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In England and Wales, the vast majority of property is bought using the traditional process of viewings with an estate agent, making an offer and then going through the conveyancing procedure with a solicitor. However, approximately 2.3% of all property sold in Great Britain is sold through auction.

So how does the auction conveyancing process differ from buying through an estate agent? One of our conveyancing team will now explain the difference. More...

Two of the main questions our clients often ask when purchasing a new home are:

  • What exactly happens on completion day?
  • How soon can I move into my new house after completion?

Here, we'll explain the completion stage in residential conveyancing and provide helpful guidance on moving in timelines and next steps.


Buying or selling a home is an exciting yet often stressful process with lots of legal procedures to navigate. Two of the most important stages are exchanging contracts and completion. Understanding the key differences between these is essential for UK home buyers and sellers.


If you're buying or selling a property in the UK, you may encounter some unfamiliar terms that describe certain practices in the housing market.

Two of these terms are gazumping and gazundering, which can cause frustration and disappointment for both buyers and sellers.

In this blog post, we'll explain what these terms mean, how they affect the property transaction, and what you can do to avoid them.


Buying a new build property can be an exciting and rewarding experience, but it also comes with some unique challenges and complexities. That's why it's important to have a specialist new build conveyancer / solicitor on your side, who can guide you through the process and protect your interests.

In this article, Richard Thornton, New Build Conveyancing specialist at Howells Solicitors, will explain what new build conveyancing is, how it differs from buying an existing property, and what steps you need to take to complete your purchase successfully.


With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes