Ann Hines

Executive Conveyancer - Residential Conveyancing

What do you do?

I have been a residential conveyancer since 1985 and I take my clients through the process of buying and selling or letting and renting residential properties.

Why do your clients like working with you?

I am approachable and friendly and I have a wealth of experience in residential property work. Property transactions are rarely straightforward, but I make a point of reassuring my clients and keeping them calm when matters experience those inevitable twists and turns.

Why do you love your job?

I get to meet clients of all ages and from all walks of life and, since 1985, I have acted for thousands of people. Some of my clients come to me directly from local agents and others are recommended by people for whom I have acted in the past. A house quickly becomes a home and I love being able to turn my clients’ dreams into reality.

  • The stressful process of selling a property was eased by Ann Hines, who acted as my conveyancer. She is incredibly professional and was easily contactable - responding to all of my many email enquiries promptly and efficiently. She kept me informed of the progress of my sale throughout. I would not hesitate to recommend her or to have her act on my behalf again. Thank you Ann.

    C.Decelis.

     

     

  • We were given Ann Hines details by Abode Estate Agents. It was very easy for contact.

  • Ann has very often had to take on tasks that other parties' (less experienced or quite frankly, incompetent) lawyers should have done, simply to get things over the line. If you want an easily-accessible, knowledgeable, pragmatic and proactive conveyancer - choose Ann Hines. We could not recommend Ann Hines more highly and she will be the first conveyancer we call should we ever have the stomach to move house again!!

  • When considering a law firm, please do not just consider the fees, but also consider the person that will have day-to-day responsibility for your transaction, how accessible they are and how much experience they have. In a very weak property market, you do not need the added stress of a shoddy law firm. Ann is a highly experienced conveyancer who knows property law inside out.

  • If we could give 6 stars out of 5, we would. We have used Huggins on two property transactions and each time, our conveyancer has been Ann Hines and we are so thankful for Ann. Ann has, quite literally, been the lead conveyancer and a key reason for the property transaction going ahead. There have been times when the transaction was stalling or looked like it would collapse due to incompetence from other parties' lawyers and Ann has been in control and pushing matters forward.

  • Ann Hines was the best conveyancer I’ve ever used – conscientious helpful and gave great advice.

  • Ann was extremely helpful and a pleasure to work with. She was quick and efficient and always kept us informed she took away the stress and anxiety of what is definitely a stressful time. We would certainly use Ann again if we need to. We found Ann and the Company to be really helpful and would certainly have no hesitation in using the Company again for other matters.

  • Thank you Ann. One more week then its a new chapter in our lives. I would happily recommended you, you are encouraging, motivating and efficient. First class service.

  • Ann Hines acted for me on the sale and purchase of a home - and she was excellent. Any questions I had were answered promptly and the whole process was stress free and efficient. I would not hesitate to recommend Ann Hines to anyone in need of a conveyancer.

    Mr S.C.
  • Ann Hines and her team have served us very well across a number of property transactions over many years. The latest in the past few weeks was the usual great example of high levels of competency and efficiency. I would recommend them without hesitation.

    Mr P.C.
  • Yet again Ann Hines has guided us successfully through another purchase, on this occasion for my 94-year-old mother in law. Her conveyancing and communication skills are excellent in what can be a very stressful process. Thanks Ann and team!.

    D.O'Leary.
  • Ann Hines recently handled the sale and purchase of 2 properties for us and she could not have been more helpful and knowledgeable. She was very quick to respond to emails from all parties and actively progressed our case. We would highly recommend Ann and gladly come back to her in the future..

    H.Smith.
  • Ann Hines recently assisted us on the purchase of our first home. It is safe to say she was brilliant, she handled everything and was always on hand if we needed anything or had any questions. We had an accelerated timeframe to buy the property and it would have not been possible without Ann as she drove the process from start to finish on all sides. Thanks to her we were able to complete within 7 weeks of first viewing the property!!.

    L.Lombardo.

     

  • This is the 3rd time I have used Huggins Law and I have always had a good experience, Joyce Owusu Afari, Vishal Amin and Ann Hines have always been easy to communicate with and it does feel like you have someone on your side, fighting your corner when things go askew. Always willing to recommend to anyone who will listen..

    A Duru
  • I have regularly used Ann Hines for over 20 years. During that time, without exception, I have found her to be extremely competent and efficient. She always promptly replies to my emails, returns my calls and always keeps me informed. I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending her. Thank you Ann!.

