Residential Property Law
Our goal is to get everything signed, sealed and the keys transferred with the minimum of fuss, stress or expense.
Moving house should be an exciting time, not stressful and fraught. We’ll work closely with you, involving you as much or as little as you’d prefer, to ensure your property sale or purchase goes smoothly and efficiently.
We speak in plain English, have wealth of conveyancing experience and extensive local knowledge, so whether you’re moving nationally or locally, you’ll be in safe hands.
We understand your requirements will be different depending on whether this is your first home, a buy-to-let investment or land you’re purchasing for development.
Perhaps you’re moving to a new area or downsizing. Within our Residential Property team, we have experience in all types of property, from flats to country estates, agricultural and equestrian land, and everything in between.
The process of moving home can be a stressful time. We understand and do all that we can to make things as smooth as possible, working within your timescales, and keeping in contact with you throughout. We aim to identify and resolve any issues at an early stage, before they become a problem.
Here are just some of the properties we can assist you in purchasing or selling:
The development of estates, and the subsequent sales of plots to new buyers, are overseen by our team of highly experienced property lawyers.
We can advise you on any issues relating to the proposals, assist with resolving any disputes or claims, and we can prepare transfers of plots including all relevant covenants and easements.
Whether this is a first-time mortgage, or if you’re remortgaging your home or raising finance to invest in other projects, we can help. We can deal with the legal formalities on behalf of you and your mortgage lender through to completion of your mortgage.
A lifetime mortgage, also known as an equity release mortgage, is a loan taken out against your home. There are not usually any monthly repayments, as the interest is added to the loan amount, which becomes repayable in the event of your death, or should you leave or sell the property.
When considering this type of mortgage, it’s important that you receive full independent advice to ensure you are aware of all the terms and the way interest is added to the loan. It’s also worth noting that the earlier you take out a loan of this type, the more will have to be repaid.
Our experienced mortgage lawyers are able to meet with you at the office or at your home if it's difficult to travel, to explain the mortgage and oversee its completion.
Covenants are obligations put on land owners, usually when land changes hands, which bind all future owners of that land. We can prepare, complete and register deeds to ensure land is treated in a particular way.
There may come a time when such covenants are no longer desirable or necessary. In that case we can prepare the required deed of release, with all parties’ agreement.
Easements are rights given over land, for example rights of way or rights to light. Again, formal deeds for these rights or the release of them must be carefully prepared, agreed and registered at the Land Registry to ensure they are fully in effect. Our property law team can advise on these and other land-related issues.
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