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Property and Conveyancing Solicitors in Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley


We can make your conveyancing transaction smooth and stress-free.


Whether you are buying, selling, transferring or re-mortgaging property you will need a conveyancing solicitor. By combining technology with a friendly, personal service, we will provide a smooth and hassle-free journey whilst having a peace of mind over costs.

What is Conveyancing?


Conveyancing means transferring ownership of a property, if you are buying or selling. During a standard transaction, this might include: 


  • Investigation into the title of the property
  • Preparation of documents 
  • Writing and exchanging of contracts
  • Payment of Stamp Duty


Many legal requirements need to be met before a change of ownership of a property can take place. This is where a team of experienced conveyancing solicitors can help you make your transaction go as smooth as possible.


Our Property Conveyancing Solicitors Can Support You With:

Instant Online Quote

Our competitive prices are fixed fee based dependent on the value of the property you are buying and or selling. To obtain a free quote listing our fees, disbursements and vat, please click on the free conveyancing quote button below. This will give you an instant quote. The quote can be obtained without leaving your contact details. Just press “Calculate”, but please leave your details if you want us to contact you;

The Conveyancing Process


The conveyancing process begins the moment your transaction is agreed and runs through to the completion date, which is the day that ownership changes hands.


Our experienced property conveyancing solicitors aim to take the hassle out of a complicated process, guiding you through the important milestones to the finish line of your transaction.


Property Conveyancing FAQs


How Long Does Conveyancing Take?

Every transaction is different, so it’s hard to pinpoint how long the process can take. However, we would say that the average time is between 6-12 weeks depending on the speed of a number of factors. We understand how important it is to resolve property matters quickly, that is why our expert property conveyancing solicitors will always endeavour to complete your transaction as soon as possible. 

Do I Have To Use a Solicitor? 

You should appoint a solicitor when you put your house up for sale, or when your offer is accepted if you are buying a house. Conveyancing on your own accord is nearly impossible, as most mortgage lenders will insist of you instructing a solicitor to protect their interests. 

When Do You Pay Conveyancing Fees? 

Conveyancing fees are paid a couple of days before exchange or completion. Prior to this, your conveyancing solicitors will request their legal fee and all disbursements. 

What are the First Things to do When Moving into a New Home? 

Remember to have any important mail redirected as soon as possible and update your driving license with your new address. We also recommend taking meter readings and informing all utility providers you have moved house.

Why Choose Howells for your Conveyancing?

We aim to provide the best quality legal service at competitive prices meaning you will receive the best service no matter what the price you pay.


Our property & conveyancing solicitors are highly regarded in the industry and receive fantastic feedback on their professionalism, whilst being down to earth and offering a personalised service to each client.

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What Do Our
Clients Say?

[Emma's] communication is EXCELLENT, knowledge of the file and the selling process excellent. I couldn't have been happier and I can tell she genuinely cares about her clients and doing the very best possible. I look forward to passing over any Sales or Purchases in the future.

Conveyancing Client

What can I say apart from absolutely fantastic. Annie Hobson went above and beyond to get our sale and purchase finished to extremely tight deadlines placed on us by our sellers. She was always polite and knowledgeable even though I probably emailed her more than my actual work colleagues and always replied as soon as she could. Also met with Daniel Lindon who was extremely professional and offered us a great deal on some additional work we had asked for. If I'm ever mad enough to sell my house again I'll be asking for Annie and Daniel by name.

Conveyancing Client, 2020

The service we received from Howells LLP while purchasing our home during the COVID19 pandemic was outstanding. Very professional and responsive. Highly recommended.

Conveyancing Client, 2020

"Reception team were very professional on the phone and that is very hard to come by." - S.W

Conveyancing client, June 2019

I would like you to pass onto the partners of the group my sincere thanks for the outstanding service I received. Having never bought a property before I was slightly worried but nothing was too much trouble my questions were answered straight away with care and understanding. I would have no hesitation in recommending Howells solicitors to friends and family. thank you again for the excellent service.

Conveyancing client, Aug 2018

A big thank you for your help, understanding and professionalism

Fran Abbott, Conveyancing Client, Oct 2015

Howells has recently acted for us in the sale of a property. We were acting as Executors under a relatives will and the transaction wasn’t straight forward but it was handled expertly and professionally. The client service was excellent and Donna Peers, who handled our case, kept us informed and was always available to speak. I would certainly recommend Howells to others.

Anne, Conveyancing Client, July 2015

I have recommended you to a friend who is buying a house this year and would like to have you to act for them.

Conveyancing Client July 2015

Thanks for all your hard work, we’ve moved house a lot and you have by far been the best person we’ve ever dealt with! It’s such a relief to have someone who communicates well and is so thorough, so thanks again.

Conveyancing Client, May 2015

Thanks a lot for your help and advice, I couldn’t have found a better solicitor.

Conveyancing Client, Feb 2016