Bishop & Sewell

For many of us, buying a property is the single biggest financial responsibility we ever undertake. Because there is no such thing as a standard property transaction, you need a solicitor who is flexible and believes in delivering the right result for you.

Bishop & Sewell has an unparalleled reputation, established over nearly 40 years, as one of London’s leading residential property law practices. This is gained from an in-depth understanding of property law, coupled with a talent for communicating the key aspects to our clients in an accessible way.

Our residential property solicitors understand that no two transactions are the same and we believe in delivering a tailored and flexible service. If you are using property as an investment vehicle, or are buying significant property, you will find our service levels second to none for both availability and discretion.

Client care is at the heart of what we do; as are the practical solutions we tailor to help achieve our client’s property requirements. We keep you up-to-date with developments throughout the life cycle of your transaction, and will help you make decisions when that need arises. Our approach ensures you feel at ease throughout the conveyancing process, and that you understand what is happening and, crucially, why it is happening.

Residential property transactions can be stressful, and one of our aims is to help alleviate that stress wherever possible. At Bishop & Sewell, a dedicated person will always deal with your transaction, allowing you to have a familiar and consistent point of contact.

As part of our conveyancing service, we also act on behalf of all major building societies and lending institutions. We hold the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme accreditation.

The Conveyancing Process

For a brief guide to the conveyancing process, view our animation available now on our YouTube channel.

An accompanying glossary is also available here.

Contact our Residential Property Team

For initial advice, a quotation or to arrange a meeting with one of our conveyancing solicitors, please contact us on 020 7631 4141 and ask for a member of the residential team. Alternatively, please use our quick enquiry form or email us at

Residential Property Services

Bridging Finance

In relation to freehold and leasehold sales and purchases;

Ownership, redevelopment and use of basements or vaults.

Planning issues;

Property Auctions

Property management, equity release issues and ‘lock out’ agreements;

Regarding joint ownership arrangements and buy-to-let schemes;


Transfers Of Equity