Welcome to Hillfort Law Firm
Specialist Conveyancing Lawyers in Suffolk
For clear, fixed fee and low-cost property conveyancing services guaranteed, Hillfort Law Firm is the go-to conveyancers to consult. Our experienced principal Property Lawyer, Adam Muldoon, has been specialising in conveyancing for more than a decade.
Low-Cost Conveyancing Fees
No Hidden Costs
No Sale No Fee Guarantee
Licenced Conveyancing Services
Our Property Conveyancing Services
Our leading conveyancing lawyer is trained and experienced to deal with many types of cases. Here are some of the high-quality legal services offered by Hillfort:
Freehold Residential Conveyancing
Intimately experienced with residential property transactions, Hillfort has assisted thousands of clients with their conveyancing needs and is here to assist with any conveyancing queries you may have.
If you are transferring to a new lender or taking out a mortgage on your mortgage-free property then you will require a solicitor or conveyancer to help with the legal side of things.
Leasehold property is created when a lease is granted out of a freehold title. A lease is a long tenancy, typically between 99 and 999 years. The lease will contain conditions of use and ownership, which need to be looked at carefully by a specialist conveyancing solicitor or licensed conveyancer.
For help with auction purchases, we deliver an impressively fast, streamlined service for our clients, as well as plenty of legal advice throughout the whole process. Before buying at auction it is advisable to instruct a specialist solicitor or property lawyer to advise you on all the legal aspects of the title and contract before you commit to making a bid.
Why Choose Hillfort Law Firm?
As mentioned, we have fixed prices for our conveyancing services. With no hourly rate to worry about, our fixed fees help to give our customers the ability to accurately budget for their transaction.
Our conveyancing fees are extremely fair and affordable. Our state-of-the-art case management systems and our streamlined business model enable us to offer such great, low-cost conveyancing services.
No Sale No Fee
You read correctly, you will not pay any legal fees for failed or incomplete property transactions, rare as these cases may be. This No Sale No Fee pledge can help assuage any feelings of risk when applying for your property transaction with Hillfort.
Hillfort is owned and operated solely by Adam Muldoon. Having studied hard for a prestigious 2.1 law degree, Adam has been working in law for over 20 years, 10 years of which have been dedicated entirely to conveyancing.
The principal lawyer takes a distinctly personalised approach to his work and he is always keen to form a close rapport with clients. When a would-be client calls Hillfort Law Firm for assistance with conveyancing, they will always receive the same reliable, direct service. No delays, no jargon, and no playing favourites.
Our aim is to deliver our service within 6-8 weeks. We are able to deliver such a fast service because, unlike some law firms, we do not inundate ourselves with masses of clients that have no hope of getting the attention they require. Instead, we carefully book our clients in a way that guarantees a timely service for all.
No Hidden Costs
We will provide you with a fixed fee quotation at the outset of your transaction. Should your matter be more complex and requires additional work over and above that quoted, we will notify you of such costs payable before proceeding.
Experiencing long periods of radio silence with your hired law firm can be stressful. We maintain regular contact with our customers throughout our professional relationships, with clear and concise updates. We try to minimise the amount of confusing legal jargon wherever possible.
The Hillfort Law Firm Process
Our Property Conveyancing Process
The government states that the average length of time that it takes for a standard conveyancing transaction to be completed successfully is between 2 to 3 months (this starts upon receipt of completed documents and payment where applicable). We will do our best to meet your specific timeframe, but these timescales are indicative only. We will advise you if for any reason these timescales do not appear achievable.
Buying a Property
Instruct Your Hillfort Lawyer
Carry Out Property Survey
Carry Out Checks
Approve Purchase Contracts
Pay Deposit & Exchange Contracts
Selling a Property
Instruct Your Hillfort Lawyer
Carry Out Legal Checks
Obtain Deeds from Land Registry
Draw Up Sale Contracts
Hillfort Law Firm are genuinely fantastic. We bought a barn conversion with all the added complexities that brings. Their service was exemplary, prompt, efficient, error-free and proactive. I couldn't have asked for a better guide through the process. Felt safe and confident throughout. Highly recommended.
I used this firm to purchase a second property. They were extremely efficient, and quick and updated me every step of the way. I liked that my conveyancer was always available to speak to. They made the whole process easy for me, I was very nervous as I haven't bought a house in so long but I felt completely relaxed the whole time. Will definitely use them when it comes to my next sale! Would definitely recommend
Massive thanks to Hillfort Law for our recent home sale and purchase. Daisy, Adam and Hayley were all fantastic, keeping us updated all the way through the process and ensuring that the process was as straightforward and efficient as possible. Would highly recommend if you're looking for a professional solicitor to deal with your conveyancing that's also very affordable. Thanks again for your help at Hillfort Law Firm.
I selected Hillfort Law Firm from a selection of solicitors based on their reviews and reasonable pricing. I was not disappointed. Contact was by email and telephone calls which were thorough. The best test of an experience is how a company deals with an issue. We were faced with having to navigate around a bank requirement. They were so helpful in solving the problem to everyone's satisfaction. Excellent professional service. Hillfort Law Firm are strongly recommended.
