from any solicitors firm previously and we will return with any further legal matters without hesitation. James made the process of buying our house so much easier. This was done by prompt returning of phone calls, extremely friendly and professional handling of our purchase. Many thanks again.


Thank you very much Rose for making this process run so smoothly for us. You have been professional throughout and kept us updated at each stage. We look forward to hearing from you again soon.


Another hassle free purchase with the help and assistance of Pippa. Thanks for the continued help and assistance.


Absolutely first class service - no improvements necessary!


We experienced an efficient and friendly service throughout. We would recommend Hunt & Coombs to anyone and hope to use them again in the future.


Professional service as always.


We have been very happy with your service. Both for the first registration of our property and also for the sale of my sisters maisonette. We appreciated the prompt provision of an itemised quote in the above occasions.


The whole process has been hassle free and I have been completely satisfied with the service. Many Thanks.


Issues were clearly explained to us and there was no rush in covering detail when the buyer conversations were warranted. Professional and personable at the same time, we would definitely recommend your services to others.


Excellent job!


Thank you for a stress-free process of selling our house.


Thank you very much for the work you have done selling xxxx's bungalow for me, you made it seem effortless and were so efficient with getting it through so quickly. Thank you again.


Claire Burns was extremely approachable and friendly in all our dealings with her. Claire was always happy to answer any questions that we had both by telephone and email.


Excellent service!


Could not fault the work of James Steward. He was extremely helpful during a house move which was not straight forward. Would 100% recommend to others. Thank you.


Hunt & Coombs exceeded our expectations, could not be happier with the speed and efficiency of the sale of our property. Special thanks to Pippa, Rebecca and Husnain.


I am happy with the services. Your services are above and beyond.


First class service from start to finish; Amanda, Rebecca and team were excellent throughout. On occasions went above and beyond, and all the hard work is truly appreciated.


Have used Hunt & Coombs Solicitors a number of times and always received a friendly and professional service. Hunt & Coombs are my number one go-to. Thank you for a stress-free and seamless service and transaction.


We were extremely happy with your service and Olivia went the extra mile to support us. Our experience into unknown territory was expertly guided and made to look easy!!


Highly professional and pleasant to do business with.


Excellent service. No faults to be found.


Good service, went through a lot easier than we thought. Well satisfied.


A very good, efficient service. Claire notified me that my mortgage offer was about to expire and managed to complete before that deadline, saving a significant amount of additional interest. Also, all at a very fair fee.


The process was extremely stressful but the positive advice from your solicitor got me through it.


I am very happy with the service I received, professionalism, quick and very informative service. Thank you for making a very difficult time for me stress free.


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