Buying a House

Rated Number 1 in Oxfordshire for house moves!

“I cannot recommend Tina’s services highly enough. I recently bought a property at auction which required completion within 20 days. Despite this enormously challenging time-frame, Tina provided an extraordinarily quick and professional service whilst also managing (somehow) to provide a calming influence on my slightly frayed nerves.”

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Expert conveyancing advice

Our expert team is here to make the house buying process as seamless and stress-free as possible. Our top rated team approach each new instruction with positivity, pragmatism and jargon-free advice.

While the process of moving house is renowned for being subject to uncertainty and delays, our team will act as quickly as possible to get the legal checks completed, the finances arranged, contracts exchanged, and the keys in your hand. Due to our skill and expertise, our clients consistently reward us with 5-star reviews. Learn about how we’re making a difference with every house move you make.

New build homes

If you are buying a brand new home, it’s important to have a solicitor with the right expertise and experience.

We advise that you seek expert help as soon as you reserve a new build property. Many house builders will want buyers to exchange contracts early in the process. By instructing highly experienced new build conveyancing experts, you will know your house move is in safe hands.

Downsizing for retirement

If you have decided to sell your property and downsize, our private client and residential property solicitors are here to help. Using their combined expertise, you will benefit from a full service experience, ensuring you are protected and ready to efficiently approach the downsizing process.

Our experts will support you in buying your new home, as well as selling your current one, and provide any lifetime planning support you require following your downsizing.

Cohabitation agreements & moving in together

More people than ever are living or buying a home with a partner without being married. It’s important to understand cohabiting couples do not enjoy the same legal rights and protection as their married counterparts and this can cause issues if the relationship breaks down.

Care must be taken to put the right legal documentation in place as contrary to popular belief, you don’t gain rights to property just by living with someone. Failing to do so could leave you vulnerable should you break up or your partner dies without a will.

Seek expert advice

Seeking expert legal advice upon purchasing or living together as a cohabiting couple will help protect you both. By legally recording the division of property and contents upfront, you are safeguarding yourself should the worst happen. If you do find yourself in a cohabitation dispute regarding a shared property, it can be complex and stressful to resolve.

Our expert team is here to help with sensitive, empathetic and straightforward legal advice.

Has it been a while?

Maybe it’s been a few years since you’ve bought a new home, or perhaps you’re a first time buyer in England, and you want to know how a solicitor will help you throughout the process?

If so, this short video explains what the solicitors do when you buy or sell your home…

Our Specialists

Our buying a house experts

Uzma Archer

Senior Conveyancer

Maniba Zafar

Legal Assistant

Ann McConville, Legal Assistant at Hedges Law

Ann McConville

Conveyancing Executive

Tina Pettinger, Property Solicitor at Hedges Law

Tina Pettinger

Senior Associate

Helen Spencer

Trainee Solicitor

Property advice pricing

We understand the importance of having clear information and transparency about the cost of your legal advice.

Details of our pricing will always be provided from the outset and once our team has an understanding of your legal needs, you will receive a detailed summary of the expected cost, as well as any payment options available. Please contact us to find out more.

Get in touch

For any questions regarding purchasing property or cohabitation disputes
please call 01865 594265 or email us at,
for a friendly, no-obligation discussion