Moving house is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce, according to the Employee Relocation Council and, on average, a person moves 11.7 times. Our solicitors work hard to minimise difficulties by being easy to reach and talk to throughout the sale or purchase of your home or property investment.
As every client’s requirements are different, our residential property service is tailored to meet your individual needs and to pre-empt problems where possible through clear communication, meticulous attention to detail and our in-depth technical knowledge of property law.
We have built an enviable reputation with not only our clients but also with estate agents and developers for our ability to resolve issues in a creative and pragmatic way, overcoming obstacles and meeting tight deadlines. Our specialist conveyancing solicitors recognise that speed is often of the essence and that you want to be informed and consulted at every key stage when buying a new home.
In addition to residential property transactions of all sizes ranging from high value properties to cottages and studio flats for use as a home or as an investment, we advise on the purchase and disposal of land, the sub-division of land and the refinancing of property. From our offices in London, Basingstoke, Guildford and Oxford, we support clients throughout the UK and internationally.
Our significant experience of landlord and tenant matters enables us to provide comprehensive legal advice on lease extensions, the acquisition of freeholds subject to leases, tenant rental agreements and the whole range of ‘buy to let’ issues facing a new residential landlord.
As we work closely with other teams within Penningtons Manches Cooper, we can also assist you with the tax implications of the purchase and disposal of property and land and any immigration issues affecting overseas buyers.
In an average financial year dealing with residential properties with a combined value in excess of £1 billion.
Successfully beating the clock to meet the capital gains deadline for exchange of contracts on the sale of an extensive country property. For our client, this achievement meant a sizeable tax saving.
Acquiring a residential investment property with a complicated leasehold title for our client. The property was a company sale in the hands of an administrative receiver.