Our residential real estate lawyers advise clients looking to acquire, sell or invest in high net-worth residential property in England and Wales. The team works closely with the banking team when acting for banks in providing funding secured over residential property and private client, real estate and wealth structuring teams to advise clients on tax-efficient ways of structuring residential property transactions. We have strong experience in working with overseas clients and offshore trust structures.

We give specialist advice to landlords and tenants on all aspects of leasehold reform, including claims to acquire freeholds under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 lease extension and collective and right to manage claims under the Leasehold Reform, Housing & Urban Development Act 1993.

We provide clear practical advice, delivering a bespoke platinum service designed to meet the needs and goals of each client. Our lawyers work to tight deadlines, often across multiple time zones, to deliver the highest level of service, quality and advice.

The residential team is ranked in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners High Net Worth National Leaders (outside London) High Value Residential rankings in which sources describe the team as "efficient and highly professional" and "they provide an excellent support, and give clear and detailed explanations" “with a longstanding reputation in the high-value residential property world” including deals involving complex financing and cross-border issues.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in residential real estate includes the following:

  • Residential sales and purchase of residential houses and flats
  • Acting for and advising off-shore owners of property in the UK
  • Acting for overseas and UK private banks in their financing of residential property
  • Purchase of flats and houses in new developments off-plan
  • Re-mortgage and financing of residential property
  • Lease extension and leasehold enfranchisement
  • Advice on residential aspects of mixed use developments
Please refer to our pricing and services details for further information.

Acquisition of a £25 million property in Hampstead for an individual.

Purchase of £14.5M penthouse apartment in Kensington.

Acting for lender in £20M residential property refinance in London.

Sale of property in Cornwall in excess of £8M.

Purchase of Notting Hill property £11M.

De-enveloping transfer of London property from overseas company to beneficial owner valued at £8M.

Meet the team
Zoe Longman

Zoë Longman Director

  • Head of Residential Real Estate
  • Real Estate
  • Bona Vacantia and Escheat
Richard Owen

Richard Owen Partner

  • Landowner
  • Bona Vacantia and Escheat
  • Real Estate

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