Residential Conveyancing

Your home is probably your most expensive asset and whatever the prevailing economic climate, planning a move is a stressful event. Our friendly and efficient team of residential conveyancers will ensure your transaction runs smoothly and quickly.

One of our greatest strengths is our local knowledge; between them, our conveyancing team not only know the area and the market intimately but are also well experienced in investigating particular Cornish property issues such as the mining legacy, flood risks and mooring rights.

We can help with all legal aspects of buying and selling your home. Our longstanding relationships with local estate agents, valuers and surveyors enable us to speed the process along efficiently. Using the latest conveyancing software, we can record, track and manage every stage of your transaction – quickly identifying and dealing with any potential problems.

Your case will, as far as possible, be handled by one person from start to finish who will be available by direct telephone line, fax or email to discuss progress.

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On the 19th July 2011, Hine Downing was accredited under the new Law Society Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).  We were the seventh firm in Cornwall to be accredited.

CQS is designed to provide clients with reassurance about their solicitor’s integrity, practice standards and professionalism.  Complying with CQS will help Hine Downing provide a more effective service for our clients.

Peter Stonehouse partner and head of residential at Hine Downing

Peter Stonehouse

Partner and Head of Residential

Peter is a highly-skilled solicitor with a detailed understanding of the local residential property market and a broad experience in handling transactions of all sizes.

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Louise Eslick

Chartered Legal Executive

Louise is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (FILEX) and brings to the Conveyancing team a 30-year-strong track record in residential legal work across Cornwall.

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Donna Dickinson

Conveyancing Executive

Donna has been supporting Hine Downing’s Conveyancing team for fifteen years and has trained and worked her way through from legal secretary to Paralegal to Conveyancing Executive

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Karen Wright


Karen joined Hine Downing in 2016 and is a Solicitor in our Residential Department. She has a wealth of experience and deals with all aspects of residential property transactions.

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Jenna Roe


Jenna joined Hine Downing in 2017 and deals with all aspects of Residential and Commercial property transactions.

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