Residential Property

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Residential Property

Our Residential Property Team can assist in all aspects of residential property matters and offers a thorough conveyancing service to buyers and sellers.


Maples can offer a full service relating to all aspects of property including Conveyancing services for buyers and sellers, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Our Approach

We appreciate that transactions involving property can be complex but often need to be completed promptly.  We aim to work for you as quickly and efficiently as possible in the hope that we can guide you through the legal process in a straightforward fashion.

Our Residential Team is highly experienced and at every stage of the transaction your matter will be dealt with by a Partner with over 20 years experience.

Our Conveyancing Team has excellent working relationships with Estate Agents and other professionals and you can rely on us to give you expert and impartial advice on the full range of issues arising from your home move or re-mortgage.


We will be happy to quote a fixed fee and explain any other legal charges such as search fees.

Proof of Funds

In order to comply with our regulatory obligations, we are required to obtain from you proof of funds whether that be for your deposit or as a cash buyer. Proving your source of funds for your target property is the most important task in the conveyancing process, without which, your purchase cannot proceed. There are large sums of money changing hands in the conveyancing sector making this an area of law heavily attacked by fraudsters.

We cannot by law proceed without knowing the source of your funds. This is to limit the potential for fraud, protecting the solicitor, the legal sector and most importantly, the buyer. For sellers who unknowingly receive the proceeds of crime, the risk is also high given that those funds could be seized at any time, leaving them without the property or the proceeds thereof.

The challenge for you as the buyer, is that solicitors have varying protocols in respect of Anti-Money Laundering Checks regarding proving the source of your funds. Please understand that we have to do these checks in order to receive the money and as that you work with us, providing as much information as possible.

We use a company called Armalytix to conduct your digital source of funds and account verification check, as we believe this is the safest, most efficient way for you to satisfy this step of the purchase process. This will save you the time and effort that it would usually take, collating bank statements manually and give you the peace of mind that you don't have to email them to us. The charge for this service is £18.00 per person (including VAT).

Here to Help

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna is a Licensed Conveyancer and Chartered Legal Executive, with extensive experience in helping our clients when it comes to buying and selling their homes.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

Laura Day

Laura is a Graduate Paralegal who assists the Residential department.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

Lucy Mills

Lucy is a Graduate Paralegal who assists the Residential department.

Telephone 01775 722261 or Email:

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Coffee Morning and Pop-Up Clinic

Join us at Crowland Youth Building (behind Abbeyview Surgery), Thorney Road on Friday 14th July between 10am and 12pm for a free coffee morning and pop-up clinic to talk about Wills, Powers of Attorney and financial planning for Care Homes.

If you cannot join us for the coffee morning, please contact one of our lawyers in the Wills and Probate Department to discuss a home visit.

Or telephone the office 01775 722261 and ask to speak with one of the team.

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Jamie Dobbs FCILEx

"I should like to take this opportunity to express my very sincere and grateful thanks for Jamie's unfailing helpfulness and efficiency in all aspects of the handling of my late stepmother's estate. Jamie have always replied to my (many!) queries promptly and comprehensively which has been a enormous help throughout what I know can be a fraught and stressful process. Sadly, it is increasingly rare these days to experience the highs standards of service that Jamie has provided."

Gemma Mayer LLB

"I would highly recommend Maples Solicitors, especially Gemma Mayer, for any conveyancing work. The level of support and professionalism was excellent at all times. I also felt if I needed to ask or clarify anything that it was not an issue. Buying and selling a house is stressful enough, but Gemma helped me through it step by step."

Anita Toal LLB BA

"I think you are brilliant. You can use my comments above. You are efficient, friendly and quite clearly very good at what you do. Mainly you don’t leave people hanging around too long for." "So easy to talk to her and she understood what I wanted. She put me at ease and I cant thank her enough"

James Turner BA

James Turner was extremely helpful with our buying process. Everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the level of professionalism demonstrated by the office. Highly recommended solicitors. Will definitely do business with them again.

Daven Naghen LLB

"Daven provided an excellent service, from attending the first interview with me to the final court appearance. He filled me full of confidence that he would defend me to which he did and come out with an excellent outcome in view of my position that I had put myself in."

Faye Blair LLB

Faye was excellent, sensitive and acted very well to the time constraints we faced. Great service and dealt with compassion at such sad times made the process less painful very professional.

Jamie Dobbs GCILEx

Over the last forty years I have cause to deal with many law firms both in a personal and professional capacity, including some ‘top’ London Companies. In all of those dealings I have never found anyone as proactive and so willing to offer help and advice as Jamie Dobbs. During the last two years Jamie guided my parents through the completion of Lasting Powers of Attorney. Helped myself with the use of the LPA and recently dealing with Probate and Estate Administration following their death.

Mike Pepper MA

Mike Pepper gave us excellent advice. He was always most helpful and accommodating giving lucid explanations every step of the way. Thank you Mike.

Donna Sandison FCILEx

Donna has been helpful and professional every step of the way during the process. Always on hand to answer any queries and totally professional and friendly at all times.