Buying a House

At Rotheras our conveyancing team have a wealth of experience supporting clients with property purchases and are well-placed to help you with your move, ensuring the process goes smoothly whilst reducing the hassle.

Whether you’re just getting on to the property market or you’re fairly familiar with the process, buying a new home is exciting but can also be a daunting and stressful time. Not only are you making one of the largest financial investments of your life, but there are various stages and legal requirements to follow to ensure things run smoothly.

Why use Rotheras when Buying a House?

We are upfront and transparent about our costs from the start and will provide you with a full breakdown of all the costs involved, including disbursements from third parties such as stamp duty and search fees.

Once you have instructed our conveyancing team you will be assigned a dedicated team member and provided with their direct phone number and email address. This individual will deal with your case through to completion, ensuring that you are made aware of any updates throughout the process.

We are flexible about how we work with you-whether you prefer face to face meetings or prefer communication by phone, email or video call.

We will ensure that your case is dealt with by a fully qualified and experienced member of our team who will make sure the necessary paperwork and funds are in place to avoid any delays.

We also specialise in buy to let and purchasing new build properties.

The House Buying process with Rotheras:

  • Instructions-When you instruct us a case manager will be assigned to look after your transaction and you will be provided with their direct contact details; at this stage we will take your instructions, request initial paperwork to be completed by you and check your finances are in place to fund the purchase.
  • Advice on property surveys– We will advise you on the types of survey available.
  • Contracts and title documentation– ‘upon receipt of the contract pack we will raise enquiries and provide you with an initial report so that you can raise any further enquiries you may have’.
  • Mortgage offer– ‘this is checked and we provide you with a report on the terms of the offer and advise you of your obligations with your lender’.
  • Property searches ‘we will advise you on which searches are appropriate to your transaction and provide a report on each individual search together with advice on any further searches which may be relevant’.
  • Exchanging contracts-Once every party in the chain has signed their part of the contract and is ready to proceed, we can agree a completion date.  At this point, we will request your deposit (if applicable) from you.  Once contracts are exchanged, the completion date is legally binding on all parties.  We will carry out final searches, request your mortgage funds together with any further funds required from you.
  • Completion-This is your moving day.  Once funds have been transferred and received, we will call you to confirm that you can collect the keys to the property.
  • Following completion – we will pay stamp duty, deal with Land Registry requirements and provide you with copy of the title in your name once completed.
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Michelle Young

Partner & Head of Residential Property

Michelle Young is a residential property specialist and heads up the residential property team at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Antony Fyson


Antony Fyson is a Partner and heads up the Long Eaton branch Office of Rotheras Solicitors and offers clients a wealth of expertise in commercial property and conveyancing matters.

Duncan Godfrey


Duncan Godfrey is a Probate, Trusts and Residential Conveyancing Solicitor at Nottingham based Rotheras Solicitors and is located at our offices in the Lace Market and Burton Joyce.

Greg Tring


Greg Tring specialises in all aspects of residential conveyancing and regularly acts for clients on sales, purchases, remortgages and transfer of equity and is part of one of the largest conveyancing teams across the East Midlands.

Lucy Pettitt


Lucy Pettitt has amassed over 12 years of experience in all aspects of Conveyancing.

Lucy Walker

Associate Solicitor

Lucy Walker is a residential conveyancing associate and is based at Rotheras Mapperley office.

Emily Weston

Associate Solicitor

Emily Weston is as an Associate Solicitor in the Residential Conveyancing team and is based primarily at our Beeston office.

Kate Barry

Conveyancing Solicitor

Kate Barry is a Solicitor in the residential property department at Rotheras and is based at our firm’s Long Eaton Office.

Kerry Brown

Chartered Legal Executive

Kerry Brown is a residential property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Kerry Redfern

Chartered Legal Executive

Kerry Redfern is a residential property specialist at Nottingham-based law firm Rotheras Solicitors.

Ruth Pilling

Conveyancing Executive

Ruth is a Conveyancing Executive at Rotheras and is based at our Mapperley office.

Chloe Smart

Licensed Conveyancer

Chloe Smart is a Licensed Conveyancer in the residential property department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market Office.

Jan Raszyk


Jan Raszyk is a Conveyancer in Rotheras Residential Conveyancing department.

Ellie Robinson


Ellie Robinson is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our Lace Market office.

Emily Kevan


Emily Kevan is a residential property and commercial property paralegal at Rotheras. She is based at our Lace Market office in the heart of Nottingham city centre.

Vicki Ettles


Vicki Ettles is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our Long Eaton office.

Brett James


Brett James is a Conveyancing and Wills and Probate Paralegal at Rotheras Solicitors and is based at our Lace Market office.

Penelope Baird


Penelope Baird is a Paralegal in Rotheras residential conveyancing department and is based at our Long Eaton office

Sally Cooper

Conveyancing Department Assistant

Sally is our first point of contact for any new conveyancing enquiries that come in to the department and provides a bespoke quoting service for prospective clients, estate agents and other referrers of work.

Sara Lockton


Sara Lockton is a Paralegal in the residential conveyancing department at Rotheras and is based at our West Bridgford office.

Grace Millward


Grace Millward is a Paralegal in Rotheras Residential Conveyancing department and is based at the Beeston office.

Hollie Moore


Hollie Moore is a Paralegal in the Conveyancing department.

Holly Setchfield


Holly is a paralegal who assists Head of Department Michelle Young and Kerry Brown at the West Bridgford office.

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