    A.Qayyum.
  • We have used this firm for our purchase and sale of 2 properties and found Ann Hines to be extremely efficient and helpful. She navigated us through a first time buy, and replied promptly to enquiries. We would highly recommend her and her colleagues.

    E.Vaughan.
  • Ann Hines was extremely friendly, helpful and professional in dealing with the conveyancing of our recent house move. Nothing was too much trouble for her and it was clear throughout that she had our best interests at heart in everything she did on our behalf. I would have no hesitation in appointing Ann again in the future and would recommend her to anyone looking for conveyancing services..

    I.Smith.
  • I can't recommend Ann Hines enough! She has been brilliant; she dealt with the sale of our old house and the purchase of our new house. The whole process dragged out over 9 months in the end (nothing to do with Ann) and she was patient and attentive throughout.

    J.Whittaker.
  • Ann Hines was a great asset for us throughout our buying process. Ann's experience, knowledge, professionalism, guidance, patience, responsiveness and ease to work with shone throughout. We are very grateful we had Ann on our side and wouldn't hesitate to recommend her.

    J.Anderson.

     

  • We just went through a complicated property purchase. The other solicitors were difficult to deal with and non communicative. Ann Hines kept a cool head and gave us excellent advice which resulted in all the transactions being completed on time. I will always use Ann for my property transactions. Thank you again Ann for excellent knowledge and service.

    M.McHale.

     

  • Ann Hines provided us with an exceptional level of service when we were buying our first home. She kept us up to date as soon as there were any developments and was always easily reachable for any queries we had. The whole process took us a month and a half which was much quicker than we anticipated and a lot of this we owe to Ann. Thank you.

    D.Mladenov.

     

     

  • Ann Hines and the team from Huggins Lewis Foskett were brilliant and the service we received was great from start to finish. Our house move was a long and painful experience (5 different chains in total) however the legal service and advice we received from Ann was always first class. I would recommend Ann anytime. Thank you so so much for all your help.

    D.Carlsson.

     

     

  • Ann Hines has been a TOTAL STAR for me and my wife these last few years, She has handled over 5 sales and purchases now (including some weird ones and also urgent ones). She is professional and helpful and goes above and beyond what you would expect anyone else to do. Can not recommend her strongly enough (and have put our kids in contact with her too for their sales/purchase) - please never retire!.

    UK Carl.

     

     

  • Ann Hines was the solicitor for the purchase of my property - I cannot recommend her enough! She is extremely helpful and was great at explaining the process to me as a first time buyer. Her communication and response times are impeccable and made the process so easy for me. Thank you Ann!

    E.Perry.

     

     

  • We have just used Ann Hines for a Purchase and Remortgage. She is amazing! I went to Ann after seeing the referrals on the local Facebook group and was not disappointed! Ann goes above and beyond a normal level of service expected and totally exceeds even the high expectations I had. She responds quickly to queries and leaves you feeling reassured that everything is in good hands; which it is. I can't recommend Ann enough.

    C.McClelland.

     

     

  • We have used Ann Hines for one sale and one purchase. We sold a property in London and then moved to Bristol and subsequently found a property to buy there. We sought quotes from local firms but Ann was more competitive and we knew the level of service would be good. Ann is always on the ball and has excellent attention to detail. If there are delays in the process you can be confident they won't be down to her.

    S.Suzanne.

     

     

  • Anne Hines is a consummate professional. My thanks to her and the team for the way they conducted themselves with the legal process of selling our house

    M.Grainger.

     

     

  • Ann was fantastic! We faced a lot of challenges especially purchasing a house during a pandemic. She was reliable, prompt and made the entire process much easier. Thank you so much Ann!

    Abiram.

     

     

  • We instructed Ann Hines for our sale and purchase. I would highly recommend Ann. Ann is professional, personable and above all experienced. It was a pleasure to deal with Ann and I am certain that the sale and purchase was a lot less stressful because of her.

    N.Eyre.

     

     

  • I used Ann Hines for the purchase of my first home. I would absolutely recommend her. She was always on hand to help explain through the processes, which was especially helpful being a first time buyer. She’s very quick at responding to queries and overall made the process a lot less stressful. I would definitely use her again.

    Ross.

     

     

  • Ann's diligence, communication and response times were far beyond our expectations. We now have a completion date on our new property that is so much earlier than we could have originally hoped for. This is how you always hope a property purchase will go, but so rarely see.

    G.Brooks.

     

     

  • Ann helped us buy our flat and worked tirelessly to make it happen in the context of significant delays. She was very thorough and responsive and inspired confidence at every step. I would recommend Ann without hesitation.

