Property Sales & Purchases

& Purchases

Denise Woodward

Denise Woodward

We are sad to announce the death of Denise Woodward, Consultant Solicitor, on 22nd April 2023.

Denise was a valued member of our Family Law Team and a hugely popular member of staff. Denise will be sorely missed by all her work colleagues and the legal fraternity in Chester and beyond.

Darlene Storrar, Managing Partner, says:

"Denise was an excellent Family Law Solicitor and a highly valued member of our team. Denise was dedicated to her work and her many clients and we will miss her enormously. Denise was always cheerful and engaging. Our thoughts are with her large supportive family at this very sad time."


Residential Property: Sales & Purchases

Obtain expert advice from our team of specialist Residential Property Solicitors.

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Buying or selling a house can be a daunting experience and will probably be one of the largest financial transactions you will ever enter into. For this reason, it is important that when choosing a solicitor, they have the knowledge and experience to make the process as stress-free as possible, 

Our Residential Property Team are all experts in their field. Between them they have decades of experience dealing with all aspects of property sales and purchases including complex and high value property sales and purchases and those which require compliance with tight deadlines. At Storrar Cowdry, you will receive a direct telephone number and email address for the member of the team dealing with your case and they will be the person you speak to from start to finish which we believe helps to ensure the sale and/or purchase completes as swiftly and smoothly as possible.

Our most common transactions include:

  • Freehold Residential Property Sales and Purchases
  • Leasehold Residential Property Sales and Purchases
  • Buy to Let Sales and Purchases
  • Residential Help to Buy ISA’s
  • Equity release/Lifetime Mortgages


Find out more about the costs involved and what service is included on our Fees page.

As well as those transactions listed above, the team also have experience in shared ownership matters, dealing with unregistered land and new build plot purchases. With such experienced and skilled people making up our Residential Property Team, there is little they have yet to encounter in the field of Residential property sales and purchases.

The Storrar Cowdry Residential Property Team are accredited by the Law Society under the Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and are on the conveyancing panels of all the major lenders which helps to avoid unnecessary delays when processing your property purchase.

Our Residential Property Team will strive to keep you updated of developments throughout the process and will always reply to any questions or queries promptly. A large amount of our clients come to us on a recommendation from a friend or family member who has used us for their own property sale/purchase therefore customer service is very important to us.

When dealing with your property sale/purchase the Residential Property Team will always remain sympathetic to the stresses that a property transaction can cause.

Our Dedicated and Knowledgeable Solicitors

If you wish to discuss your situation further with an expert solicitor please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Make An Enquiry

Jane Meakin

Consultant Solicitor

Rhian Thomas

Solicitor and Partner

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Conveyancing?

Explained in very simple terms, Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring ownership of property.

At what stage should I contact a Solicitor?

The sooner you contact us, the better. If you are selling a property, contact us before you put it on the market and if you are buying a property, contact us before you make an offer.

Will I need to visit your office during the process?

Not necessarily. You would always be welcome to come and see us if you want to and we are conveniently situated in Chester City Centre however, most property sale and purchase transactions can be completed by telephone, email and post.

Why do you need to see my ID and my proof of funds?

Due to Money Laundering regulations, Solicitors have to verify the identity of their client to ensure they are who they say they are and that the money their client is using to purchase the property has come from a reputable source and is not the product of crime.

What will your service cost?

We strive to make our costs as transparent as possible from the outset; therefore we have created a guide to estimate the fees you will likely need to pay.


Find out what our clients think about us.

"Danielle was extremely helpful with our house sale and even transferred a query she couldn't help us with to another colleague. Really can't thank Danielle enough - excellent!!"

Residential Property

"Very helpful and professional.  Offer to completion was less than 6 weeks."

Residential Property

"I work with a few lawyers, and Rhian is definitely the best and the most reliable solicitor. She is diligent, quick in response, professional and above all of excellent integrity. During COVID lockdown, she continued to provide uninterrupted service; When there are questions on the mortgage procedures, she took an extra mile to clarify for me. She is very knowledgeable on property lease, from the latest EWS1 requirement to multiple layer of leasehold structure. She also kept proper records and filing, including the communications with the bank. I would definitely recommend her to my friends and family. "

Residential Property

"Janice Edwards - Fantastic service from start to finish."

Residential Property

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