Residential Conveyancing

Moving house can be difficult but we try to make your move easier. Our proactive residential property conveyancers aim to reduce your stresses by efficiently handling the conveyancing process and providing an excellent level of service.

We were one of the first practices in the country to secure membership of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which is the mark of quality for the home buying process.

Our specialists can help you:

Buy or sell your property, whether it is freehold or leasehold.

Purchase the freehold of your house

Extend the lease of you apartment or maisonette

Remortgage your property

Enter into an option agreement with a developer

Email our residential conveyancing team
Call 0121 705 7571 or email our Conveyancing Team

We are here to answer these types of questions:

Do you deal with leaseholds?

Do you deal with lease extensions?

Will I have to pay higher rate stamp duty?

Is your fee fixed?

Who's available to help?

Tim Langford LLB (Hons)

Head of Residential Property Department

Tim understands that moving house can be difficult and takes a proactive approach to reduce his clients’ anxiety by efficiently handling the conveyancing process. Tim is very pleased that the firm’s high quality of service was recognised when we became one of the first practices in the country to secure membership to the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS), which is the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

Tim also has considerable experience in dealing with lease extensions for both landlords and tenants as well as acting for clients who wish to sell or purchase land for development.

Tim started his training with Wallace Robinson & Morgan in 1990, qualifying as a Solicitor in 1992. He has been a partner since 1996 and is now a director of the firm and head of the Residential Property Department.

When not at work he enjoys watching all sports and spending time with his family.

He plays league tennis at the local gym, reluctantly accepting he’s not going to be turning pro.

He enjoys live comedy by both going to gigs and being a season ticket holder at Birmingham City!

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Michelle Layton LLB (Hons)

Licensed Conveyancer - Associate - Residential Conveyancing Department

Michelle specialises in residential conveyancing, taking pride in her work and knows how stressful moving home can be. She does everything in her power to make the moving process as easy as possible.

Michelle is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS). Michelle qualified as a Licenced Conveyancer in 2008 and after many years’ experience in conveyancing with other legal firms in the West Midlands area, she joined Wallace Robinson & Morgan in July 2016.

Michelle enjoys sports and in particular running, and has participated in several half marathons and some full marathons. She also enjoys travelling, going to the cinema and socialising with family and friends.
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Katherine Stratton LLB (Hons) LLM

Solicitor - Associate - Commercial Property Department

Specialities: Commercial Property and Residential Property.

Katherine has experience in a broad array of property disciplines and spends her working day dealing with all aspects of commercial property work including acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant and secured lending. Alongside this she deals with all things relating to residential property including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, re-mortgages and lease extensions.

Katherine undertook her training contract at a Bournemouth firm having graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 Law degree and achieved a Distinction in her LPC and Masters at the University of Law in Birmingham. She then qualified into commercial property in August 2019 having had over 4 years property experience.

Away from work she is a keen albeit slow runner and enjoys being outdoors as much as possible to appreciate the hidden Birmingham beauty spots.

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Sarah Kelly LLB (Hons) LLM

Solicitor - Commercial Property Department

Specialities: Commercial Property

Sarah is a qualified solicitor working in the Commercial Department. She deals with numerous aspects of commercial property work on a day to day basis which includes drafting and reviewing various documents such as leases, licences, deeds and more, undertaking searches, dealing with third parties such as lenders and reporting to clients. Sarah has recently started to deal with company matters such as the dissolution of partnerships and the sale and purchase of companies acting for both the buyer and seller.

Sarah also deals with all aspects of residential property work including freehold and leasehold sales, purchases, transfers and re-mortgages.

Sarah also occasionally drafts Wills and has dealt with the administration of several estates in Probate.

Sarah graduated from Coventry University with a 2:1 Law Degree and joined WRM in June 2017 as a paralegal in the Plot Sales Team. She began her training contract in September 2018 and whilst training gained experience in the Residential Property Department, the Family Department and the Commercial Property Department. Sarah achieved a Distinction in her LPC and Maters at the University of Law in Birmingham and qualified into the Commercial Property Department in September 2020.

Outside of work Sarah enjoys spending time with her young son and partner, and enjoys socialising with friends. She also enjoys travelling and has been fortunate enough to travel to many different countries around the world experiencing varied cultures, something she wants her son to experience in the future.

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Heidi Ryder

Paralegal

Specialities: Residential Conveyancing

Heidi started at Wallace Robinson in 2004 as a Legal Secretary and is now a Paralegal within the Residential Property Department. 

She gained considerable experience and knowledge in supporting the Residential Property team as a Legal Secretary. As she was keen to develop her career in conveyancing, Heidi started her training to become a Legal Executive in 2015. She is currently working towards the Level 3 Professional Diploma in Law and Practice with the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx), and will then complete her studies with the Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law & Practice. 

She provides paralegal assistance to one of the Senior Partners and manages a freehold portfolio of sales. Heidi supports the other members of the firm’s Residential Property Department when required.

Heidi enjoys keeping fit and goes to the gym, when she is not studying and looking after a busy family life! She regularly takes part in Race for Life for Cancer Research and tries to take part in a charity event each year. She enjoys going to the cinema, spending time with family and socialising with friends.
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Parris Ball LLB (Hons)

Trainee Solicitor

Specialities: Residential and Development work

Parris started at Wallace Robinson in September 2020 as a Paralegal in our busy Plot Sales Team helping a large developer client in the sale of city apartments and houses from reservation through to completion and is now a Trainee in our Residential Conveyancing Department.

Parris graduated from the University of Law with a 1st Class degree in July 2020. Outside of work, Parris enjoys flying around the UK with her boyfriend who holds a private pilot licence. She also enjoys socialising with friends and family as well as getting stuck into a good TV series.

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