During that time, we have carried out literally thousands of conveyancing transactions, ranging from the sale of small garages, to multi-million pound properties and developments.
As well as having the legal knowledge, we pride ourselves on our relationships with our customers and estate agents. You will have your own solicitor or licenced conveyancer who will be at the end of the phone or on email when you need them and you are always more than welcome to pop in to see us. We also work in teams so you have the confidence to know that your solicitor has the back up they need and so that there is always someone available. Although the office is open 9.15am to 5.15pm, we are flexible, and can usually accommodate meetings or calls outside those times.
We are very proud that our department has tripled in size and that this growth has been down to client and agent recommendations. We were also delighted to be commended in the conveyancing category at the Law Society’s own Excellence Awards and to win gold for London Conveyancer and bronze for National conveyancer in the Estas Awards (voted for by clients). We are also on most lender panels and were one of the first firms to be given the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.
The department is run by Angela Neale (a regular contributor to the Law Society Gazette) and Lisa Noble, both of whom have been at the coal face of conveyancing for many years and who both are genuinely excited by all things property. We have recruited excellent people, who are all approachable and knowledgeable and who can explain things to you in normal English so that you can really feel in control of your conveyancing experience. We know that transparency and speed are vital and so we make sure we always have the most up to date case management and other software and will always work with you to find a work around or solution to any tricky legal problem or situation.
We often get asked about the various stages of the conveyancing process. Below you can download our handy step-by-step guide to buying and selling residential property in the UK.
It is becoming increasingly common for couples to reside together and have children together without entering into a marriage or civil partnership. As the law does not protect cohabiting couples with any specific rights over property, Comptons specialises in the creation of Cohabitation Agreements and Declarations of Trust, designed to cover areas including property, savings, debts and pensions.
More information can also be found on our Cohabitation Agreements page.
The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill, announced in the King’s Speech, has now been published. Its contents are significant for leaseholders of flats and houses, if it does indeed become law.
The Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill is on the horizon, and the Government aims to shake up the leasehold housing market. In the King’s Speech on 7 November 2023, they laid out the plan for this new law, which is intended to simplify and make more affordable the process of leaseholders buying their freehold, extending their leases, taking over management rights, and shielding them from hefty service charges.