Residential property

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 in their life. We work hard to minimise your stress levels 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 difficult issues in a creative and pragmatic way, overcoming obstacles and meeting tight deadlines. We recognise that speed is often of the essence and that you want to be informed and consulted at every key stage.

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.

Our significant experience of landlord and tenant matters enables us to advise 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, 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.

We offer expert advice on:

  • Residential property conveyancing
  • Purchase, disposal and subdivision of land
  • Complex land law issues
  • Landlord and tenant matters
  • ‘Buy-to-let’ and investment property issues
  • Leasehold enfranchisement
  • Legal formalities of mortgages and remortgages
  • Tax planning
  • French property and succession
  • International mobility integrated advice service

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