Overview

Our residential real estate lawyers advise wealthy clients looking to acquire, sell or invest in residential property in England and Wales. The team works closely with the 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 provide clients with clear practical advice, delivering a bespoke platinum service designed to the needs and goals of each particular client. Our residential real estate lawyers work to tight deadlines, often across multiple time zones, to deliver the highest level of service, quality and advice.

The team has a wide range of experience in specialist residential property issues such as leasehold extension, leasehold enfranchisement and complex residential conveyancing.

Areas of focus

Our expertise in residential real estate includes the following:

  • Residential sales and purchase of residential houses and flats.
  • 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.
Experience

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

Lease extension of a Belgravia property for an individual client for £1.3 million from Cadogan Estate.

Purchase with mortgage finance of £10 million townhouse in Marylebone.

Purchase of country house in Oxfordshire for £10 million.

Sale of new 10 flats in a converted house in Bath.

Acquisition of new build flats and penthouses ranging from £1 million to £6 million off-plan from developers in London.

Meet the team
Zoe Longman

Zoë Longman Legal Director

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

Richard Owen Partner

  • Landowner
  • Bona Vacantia and Escheat
  • Real Estate

What others say...

They are a very polished outfit. They have been an excellent firm for a number of years.

Chambers UK 2015

Key contact

Zoe Longman

Zoë Longman Legal Director

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

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