Mark Scott Legal Director- Residential Conveyancing - London

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Contact Details

Mark heads up the London residential property team and specialises in all aspects of residential property law. He has built a good reputation with his clients and contacts, many of whom have now become life-long friends and continues to build his practice acting for a diverse background of clients from the UK and throughout the world.

Main areas of practice

Mark's main area of practice is private property matters for individuals and trust companies and acting for central London banks on high value secured lending transactions often involving very tight deadlines. 

Clients

The clients Mark represents are from all walks of life and backgrounds ranging from private individuals, entrepreneurs, a number of high profile clients, overseas investors, trust companies and most lending institutions.

Significant experience

Mark has significant experience in the residential property market and throughout his career has acted on a number of large London estates dealing with both freehold and leasehold transactions. He is able to pull together often at very short notice expertise from other professionals, such as surveyors, mortgage lenders and insurance companies to assist his clients in providing a fully rounded and collaborative service to meet the demands of their busy lives.

Other expertise

Mark has acted for a number of large property developers on off plan sales and transactions and has travelled throughout South East Asia attending property exhibitions with developer clients dealing with reporting and exchanging contracts sometimes in a matter of hours.

Accreditations

Mark was the sole author of a legal reference guide "Conveyancing Factfinder" published by Jordan's and further edited by him for a number of years.

Career

Mark has worked with a number of large London legal firms; including Lawrence Graham and prior to joining Blake Morgan was a lawyer with Mishcon De Reya in their private client team acting for a number of high profile clients and often complex residential property transactions. He has over 25 years' experience and has spent most of his career in Central London. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives having first qualified in 2000. 

Expertise

Mark’s Blog

Buyer-funded developments: is the potential return worth the risk?

Post the financial crisis of 2008, the buyer-funded development model has become increasingly common. Recent media coverage tells a tale of failed projects, financial loss and allegations of fraud. We explore how these schemes operate and the risks.

Freehold vs leasehold: what's the difference?

Freehold and leasehold are the two main types of property ownership in the UK. Here we explain how these types of ownership differ and the considerations to note when buying a leasehold property.

The benefits and pitfalls of new build properties

UK Finance has announced that first time buyers accounted for over 50% of all new residential mortgages in the first quarter of 2018.

Articles by Mark

The Mirror

News

1 in 3 students say they've been 'unfairly cheated' out of deposits - your tenancy rights explained

January is proving a bleak month for our weather, but may not be so gloomy for the Housing Market

News

Following the release of figures from the Halifax, we have recently seen a fall in house prices in December,,,

Autumn Budget 2017 – what does this mean for Residential Property?

News

Earlier today the Chancellor of the Exchequer revealed the Government's Autumn Budget. Blake Morgan's residential property expert comments on Philip Hammond's decision to abolish Stamp Duty for first time buyers on properties under £300,000.

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".

Examining the UK’s affordable housing crisis and the methods for solving it

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.

Starting up a business

Whatever their reasons for wanting to start a business – there are three main factors start-ups will need to consider. Here is some advice on starting a business.

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