The easy way to buy or sell freehold residential property.

We take the hard work out of freehold residential property sales with friendly, expert advice at every stage, from first offer to final completion.

Property comes with plenty of paperwork.

We’ll dot every ‘i’ and cross every ‘t’.

From using the Help to Buy scheme to buying property as an investment, our residential conveyancing experts can be with you through the whole journey, and scrutinise every contract to help everything go smoothly.

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Your complete freehold property service.

Our specialist team will carry out all the work required for the sale or purchase of a freehold home. Organising searches, dealing with the Land Registry and preparing all necessary documentation, so you can buy or sell with confidence, knowing everything’s taken care of.



If the matter becomes protracted/time consuming then the legal fees will need to be increased accordingly. We will discuss and agree any increase with you.

Stages of the process

To understand more about the journey, please watch the video below. Alternatively, the process is set out, step by step further below.

Our services include:

Checking buyer’s finances are in place

Advice on Help to Buy ISAs and Lifetime ISAs

Advice on Capital Gains Tax

Handy mortgage calculator

Liaising with estate agents

Receiving and advising on contract documents

Obtaining further planning documents

Advising you on all documents and information

Checking mortgage offers

Preparing Transfer Deeds

Preparing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns

Preparing completion statements

Handling deposit money

Exchanging contracts

Deal with Land Registry applications

The customer-first law experts.

We believe the law always should be clear, not confusing. We uncomplicate the process to guide every customer through their own legal journey. Supporting you with the expertise, passion and integrity of a long-established firm; so you can focus on what matters most – your family and your business.

Jarna Rahman

Working With Our Service Team

Our diverse and innovative team will work in partnership with you and the wider professional community to add value, simplify the legal process and mitigate risks. You can rest assured you’re working with property experts who work tirelessly on your behalf and keep you updated every step of the way.

- Jarna Rahman

If you have an enquiry in relation to Residential Property or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We aim to be as transparent as possible with our legal fees. Fees vary dependent on the price of the property you are purchasing / selling. You can view our pricing chart here.

If your buyer / seller withdraws from the transaction you will need to let your Solicitor know as soon as possible. Dependant on how far through the transaction you are at this time, you may well be charged for the work your Solicitor has done up to that point.

A Freehold property means once you purchase the property, you also own / are responsible for the land your property is on as well as the property itself. It is important you understand the implications of purchasing a Freehold Property before committing to the transaction.

How long it will take from your offer being accepted until you can move into your house will depend on a number of factors. The average process takes between 6–12 weeks.

It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. For example, if you are a first-time buyer purchasing a new build property with a mortgage in principle, it could take 6-18 weeks.

Make an Enquiry

If you have a legal enquiry and would like to speak to one of our specialist team, please get in touch. We aim to respond within 2 hours of receiving your enquiry and look forward to hearing from you.

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Meet Your Lawyers

Gurdev Singh Mann

Senior Associate

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What Our Clients Say

Charlotte and her team did a great job of getting the sale completed, dealing with some other solicitors in the chain that appeared to be brain dead and uninterested. She kept me updated and chased things as needed on time. I felt she went above and beyond working on her day off because there was a chance the parties would exchange contracts that day. Very helpful and efficient. Many thanks to Charlotte and Claire. Great service.

Charlotte Judd

From Mr T


I would recommend FBC Manby Bowdler especially Raj Phandey at the practice who dealt with my sale. Very professional & nothing was too much trouble. It made a stressful time more bearable to be able to always speak to the person dealing with my case.

Raj Phandey

From Ms Green


Parvinder Sanghera dealt with this transaction extremely efficiently. I was able to contact her directly, kept me up to date with various stages. She dealt with all queries raised. Would definitely recommend her.

Parvinder Kaur Sanghera

From Louise


Usual excellent professional service provided. No difficulties in any way. Normally deal with Wolverhampton office but meeting Shrewsbury office staff was a pleasure too. Always happy to recommend FBC Manby Bowdler.

Louise Jones

Mr Lister