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Buying or selling a home?
A CONVEYANCING SOLICITOR is a must for peace of mind

For expert advice when buying or selling a property, Alexander & Co in Derby are your conveyancing solicitor of choice. Engaging a conveyancing solicitor gives you peace of mind, especially when you're a first-time buyer/seller and you're not quite sure what to look out for.

Moreover, mortgage lenders generally require you to have a conveyancing solicitor in place, as it gives them more security also.

We are an approved conveyancer for the government's new Help to Buy ISA scheme. In addition, our practice is a member of the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme and has the benefit of the Law Society's sponsored chartermark – "LEXCEL" which will provide you with further reassurance that your move will be effectively managed.

Buying or selling a property can be one of the most stressful things you'll do in your life. Therefore, our friendly, efficient and courteous solicitors and support staff will be on hand to guide you through it all, progressing the transaction as quickly as possible so you can start packing and get ready to move home.

What do conveyancing solicitors do?
A quick explanation when buying or selling

Conveyancing starts when your offer to buy a property is accepted, or you've accepted an offer from a buyer when selling.

When you're buying, our task as conveyancing solicitors when you instruct us is to carry out vital searches with local authorities and utility companies.

Pre-contract searches may flag up flood risks, boundary disputes and financial liabilities from previous owners or residents.

Conveyancing solicitors will also discuss the costs you will have to pay when buying a property, such as stamp duty land tax. They will check the contracts provided by the seller's solicitors and ensure your mortgage lender has the correct information to proceed.

We will ensure all the related fees are paid on your behalf and finally, register you as the new owners of the property with the Land Registry.

When you're selling, we'll apply for your title deeds from your lender (if applicable) and order up to date official copies of the register of your property from the Land Registry. We'll issue a draft contract for your buyer's solicitor's approval enclosing any documentation to assist them in making their enquiries.

Our conveyancing quality

Our team has over 40 years of collective experience in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to property. The team has particular expertise in all aspects of residential property including dealing with, leasehold and "Help to Buy" transactions.

You will be given the name of the member of our professional and friendly team who will act for you and help you through every step of the process. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Katie Basey, Partner and Solicitor. 

Our membership of the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) means that we meet the high standards the Law Society sets to ensure clients receive a professional and quality conveyancing service.

Absolutely first rate service from start to finish

There are many different conveyancing solicitors in the UK and Derby and to enable you to identify those which will provide a safe and efficient level of service the Law Society has set up a new quality scheme.


What you can expect from us:

When you contact us to discuss your sale or purchase we will explain clearly the steps in the process and what you can expect from your solicitor;

  • We will tell you what the costs will be;
  • We will keep you informed of progress in your sale or purchase; and
  • We will work in line with the quality standards of the Law Society's CQS.


We will:

  • Treat you fairly;
  • Be polite and professional;
  • Respond promptly to your enquiries;
  • Tell you about any problems as soon as we are aware of them; and
  • Ask for your feedback on our service