Residential Conveyancing 

We offer a full range of residential conveyancing services including buying and selling of houses and flats and remortgaging.  We are also pleased to assist in equity release mortgages.

The conveyancing process can seem daunting so we are conscious of the need to take you through step by step.  We report to you on all of the relevant documentation and, in the case of a flat, provide a report summarising the main terms of the lease so that you are aware of your obligations.  We are always happy to meet with you to go through the documentation.  We can also advise you on the ways that co-owners can own the property and, if necessary, prepare a declaration of trust which sets out the shares of the parties in the property.

Over the years we have gained much experience acting for buyers of shared equity and shared ownership properties from Housing Associations and are fully conversant with all of these schemes.

We provide you with a fixed conveyancing fee estimate at the outset of the transaction and this will include all the extra payments (e.g. search fees, bank transfer fees, Stamp Duty Land Tax, Land Registry fees) that are part of the transaction so you will not get any nasty surprises at the end. Find out now how much are fees will be by completing the conveyancing quote calculator on this page. We aim to get back to you as quickly as we can.

The partner heading the department is Julian Titt who is a specialist conveyancing solicitor. He can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Commercial Property

Our Consultant Malcolm Harper can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Whether you are an individual looking for a base for your new business or a company expanding its operations we are here to help you with all aspects of commercial property transactions.

A commercial transaction can at first sight appear daunting and unnecessarily complicated but we will provide plain-speaking advice in return for a reasonable price.

We will deal with all the legal documents and requirements from start to finish. You may also need our help with preliminary negotiations or you might want advice on associated contracts and in deciding on your best options in a particular deal.

There are a huge number of laws and requirements affecting companies and we can assist with setting up and regulating your new company or deal on your behalf with your acquisition of another company.

Our expertise is available to you for the following:

  • Purchase and sales of small and large businesses
  • Company acquisition and the purchase of assets /shares in companies
  • Contract drafting
  • Shareholder and directors’ agreements
  • Partnership law
  • Franchises
  • Freehold sales and Purchases
  • Dealings with leases and sub-leases
  • Commercial mortgages and lending

Social Housing

Our Consultant Malcolm Harper can be contacted by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Abels has acted for Housing Associations since about 1925. We therefore have many years of experience in dealing with all aspects of social housing law, but in particular are frequently acting for Housing Associations in connection with site acquisition and development, shared ownership schemes and Homebuy and the acquisition of existing properties from individuals or developers. More recently, we have been acting for one large Housing Association in connection with the Government Mortgage Rescue Scheme which involves the acquisition of a high volume of properties from Home Owners with substantial mortgage arrears and the subsequent grant of an Assured Shorthold Tenancy.

We also assist Housing Associations in the mortgaging of their stock to leading banks and building societies, preparing certificates of title and other support in multi-million pound transactions.

The firm is also able to provide litigation support to Housing Associations including proceedings for recovery of rent arrears, possession proceedings, nuisance claims, applications for anti-social behaviour orders and general housing management support.