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Residential Conveyancing

Every day we change the lives of our residential conveyancing clients by helping them achieve their dream home moves.

We have an enviable level of knowledge and expertise across our team and act for clients on a wide range of property transactions, from large, landed estates to Chester city centre apartments. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are exposed to minimal risk, delay, and stress throughout the process of buying, selling, and moving.

Accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), we are on the conveyancing panels of all the major lenders and are committed to using plain English across all correspondence.

What We Offer

We offer a personal, friendly, and efficient service and will competently guide you through the conveyancing process for:

Sales and Purchases including those with Leasehold Tenure

Re-mortgaging and Transfers of Equity

New Leases, Lease extensions and Shared Ownership

Gifting, transferring

Auctions, sales of part and other specialist transactions

New builds

First registrations, rights of long user and boundaries

Easements and other rights

How much will the Residential Conveyancing process cost?

Please use our quote builder below to obtain an accurate, no obligation costing for your requirements.


Timescales – Typically most conveyances take between 12 and 14 weeks but can vary depending on the complexity and nature of the transaction.

Speak to our experts

For a FREE initial consultation with our expert Residential Conveyancing team, simply complete the form on this page, call 01244 356 789 or email info@cullimoredutton.co.uk.

Why choose us for your Residential Conveyancing matter? Because we are:


Our property teams have an enviable level of knowledge and expertise and act for both residential and commercial clients on a wide range of property transactions, from large, landed estates to Chester city centre apartments, offices and retail units.


Our team is accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality scheme (CQS) and we are on the conveyancing panels of all the major lenders. We have a great track record of successfully completing property transactions and negotiating leases.


We understand that any property transaction can present challenges and that no two transactions are the same. Our goal is to make sure that our clients are exposed to minimal risk, delay and stress throughout the process of buying, selling or leasing.

Who will work on your Residential Conveyancing matter?

A fully qualified lawyer. Your matter will either be handled or supervised by a solicitor with at least 10 years’ experience in this area of work.

Some areas of work may be supported by our Paralegal team.

Administrative duties will be undertaken by our support staff.

As Head of Department, Sarah Davies has overall responsibility for the supervision of all work carried out by her team.


Discover more about charges for our Residential Conveyancing services by visiting our pricing page.

Our Property Department

Kara Nicholls

Kara Nicholls

Advanced Paralegal
Additional Qualifications: CILEX Level 6 Diploma in Legal Practice

I joined the Property team in November 2020 as a paralegal having worked in the residential property sector for five years. 

Originally from Essex, I relocated to the Northwest around eight years ago. I graduated from Edge Hill University in 2015 with a Law and Criminology degree and I am currently studying for the CILEx qualification at the CILEx Law School which grants me the status of an Associate. Once completed, this will give me Chartered Legal Executive status. 

I love getting to know my clients and understanding their needs. I am driven to achieve ‘stress-free’ transactions for them, and hope that by completing my CILEx qualification, I will be even better placed to represent and support them. 

Outside of work, I enjoy visiting my family back home in Essex, hosting friends and family at my home in North Wales and walking my miniature dachshund Ziggy. 

Sarah Davies

Sarah Davies

Solicitor | Director | Head of Property
Qualified 2008

Hello, I joined Cullimore Dutton in 2016 and was appointed as Head of Residential Conveyancing in 2020 and in February 2021 I was delighted to take on the role of Director joining our senior management team. 

As Head of Department, I have overall responsibility for the supervision of all work carried out by my team. 

I specialise in New Build Property Transactions. I have over ten years’ experience, predominantly dealing with New Build transactions on behalf of Clients. I am thorough and methodical whilst always being mindful of the pressures placed on buyers to exchange within 28 days. I believe that it is important to have someone representing you who understands the conveyancing process and who can cut through the legal jargon on your behalf. 

One of the greatest rewards of my role is hearing the joy in my client’s voice when I call to confirm that completion on their property transaction has taken place. I am proud and honoured to be able to bring this happiness to my clients. I have expertise in: 

  • New Build Transactions 
  • Freehold Sales and Purchases 
  • Residential Leasehold Purchases and Sales  
  • Residential Remortgages. 


Solicitor Sara Butt

Sarah Butt

Associate Solicitor
Qualified 2019

Hello, I joined the Property team in July 2022.

Originally from Chester, I graduated from the University of Liverpool with a degree in Politics and International Business, following which, I completed a graduate management scheme for a large hotel company before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) in 2016 and qualifying as a solicitor in April 2019.

I have specialised in property for over five years and take pride in helping clients to achieve their property aspirations with as little stress as possible.

I am able to assist with:

  • Freehold and leasehold sales and purchases
  • Residential remortgages
  • Commercial sales and purchases
  • Negotiation and grants of leases, for both landlords and tenants
  • Commercial lending and remortgages

When not in the office I enjoy sampling the delights of Chester’s many independent coffee shops and I am a member of a local running club.

Joe Jones

Joe Jones​

Qualified 2022

Hello, I joined the Property Team as a Solicitor in June 2023.

I graduated from The Open University in 2017 with a degree in Law, then went on to complete my Legal Practice Course (LPC) at The University of Law, Christleton in 2020. I undertook my training contract with a Wrexham-based legal firm, qualifying as a solicitor in 2022.

I consider myself to be very client focused and take a great deal of pride in ensuring that our clients receive a first-rate service.

I have expertise in:

  • Freehold Sales and Purchases
  • Residential Leasehold Purchases and Sales
  • Residential Remortgages

When not in the office you will usually find me in bookstores looking for my next book to read. If I am not reading, I am usually gardening and spending time with my Border Terrier (Frank).

Can’t thank Stuart, Kara, and Sarah enough for the way they handled both the sale and purchase of our new home. Always answered all my emails and I did send them far too many! Always kept me informed of everything that was going on, and just went the extra mile for me and my family. You must have faith in your solicitors and the team were absolutely fantastic. Thank you again! I would not hesitate to use you again.

Cullimore Dutton Residential Conveyancing client

Quite simply the best conveyancing experience I’ve ever had. Stuart, Sarah (and the rest of their team) were exemplary from the start — exceeding my expectations after quite a bad experience with another local firm. If you’re reading this, chances are you’ll be looking for a solicitor. Your search ends here.

Cullimore Dutton Residential Conveyancing client