Residential Conveyancing

Buying and selling properties can be lengthy and frustrating. It’s all too easy to feel left in the dark.

At Thorne Segar we understand the importance of keeping you in the loop. We think you should be kept informed of any new developments. Accordingly we’ll give you frequent progress reports.

Our conveyancing department will:

  • Guide you through the process of buying or selling
  • Correspond with all the involved parties on your behalf
  • Carry out local authority and utility searches
  • Rigorously investigate the title to the properties
  • Advise of any additional costs
  • Handle payment between parties, mortgage company etc
  • Register your ownership with the Land Registry


Residential Conveyancing fees typically range from £950 – £1,200 +VAT
Fees are quoted in advance and are fixed – with no hidden extras

See detailed price list below or request a bespoke quote – it only takes 2 minutes

As active Conveyancing Solicitors in Minehead for over 125 years we have an intimate knowledge of the unique complexities of the property market in our area. We also hold the Law’s Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme Award.

We have extensive experience of issues arising from conservation and grade listing, shared access and rights of way and environmental problems including flooding.

Whether you’re buying and/or selling or remortgaging we’re committed to providing the highest standards of service.

Free initial consultation

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Our Conveyancing Department Lawyers

Liam Wolley

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Paul Thomas

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David Simpson
David Simpson
Liam Wolley dealt with the sale of my mother’s property, following her move into a retirement home, efficiently with great care and sensitivity. Would happily recommend Thorne Segar’s conveyancing service to others.
rod dover
rod dover
Thank you very much for an efficient service. Job done and thank you very much to all concerned.
Tracy Lynch
Tracy Lynch
Very helpful and friendly. Would highly recommend.
Richard Allen
Richard Allen
My wife and I received a truly first class service in engaging Thorne Segar, in the persons of Iestyn Milton-Jenkins and Tina, to set up Power of Attorney for us. We really felt that they had our best interest at heart and valued us. Now that all has been arranged we have every confidence in their sincerity and professionalism, and are meeting them soon to arrange the updating of our will.
Ali Sanderson
Ali Sanderson
I highly recommend Thorne Segar. Solicitors and office staff alike have been extremely helpful through a difficult time, explaining everything that we needed to know clearly, with kindness, understanding and efficiency.
Nigel Coates
Nigel Coates
Liam Wolley at Thorne Segar handled two recent property purchases for us. The best service ever in 50 years of such transactions. Wholly professional, tenacious, responsive and helpful. Exemplary.
Mark Terrett
Mark Terrett
Requirements and options well explained in layman's terms ,easy to understand. Listened to what we wanted to achieve and responded in a timely and professional manner at all times. We would not hesitate in using this company again.
Peter Tallack
Peter Tallack
Our first dealings with Thorne Segar were after a close family friend had nominated us as his POA and executor for his estate shortly after his wife had passed away. In the following twelve months we had to make just about every decision a POA and executor dreads having to make. Throughout this process Thorne Segar were excellent, we cannot sing their praises enough, from our first dealings with Lestyn drawing up the POA who explained this process thoroughly and in plain English (with a slight Welsh accent) to his PA Tina who was always available to help and form a good line of communication with Lestyn. After the sad but inevitable ending to a long and happy life, Thorne Segar were there again to help guide and advise. Rebecca then took the reins to deal with the probate and Paul dealt with the conveyancing aspects of the house sale. This process for various reasons was not straight forward, but all the complications were dealt with without fuss or undue delay for which we are most grateful. I hope the best compliment we can make of Thorne Segar is that although we are not local, we intend to ask Thorne Segar to put our family POA's in place.
David Archer
David Archer
The service provided by Thorne Segar in connection with the sale of a property has been excellent. The communication has been very good and clear which made the whole process so much easier. I would certainly recommend Thorne Segar’s services to others.
Duncan Brown
Duncan Brown
Listened carefully to what we wished to achieve with our final wishes. Explained any points we didn't understand/grasp, in some cases explaining several times until we fully understood the legal terms and their implications. Very happy with the outcome and the professional and friendly way we were dealt with. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending Thorne Segar to anyone needing the services they provide.

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Why do I need a lawyer to do my conveyancing?

You could do your own conveyancing however most mortgage companies will insist that a lawyer does it for you as it is a high risk transaction. Similarly if you fail to spot something such as a boundary issue, it could result in a costly and lengthy dispute, or even impact on the resale value of your property.

How long will it take?

Most Residential Conveyancing is completed within 8 to 12 weeks. The actual timescale will depend on all the other involved parties: Solicitors, Vendor, Purchaser, others in the chain etc. We aim to keep the process moving on your behalf.

Why do I need to do searches?

Searches are necessary to establish a clear picture of what you are buying and any factors that might affect the property. Are there plans for a new road or building development near by? Is the property at risk of flooding? Are there financial liabilities attached to previous occupants?
These checks have to be performed because the situation can change over time or since the property was last sold.

Buying a house is usually the largest financial commitment anyone makes.
You don’t buy a bunch of bananas without checking them first – don’t skimp on the
legal protection that quality conveyancing provides.

Conveyancing Price List 2022

Fixed Fees (ex VAT)

Fixed Fees (ex VAT)Sale £sPurchase £sRe-mortgage £sTransfer of Ownership £s
Up to 299,999950985725550
300,000 – 499,99910001040725550
500,000 – 999,99911001200725550
£1,000,000 +0.175%0.2%725550

Extra Charges (ex VAT)

New Build£265
Lifetime mortgage£400
Shared Ownership£160
Help to Buy ISA£50
Help to Buy Scheme£50
Gifted Family Purchase Funding£165
3rd Party Purchase Funding£165
Declaration of Trust£175
Completion of Deed of Covenant£50
Probate, trust or attorney sale where we haven’t obtained the Grant of Probate, administered the trust or advised the attorneys previously £490
Other DeedOn enquiry, based on hourly rate
Obtaining Indemnity Policy£30 per policy for self-issue. For bespoke, up to £110.
Supplement for liaising with 3rd party (e.g lenders etc)£165
Completion of Stamp Duty Land Tax Return£85
HMRC Return to secure SDLT refund£65
Overseas purchasers’ ID and Money Laundering£750
Abortive Fee50% of quoted fee
SDLT Return for purchaser(s) with interest in another property£85*
Surrender and re-grant of Lease where part of sale or purchaseOn enquiry, based on hourly rate
Surrender and re-grant of Lease where not part of sale or purchaseOn enquiry, based on hourly rate
Completion of notice of assignment of lease£50
Voluntary first registration£365
Process 3 day bank transfer (BACS) payment£35
Process same day bank transfer (CHAPS) payment£45
Identification search£20

*Subject to advice to refer to specialist accountant where appropriate