Buying & Selling your home

We offer a reliable, efficient and cost-effective conveyancing service tailored to your specific needs. Our lawyers are committed to ensuring that your sale or purchase proceeds as smoothly and as swiftly as possible to a trouble free completion.

Let us take some of the stress

Moving home is stressful. We can’t change that, but we can shoulder some of the burden. By letting us deal with the legal side of things you will have the peace of mind of knowing that your transaction is in safe hand. You can then concentrate on packing up your belongings, arranging removers, sorting out utilities and agreeing completion dates with one less worry.

Why choose us?

Working hand in hand with estate agents is often crucial to achieving a swift and successful transaction. Our links with local agents are very strong, and in fact we provide training to some of them

This close relationship means that we are able to monitor the status of the chain and keep the transaction moving along.

We are also clear and transparent about legal fees. We are always happy to provide a fixed-fee quotation and supply a breakdown of all the expenses and fees that are likely to arise so that you can accurately budget.

Our experience

Our lawyers have decades of property experience behind them. This means there will be very few ‘problems’ that they won’t have already encountered and solved many times previously. When this experience is coupled with the use of the latest information technology it enables us to proceed with your transaction as swiftly and efficiently as possible.

Our expertise has resulted in us being appointed as ‘Panel’ solicitors for most Lenders.

In recognition of our high standards of service we are also members of the Law Society’s CQS accredited scheme.

The importance of communication

We understand how important communication is in a conveyancing transaction. At Slee Blackwell you won’t have to contend with an impersonal call centre. Each member of our team has their own direct dial number so you can always speak to them directly. You can also communicate directly with your lawyer by email.

Our step-by-step guide to buying and selling your home and typical costs of a transaction

Get a quick overview of the conveyancing process by reading our handy, step-by-step guide. For information on the typical costs of a transaction, click here.

Areas of Specialism:

Our team of experienced conveyancers can assist with buying and selling both freehold and leasehold property. We also specialise in handling transactions involving new build properties.
We are experienced in dealing with transactions involving government backed ‘Help to Buy’ schemes which are available for first time buyers, including the ‘Help to Buy’ ISA scheme.
We deal with re-mortgages where you are moving the borrowing secured on your property from one lender to another. We can also help you with any transfer of equity where there is a change in the co-ownership of a property such as adding the name of a spouse to the deeds following marriage or where a co-owner’s share in the property has been bought out.
If you need to sell just part of your property then we can assist you. We also deal with equity release plans when you wish to release cash from your home without having to move.
Shared Ownership is becoming increasingly popular for first time buyers. Schemes offer the opportunity to purchase a share of a property, with the buyer paying the mortgage on the share they own, and paying rent on the remaining share. Call us for further information on how we can help deal with the legal side of things.
Our experienced property team can help with the complex area of adverse possession which arises when someone occupies land that they are not legally entitled to. Easements and covenants can be a source of bitter dispute and we can assist with drafting and interpreting these important property rights and obligations.
Easements and covenants can be the source of bitter dispute. We can assist with drafting and interpreting these important property rights and obligations.
We have lawyers who specialise in dealing with the property side of divorce and separation.

Work with our team:

Partner
Louise joined the firm in 1998, qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and was made a partner in 2004. Her work covers all of England and Wales.
Partner
Brett trained with Slee Blackwell and has worked in four of the firms five offices. He also sits on the Devon and Exeter Law Society education and training sub-committee.
Partner
Louise joined the firm in 1998, qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and was made a partner in 2004. Her work covers all of England and Wales.
Partner
Brett trained with Slee Blackwell and has worked in four of the firms five offices. He also sits on the Devon and Exeter Law Society education and training sub-committee.