Residential real estate
The Real Estate team provides a comprehensive, yet bespoke service, tailored to the individual needs of our UK and overseas clients and the demands of their individual transactions. We understand the need to get the deal done as quickly and efficiently as possible, without compromising our thoroughness or our client’s bargaining position. Our focus is always on finding the pragmatic solution to deliver our clients’ objectives and achieve the inevitable tight deadlines imposed in today’s market.
How we can help you
Buying or selling residential real estate, particularly in the current market, can be a stressful and uncertain experience. Our team guides sellers and buyers through the entire conveyancing process; dealing with each step proactively and working closely with colleagues specialising in structuring and tax to ensure as smooth and tax efficient a transaction as possible.
We are the one stop service for all real estate matters; dealing with all types of residential sales and purchases, high value funding and structuring for tax efficiency, as well as having a special focus on prime and super prime London properties and substantial country houses. We advise on new-build, off-plan purchases, buy-to-let investments, leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension, residential construction and refurbishment, Stamp Duty Land Tax, tenancy agreements and the full range of landlord and tenant issues.
We also have extensive knowledge of the markets and their particular deal structures and wide relationships within the real estate world, which enable us to introduce our clients to property finders, surveyors, agents, engineers, architects, planning consultants and other professionals as appropriate, to achieve a seamless total service.
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What our clients say
The Real Estate team is ranked in Legal 500 and is stated to be "absolutely excellent and a class performer”.
Head of Real Estate Janet Armstrong-Fox was recently described by an international client buying a complex prime central London leasehold property as "an excellent lawyer" and was impressed by the "professionalism" of her team. Another client described the team's work as a "very unstressful process - about as painless as it can get".