    R.Khan.

     

     

  • I have used Ann Hines for two property purchases now. She is experienced, knowledgeable, responsive, diligent, and calm. Everyone at Huggins Lewis Foskett is approachable and friendly. I'd highly recommend their services.

    D.Kealey.

     

     

  • Ann Hines and her team are everything you could want in a conveyancer, experienced, knowledgeable, diligent, friendly, approachable, and calm. Ann has just completed a purchase for me in around 10 weeks ( and that includes the Christmas break!), she addressed a couple of items that had not been tied up by an internet conveyancing company when this property was previously sold. I recommend Ann to all our friends and family; I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone. Lastly, internet companies can be cheaper and you might be lucky enough to get one that does the job right, in my experience, for a possible saving of a few hundred pounds on what is a very big financial commitment, it’s not worth the risk.

    J.McKenzie.

     

     

  • We have dealt with Ann on four different property matters now and each time Ann has not let us down. She is professional and undoubtedly knows her stuff and makes you feel that you are in good hands. We would have no hesitation in recommending Ann.

    Mr & Mrs Twine.

     

     

  • Ann Hines came highly recommended by a friend, who had used her for his home moves over the years, and I couldn't have been happier with the service. It was a particularly gruelling house move, even without the covid factor, but Ann was instructive, clear, and efficient with everything she did and in the advice she gave. I've already roped her in to the re-mortgage later this year!

    Owen.

     

     

  • Ann has been excellent. She has proved efficient and responsive. I would certainly recommend.

    Pete.

     

     

     

  • Ann Hines was recommended to us by our estate agents and she didn't disappoint. She was a calm head when we hit snags, she was always there to answer our questions via email and to collect signed documents in a COVID secure way and she worked like a Trojan to get everything done to our specifications whilst still dotting the I's and crossing the T's. Having moved once in 10 years I have no idea where the firm sits with affordability, but the service provided was worth its weight in gold. Would thoroughly recommend! Thanks so much and we can see why you are so highly regarded. Jonathan and Deborah

    Jonny E

     

     

  • Ann Hines was recently my conveyancing solicitor for a sale and purchase and provided a real quality service. She is very experienced and knowledgeable, able to cut through issues and provide sound advice. Ann was also very responsive and kept things moving throughout the process.

    V.Bartlett

     

     

  • I used Ann Hines for the purchase of my first home nearly 20years ago, and I have continued to use her for buying and selling properties several times over the years. In the last few months, I used Ann to help me to complete a property sale in London during lockdown. She was always quick off the mark with questions, had a focus on detail and got the transaction over the line without accepting any delays for COVID-19. Fantastic and would highly recommend her always.

    J.Johnson

     

     

  • Ann Hines helped me to complete a property purchase in lockdown. She was always quick off the mark with questions, had a focus on detail and got the transaction over the line without accepting any delays for Covid. Fantastic.

    K.Ochil

     

     

  • I used Ann Hines for both the sale and purchase of my properties. I was very happy with her work, she responded to queries quickly and was helpful. I would recommend her

    Becky.W

     

     

  • I was recommended Ann Hines from the vendors Estate Agents and was thoroughly impressed with Ann's professionalism and responsiveness throughout the buying process. As a first-time buyer during the pandemic I had a lot of questions for Ann, and she did a wonderful job guiding me through the process and working hard to get the completion over the line before the end of March. An all-round outstanding service and customer experience, and I would highly recommend Ann and the team HLF Solicitors.

    Matthew

     

     

  • I was recommended Ann Hines from a good friend and I was not let down. Ann is efficient, helpful and communicates clearly. Our house purchase went through in just under 8 weeks! I'd recommend.

    J.Lambert

     

     

  • It's been a real pleasure working with Ann. She is always very responsive and patient with all our questions. Highly recommend her service.

    L.Chen

     

     

  • Ann Hines did our recent conveyancing - First Class.

    I.Blows

     

     

  • We would highly recommend Ann Hines. Her approach was more holistic than previous solicitors we have used. She is of course extremely efficient and professional, but she is also very approachable and made time to listen and address any of our concerns during a time when her workload was magnificent due to the Stamp Duty holiday. In what is a very stressful time, she was a sea of calm and got the job done expediently. Thank you, Ann.

    S&J.Willmoth

     

     

  • Ann Hines was a complete rock star! In a time when most firms are slow and bogged down with the rush to meet the stamp duty holiday deadline, Ann was great. Super responsive, kept us up to date at each stage and very reasonable rates. Would thoroughly recommend!!

