Residential Property

Make your move

BWH Legal can help you through the process of buying and selling houses and flats, as well as other related residential property matters.

Moving can be a stressful process and our aim is to provide you with a smooth and calm service throughout the process. We have prepared information sheets on the process, which can be accessed here, to help simplify the process for you.

Our Residential Property department is headed by Nigel Walter, who has over 30 years’ residential conveyancing experience, so you can be assured of receiving industry-leading advice at all times.

When we act for you, you will be given a direct email address for your Conveyancer so you’ll always be able to contact us. We can also be reached by letter and telephone. This makes a real difference when it comes to overcoming obstacles and ensuring the best result.

Whether you are buying your first home, your forever home or an investment Property our Conveyancers will help you make it a reality – anywhere in England and Wales. Our no-obligation Conveyancing Fees estimate includes any applicable stamp duty, land registry fees and other charges. We’ll also send you information sheets that are relevant to your particular transaction. By knowing the probable legal costs, you’ll be better able to plan your move

If you have already received a conveyancing estimate and wish to instruct us, email us at and put ‘I would like to instruct’ to the subject line.

Nigel Walter

Residential Property

Tel: 01235 430958

Nigel Walter - Licensed Conveyancer

Nigel Walter has been involved in Residential Conveyancing since 1985

He started his career with a High Street practice based in Reading, Berkshire. Following in-house training and greater experience, he moved to that firm’s Wokingham Office in 1987 where he continued to represent his own clients and where he gained experience in the running of a branch office. He moved from this firm in 1989 to join another practice where he continued in conveyancing, gaining valuable experience in representing a Company Relocation agency. He also took a leading role in the creation and implementation of a computerised conveyancing system.

In 1996 Nigel readily accepted the invitation to re-join his first employer, Barrett & Co Solicitors, to establish a conveyancing department within that firm's South Oxfordshire Office, which he did successfully. He moved back to their Reading Office in September 2012, following a reorganisation of the firm, where he continued to serve the South Oxfordshire area.

From 2012 Nigel spent part of his time qualifying to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

In 2017 Nigel set up, with two former colleagues, BWH Legal and opened that firm’s Office in Blewbury, primarily serving the Didcot area.

During his career, he has been responsible for the running of several Residential Conveyancing departments and taken a leading role in the creation and implementation of computerised conveyancing systems. Nigel provides a realistic, professional and caring service to his clients during an often stressful time in their lives.

If you are looking to start your climb on the property ladder or are already on the ladder but considering a move, please get in touch with Nigel on 01235 430958 or and he will be happy to assist you.

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Residential Conveyancing Estimate

How long will it take?

The time taken to complete any legal matter can vary a great deal and is often dependent on other parties. If there are no significant delays, a conveyancing transaction usually takes between 8 and 12 weeks. A straight forward probate administration takes about 12 months. You should be told at the outset how long your matter is likely to take and be kept updated regularly on any changes.

Further information can be found on the ‘Consumers’ section of the CLC website

Further information about the sale process can be found here

Further information about the purchase process can be found here