Conveyancing is our business

Goodchild, Vizard & Smart can provide you with a high-quality, convenient and competitively-priced conveyancing service. Call us today for an estimate and find out how we can make buying, selling or re-mortgaging hassle free.

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Goodchild Vizard & Smart were one of the first Licensed Conveyancing practices to set up in business following the ending of the Solicitors’ monopoly on conveyancing services and we have been dealing with all kinds of property transactions since 1987. We specialise in the legal transfer and mortgage of all types of property whether freehold or leasehold and investment to include sales, purchases, transfer of equity, re-mortgages and leases.

We are on the panel of the major banks and Building Societies and are therefore able to deal with mortgages to those lenders at no extra charge and you will receive an efficient, friendly and personal service throughout at an affordable price.

At Goodchild Vizard & Smart our goal is to provide you with a courteous, efficient and professional service of the highest calibre. We have built our reputation based on being friendly and approachable rather than distant and remote. Most importantly you, the client, receive independent legal advice throughout the transaction.

Licensed Conveyancers - the Facts

The new profession was created by the Administration of Justice Act 1985. A Licensed Conveyancer is a specialist property lawyer, someone who is trained and qualified in all aspects of the law dealing with property.

All Licensed Conveyancers have to pass examinations and prove competence in this area. Licenses are issued by the Council for Licensed Conveyancers for those who qualify under the regulations strictly laid down by the Council and this firm is fully backed by professional indemnity insurance.

Our team

James Tricker


James joined the firm in September 2000 having worked at a locally based firm of solicitors since the mid 1980’s where he gained extensive experience and also qualified in the 1990’s both as a Legal Executive and a Licensed Conveyancer. He became a partner in the firm in 2007 and has dealt extensively over the years in all  residential conveyancing matters.

Michelle Denton 
(Licensed Conveyancer )


Michelle started her career at a local law firm as an office junior in 1998 and progressed to a legal secretary, trainee Conveyancer and in 2009 qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer through the Council for Licensed Conveyancers.  Michelle joined Goodchild Vizard and Smart in November 2013 and deals with all aspects of residential conveyancing. 

An efficient, friendly and personal service

Buying and Selling Property

Our lawyers offer legal expertise, practical advice, support and local knowledge.  You will be appointed a dedicated lawyer during your transaction.
We will communicate with you by telephone, email or post, whichever is most convenient for you.

Services we offer

Residential Property

All sales and purchases within England & Wales.

Legal Transfer & Mortgage

All types of property whether it's Freehold or Leasehold.

Transfer of Equity

Shares in property whether or not subject to mortgage.


Any property to Banks or Building Societies, including Equity Release.


We are happy to check over contract paperwork prior to an auction and deal with all aspects of the transaction post-auction. 

Exchange of Properties

Exchanging houses with or without payment of money.

Purchase & Sale of Building Plots

All legal documents prepared.

Rights to Buy

These allow Council tenants to purchase their home at a discount and we deal with the legal work once you have made your application.

Shared Ownership

This is a cross between buying and renting to get on the housing ladder.  You own a share and rent the part you do not own. 

Help to Buy

Allowing you to only need a 5% deposit and the government will lend you up to 20% as an equity loan.  Must be purchased through a registered Help to Buy builder.  

Complaints Procedure

If you are unhappy and wish to make a complaint, please find a copy of our complaint’s procedure here.  

Conveyancing Quote

For a conveyancing quote please fill out and submit the form below. Once received and processed one of our conveyancing team will contact you.

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Selling Property Details

Is there a mortgage on the property you are selling?



Is the property Freehold or Leasehold?

Freehold         Leasehold  

Buying Property Details

Is a mortgage required?



Is the property Freehold or Leasehold?

Freehold         Leasehold  

How to find us

Goodchild, Vizard & Smart is ideally located in Northampton town centre on Hazelwood Road. Contact us today - we'll be happy to discuss your conveyancing requirements.


Tel: 01604 232882

Fax: 01604 631239