Deborah Castle Partner - Residential Conveyancing - South Coast
“Debbie Castle is an excellent solicitor - she explains matters clearly, is very knowledgeable, gives appropriate advice and is very prompt.”
Deborah works as part of our Residential property team in Portsmouth. She specialises in all aspect of residential property work.
Main areas of practice
Her main practice areas include freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, mortgages, family loan arrangements, declarations of trust, tenancies, and transfers of equity.
Deborah's clients are individuals and couples, family, trusts, charities, housing developers, liquidators and insolvency practitioners and anyone involved with residential property.
- Deborah leads a number of specialist property teams including the firm’s Bankruptcy Conveyancing unit, acting on behalf of insolvency practitioners, the Family Law team, the Home Equity Release Scheme team, the Shared Ownership team and the Buyers’ New Build team.
- She was responsible for introducing case management into the firm and developing a tailor-made system for residential property work, including relocation, plot sales, re-mortgages and traditional sales and purchasers.
“What loomed in front of me as potentially an awkward negotiation you made amazingly simple and I am so grateful for your personal support and professional input.”
Related Knowledge & Resources
Chancellor announces changes to stamp duty land tax for first-time buyers but with no changes for the rest of the market
As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".
In an article for Lexis PSL Elaine Allen, legal director at Blake Morgan, examines issues currently facing the British housing sector, what the government is doing to combat the housing crisis and how effective the proposed solutions could be.
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.