I recently used Hillfort Law Firm when purchasing a property and could not have been happier with the service received. Initially, I was hesitant to use a firm not local to the property but I really believe that Hillfort and Adam Muldoon in particular made a real difference for quick completion and covering all risks ensuring that the property was a sound purchase. I will definitely use Adam again for any future property sales.
I would not hesitate to recommend Hillfort Law they were great. Kept me updated regularly, was easy to contact and pushed to get my purchase through quickly. Special thanks to Adam who handled the conveyancing he was fantastic throughout the process.
Outstanding service and incredibly fast turnaround by these guys in order to secure our house purchase. Simply amazing.
I have used Hillfort Law Firm on several occasions, and they have proved to be very reliable. The conveyancing for my most recent property has been very challenging due to the lease, freeholder and management company. Hillfort Law has been very professional and helpful in communication with the various third parties. I wouldn’t hesitate to use them for any future conveyancing requirements.
Was recommended to Hillfort Law Firm by my estate agent and I was not in any way disappointed. One of the first solicitors that have rung me back when they said they would, kept me informed every step of the way, was on top of the necessary steps needed to sell my old and buy my new house and genuinely looked after my interests. On top of this Adam was a pleasure to speak to. I don't intend to move again but without a doubt would go to Hillfort for legal advice.
I have been using the services of Hillfort Law Firm for many years for the majority of my conveyancing requirements. Their services have proved to be professional, efficient, responsive and cost-effective. I would not hesitate in recommending their services.
To discuss your conveyancing requirements, or, to enquire about our conveyancing services, request a callback for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Hillfort Law Firm Conveyancing FAQs
Does Hillfort Law Firm employ qualified lawyers?
Absolutely. Adam Muldoon is a fully qualified and CLC-authenticated lawyer with many years of experience in dealing with conveyancing and other legal affairs. For property buyers and sellers, specialist lawyers are needed to streamline the conveyancing process. Our prices are clear and consistent across the board, with no hidden fees or sudden changes to worry about. We have experience working on contracts for various property types.
Is Hillfort Law Firm independent?
Yes, Hillfort is a completely independent business owned and operated by Adam Muldoon. Having pursued his ambition of running an independent law firm since he obtained his law degree, Hillfort is Adam’s passion. We believe that the personalised touch of a small, independent law firm can often provide a much more efficient and amicable service than a bloated, over-managed corporation.
When is Hillfort Law Firm open?
Hillfort Law Firm is open for business on weekdays, from 09:00 and closing at 17:00. For a swift response, please contact us via phone or email to arrange a consultation during these business hours from Monday to Friday. If you need to send us a message over the weekend, we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as we open again on the following Monday. Our address is 7A Queen Street, Ipswich, so feel free to pay us an in-person visit when we are open.
What do conveyancing fees include?
On top of the standard initial fee, the list of additional checking fees for property conveyancing often includes:
ID checking fees
Money-laundering checking fees
Bankruptcy checking fees
Property fraud checking fees
Stamp Duty Land Tax calculation fees
Title deed copy fees
Land Registration service fees
Leasehold Deed of Covenant fees
Difference between conveyancing solicitors and licensed conveyancers?
When it comes to conveyancing the two are very similar. The main difference being their regulatory bodies. All solicitors practising in England and Wales must be registered with the Law Society and are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). Licensed Conveyancers, on the other hand, are also regulated, but by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC).
What are fixed price conveyancing fees?
Property conveyancing fees that do not change upon being agreed upon are referred to as fixed fees. Your law firm will provide a quote for their service, which you will subsequently be allowed to discuss and negotiate until an agreement is reached. From that point forward, you will have a permanent payment deal, which should provide some peace of mind for the future.
Are conveyancing fees negotiable?
Yes, conveyancing fees can be negotiated with your lawyer – in fact, they are often the only negotiable fees in a property transfer transaction. However, once they are agreed, they remain fixed and unchanging for the duration of their professional relationship with you. This is certainly true when you sign up with Hillfort!
When are conveyancing fees due?
While the times for interim payments for accompanying services like identity checks and general searches can be negotiated with your lawyer on a case-by-case basis, the final conveyancing fees will usually be due immediately after the property has been officially sold.
How long does property conveyancing take?
For all conveyancing services, we aim for a speedy turnaround of 6-8 weeks for all checks and transferences to be completed. We are able to achieve such swift completion times since, unlike some larger law firms, we do not overextend our services to too many customers at once. Our focus always remains narrowed to our current clients.
Where do your conveyancing lawyers operate?
Our main office is based in Ipswich although we do provide our legal services for customers nationwide.
What do conveyancing fees include?
These are the legal costs that arise during property buying and selling processes. At Hillfort, we refuse to conceal or obfuscate these fees – they will always be shown to you straight away, in plain black-and-white print. With us, you will never have to worry about annoying hidden fees springing up from nowhere.
- Identification checks
- Money-laundering checks
- Bankruptcy checks
- Property fraud checks
- General searches
- SDLT (Stamp Duty Land Tax) calculations
- Title deed copies
- Land Registration services
- Leasehold Deed of Covenant