Residential Property

In every survey of ‘life’s most stressful events’, moving house comes out near the top. Our Residential Property team is here to help make the whole process of buying and selling as swift, smooth and painless as possible.

We act for buyers and sellers (in practice,  you are often both at the same time) across the whole residential property spectrum, including remortgaging, buy-to-let, freehold and leasehold. We also have specialist expertise in rural properties, which can involve complexities  such as private roads and drainage, rights of way and common land.

Whatever  you are buying or selling,  you will have the peace of mind that comes from working with members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which sets the highest professional standards for conveyancing and service.

To discuss a forthcoming sale or purchase, or any aspect of residential property, please contact us.

Rosie … a very lovely lady, most kind and helpful. Thank you so much for your understanding

I have used MacDonald Oates since 1959 and have been happy to do so.

Very impressed by Melissa’s professionalism and efficient and would have no hesitation in recommending her services.

Jill has been absolutely amazing and we can’t thank her enough. Her professional, warm and kind approach has been invaluable.

Once again a fantastic experience of conveyancing. Rosie is always leading the sale and keeping other parties in check! A huge thank you!

It was an absolute pleasure dealing with Karl. He was excellent in every regard and I couldn’t be happier with the whole service. Thank you

Karl was very easy to work with and made the process of selling and buying a house an almost pleasurable process! Highley recommend

Impressive service – more of the same please

Sarah was a most exemplary professional, who we cant speak more highly of. Response to any queries was super fast.

Excellent service throughout Sarah was always very helpful

Melissa was fantastic at what ended up as a quite a minefield. She handled it very well

I would like to strongly comment Mr Karl Smith for his faultless service provided during our rather complicated house move. He was always readily available and had a complete grasp of all the detail when required. His manner was friendly yet respectful and my wife and I had complete confidence in his advice and much enjoyed his company.

Sarah Harris made the complicated seem easy. First class in every respect.

I would just like to say we received a truly professional service from Rosie and all the other people in the company we can into contact with.

Jill was extremely calm. Professional and friendly throughout. Thank you

The service I received from Karl was excellent. He went above and beyond to help me through the process of selling and buying my homes and was with me every step of the way. Thank you.

Sarah … we wouldn’t have got here without your diplomacy, problem solving and first class communication it has been such a pleasure working together, we will have no hesitation in recommending you where we can to new clients

Melissa was professional and very thorough…Thank you for your support

Brilliant service as always. Many thanks.

Karl is the most efficient professional and friendly solicitor I have met – highly recommended

Just keep on doing what your doing – a highly professional service which manages at the same time to be relaxed and friendly – an excellent combination.

I dealt with Jill at the Petersfield Office. She is a real credit to your firm and I can’t sing her praises highly enough

I couldn’t be happier with the service Sarah provided. Thank you very much, you made the purchase of my first house a nice experience and I am for ever grateful.

Our People

Daniel Drummond Solicitor
Melissa Hackett Associate Solicitor
Sarah Harris Solicitor
Sarah Rowden Associate Solicitor
Karl Smith Partner, Head of Residential Property and Head of Client Service
Rosie Taylor Associate Solicitor
Jill Williams Chartered Legal Executive