    R.Bowles

     

     

  • I recently used Ann Hines from Huggins Lewis Foskett to carry out the conveyancing for a recent sale. Ann is knowledgeable, approachable and has the patience of a saint!! I was very confident with Ann managing things and her communication was excellent throughout.

    S.Lewis

     

     

  • Ann Hines is very experienced, reliable, and efficient. House purchases can be very stressful; however, she has made the process very clear and simple for us. I would highly recommend Ann as your Conveyancing solicitor.

    Hing.C

     

     

  • Ann Hines provided a great service for our sale and purchase, being technically excellent and highly responsive which made a stressful time much easier. I would definitely use the Firm again.

    B.Easton

     

     

  • We worked with Huggins Lewis Foskett for our conveyancing. The process was clear and well communicated. The service provided by Ann Hines was excellent. She took on our work during an exceptionally busy time and still managed to give us an impeccable turnaround!

    A.Dear

     

     

  • Ann Hines has been an amazing conveyancing solicitor. She is experienced and knowledgeable, answering any queries which I had in a clear and simple way, as well as doing a great job in guiding me throughout the process. She is responsive and gives regular updates, with her help we were able to complete very quickly. I would highly recommend Ann to others looking for a conveyancing solicitor.

    Martin.W

     

     

  • Dear Ann Hines, We want to say thank you so very much for the way in which you handled our purchase, you made everything so clear and the fact that you copied us in on the emails you sent and received meant that our mind was put at rest every step of the way, just something we had not experienced before from a company that we had used many times before We would have no hesitation in recommending you to any family or friends that is looking for a fab solicitor.

    C.Collins

     

     

  • I have used Ann Hines at Huggins Law in the past and came back to her for my most recent house sale/purchase. She was, as ever, excellent ...diligent, organised, communicative and highly knowledgeable - I felt completely confident in her ability to protect my interests through what could be, at times, a complex and frustrating transaction. I trusted her completely and she delivered. Highly recommended

    A.Morgan

     

     

  • We were strongly recommended to get Ann Hines to act for us by a good friend who had just had an excellent experience with Ann. We are pleased to say that we had a great experience too. We had quite a challenging vendor initially but throughout the whole process Ann was very responsive, was quick to chase the vendors' solicitors on numerous occasions and was professional at all times. Which is amazing given that they were and are clearly still very busy with buyers (including us) trying to exchange and complete before the Stamp Duty Holiday comes to an end. We had a very short deadline of 5 weeks to meet; and Ann and Alison Curtis made sure to stay on top of this throughout which allowed us meet this short deadline with time to spare! I would highly recommend them.

    W.Ramos

     

     

  • We recently completed a house purchase and used Ann Hines for the conveyancing. Ann was fantastic and I would highly recommend her. She was personable as well as incredibly professional, always communicating with us quickly and efficiently throughout the process. Ann really helped make a stressful process run as smoothly as possible. We wouldn't hesitate to use Ann again in the future

    D Carter

     

     

  • Excellent service from Ann Hines - would recommend

    P.Diamond

     

     

  • Ann Hines helped us through the purchase of our first property. Having her expertise and support made everything run smoothly and kept stress to a minimum. Couldn't recommend highly enough.

    G.Matheron

     

     

  • Ann Hines is just excellent, a pleasure to deal with. Efficient and friendly, she always answers the phone. Compared to our previous house sale, this was a dream. Ann was recommended to me and I wouldn’t hesistate to recommend her to others.

    Rachel & David

     

     

  • Ann Hines has acted for myself and numerous of my clients for 30 years . I can honestly say that Ann is the hardest working, diligent and caring individual I have ever worked with in property conveyancing . She has always delivered a genuine 5 star service in an industry where really good property conveyancers are a rarity in my experience.

    Lee

     

     

  • Would recommend to all who are looking to move house. Ann Hines was responsive, informative and professional. We moved during the lockdown and just before the stamp duty payments began again so it was an extremely busy time but we never felt stressed out, Ann was recommended to me by my sister and I would highly recommend to all.

    Emma & Tom

     

     

  • We used Huggins Lewis Foskett for the conveyancing of both the selling of our old property and the purchase of our new home. Ann Hines was amazing. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date with the progress and had all our questions answered quickly. What really stood out was how professionally Ann handled the other solicitors in the chain, even when they were clearly not of the same standard. We will be using Huggins Lewis Foskett for any future property dealings and have also recommended them (especially Ann Hines) to all our friends and family.

    P.Baird