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Helping a client move to their Dream Home

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When a client from Kent approached Pearson Solicitors to deal with their property move our conveyancing solicitors were only too happy to help out and were pleased to see them secure their dream home by the sea.

Our residential property department deal with clients from all over the country and they have seen an upward trend in instructions coming from clients based in the South.  They say they appreciate our down to earth approach and in many cases, our conveyancing fees are less than solicitors based in and around London and the South of England.

We have a number of clients who are property investors with a large portfolio including buy-to-lets in London and the South East.  In addition, we are often instructed by sellers and buyers from outside our region who have simply searched online for a ‘solicitors’ or ‘conveyancers’ and trust our conveyancing department.

Buying a dream home

In this case we dealt with the sale of a large early Victorian property in the Kent coastal town of Deal.  The house had been a much loved family home for many years but the couple were ready for another challenge.  An old vicarage in Kingsdown, Kent, had caught their eye and we were proud to be instructed to secure it on behalf of the client Mr R Wright.

The property transaction was far from straightforward, as residential conveyancing solicitor, Michelle Ong, said:

“This was a £1 million plus property with issues relating to an unadopted road and drainage system. Our clients were keen to complete quickly but due to the nature of these outstanding enquiries we did have to make sure everything was ok before completion.”

“People usually prefer instructing local solicitors but I strongly believe that with the continuing development of technology, instructing a local solicitor is no longer a necessity and is a thing of the past.  All parties are able to communicate via telephone, email, video calls and documents can even be signed electronically via DocuSign so locality will not hinder a transaction in any way,” Michelle said.

One thing that has come out of lockdown is the ability to electronically manage legal files and this inevitably leads to far greater choice in the legal marketplace as clients search around and instruct the best conveyancing solicitors for the job, instead of who is local to them.  Our property portal and app allows clients to check on the progress of their house move 24/7.

“Arguably, specialised local knowledge can be an advantage, but we have dealt with properties all over the country throughout the years. On this basis, I can confidently say we do have sufficient experience to deal with out of area transactions and people should always do some research and go with a solicitor they feel comfortable with and can trust,” added Michelle Ong.

Client Feedback

“Completing the deal and getting the keys was a great day and it’s all thanks to the team at Pearson Solicitors. Previously we have used local solicitors in Kent but the service was not great,” said Mr R Wright.

“A relative suggested we use Pearson Solicitors in Oldham and we did wonder how it would be with them being so far away? I can only say the service from Michelle was amazing, nothing was too much trouble and I really felt throughout the process that she had our best interests at heart – I only wish they were local so I could pop round personally to thank them.”

“Moving into our dream home by the seaside is wonderful, Michelle got it over the line for us and now obviously we have a whole summer to look forward to,” commented Mr R Wright.

How can we help

No matter how big or small your property deal our residential conveyancing solicitors can help.  We work with buyers and sellers, those looking to remortgage or develop a property investment portfolio. For more information call us on 0161 785 3500 or email

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