Residential Property Experts and Conveyancing Solicitors
Specialising in Property Conveyancing
Experts in Residential Property Law
Blake Morgan has expertise in high value residential property matters. Our specialist team of residential property experts and conveyancing solicitors provide a tailored service, to clients acquiring, disposing or developing land and buildings of significant value and of great complexity.
Our residential property teams on the south coast, in the Thames Valley and in London act for private UK buyers and sellers, including a number of independent residential property developers, as well as overseas clients, notably the Far East. We are on the panels of many of the UK’s leading mortgage lenders.
Main Areas Of Practice
Our team of residential property experts and conveyancing solicitors are highly experienced in advising clients on every legal aspect relating to residential property sales or purchases, including:
We deliver a highly personalised residential conveyancing service with the professional expertise and knowledge that can only be provided by an appropriately qualified lawyer acting on your behalf. Our conveyancing solicitors will deal with your residential property sale or purchase efficiently and effectively, taking time to explain the transaction to you in plain English. We will provide a clear and competitive quote for the process at the outset. We are accredited under the Law Society's Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS).
Buying property at auction
When the hammer falls at a property auction a binding contract is concluded. This means all legal checks need to be completed before bidding. Our residential property lawyers can give you piece of mind.
Shared ownership/shared equity
We have specialists experienced in acting for both individuals and Housing Associations who can and advise you on the requirements and ensure the correct procedures are followed.
Extending a lease and/or buying the freehold
For tenants who may have the right to enfranchise (purchase the freehold) or to extend their lease, we advise on all aspects of the process, from whether you qualify, to approval of the necessary documentation.
Transfers of equity/deeds of gift
It may be necessary to change the ownership of your property, for example following a separation or divorce. In these instances, and many others, a transfer of equity will be required and we can prepare this for you.
We can assist in connection with all mortgages (redemption of an existing mortgage, re-mortgage with a new lender, or the taking of a new mortgage when buying a property), private loans and Home Equity Release Schemes.
Residential tenancies and licences
We can prepare Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements or licences.
Granting and terminating rights of way and other easements
Rights of way and other easements include rights of access to and from a property, parking area or common area; rights of drainage and other services; rights of repair and many more.
Residential property services for businesses
These include: acquisition and disposal of businesses with residential property attached; relocation conveyancing schemes; residential property services for new developments; and farm land sales and purchase and agricultural tenancies.
Second homes/investment properties
We have significant expertise in advising clients on residential property portfolio sales and on buying residential properties for buy-to-let, investment or development purposes, or simply to help the next generation onto the property ladder. Specifically, we can advise on Stamp Duty Land Tax and the wider tax implications, on HMOs (Homes of Multiple Occupancy) and Local Authority planning requirements.
Our residential property lawyers and conveyancing solicitors advise and act for private UK property buyers and sellers (including residential property investors and a number of independent residential property developers), as well as for overseas clients who wish to buy property in the UK. We are on the residential conveyancing panels of many of the UK’s leading mortgage lenders (and on the specialist buy-to-let panel for the UK’s largest provider of residential buy-to-let mortgages).
It really has been the smoothest house purchase that I’ve worked on to date, and I have really appreciated the quick responses to our questions, regular updates and clear communications. These things have really made the service your team provides stand out against other companies I have used in the past, where it has been like pulling teeth just to get a response or speak to someone in person!
- A Client, April 2021
“I wanted to send our huge thanks again for successfully completing our sale this week. Your work was really excellent and we are hugely grateful for everything you did to help make it happen. We will continue to recommend you to friends and family!”
- Mrs K
“I couldn't have asked for any better help and I would say that this is the best I have experienced over the years.”
- Mr M
“Many thanks for all your help. I have appreciated your thoroughness and the speed with which you have worked.”
- Mrs B
Purchase of a leasehold flat in London W2 as a second property. The sale was on a strict 7 day exchange deadline, there were a large number of documents to review and the landlord had various requirements to be attended to prior to a licence to assign being issued. We exchanged contracts within the deadline with time to spare.
Purchase of a freehold property in London. It was a grade II listed building which had been converted into a single dwelling house and we had to ensure that all the necessary planning consents and permissions had been obtained.
Purchase of a freehold property in Oxford. The property had previously been used as a lodge for schools before becoming a residential property. Clients have purchased with the intent to carry out renovations of which our Construction team has been instructed to advise on the build contracts.
Purchase of a riverside property in Berkshire. This was a complex purchase of a residential property, with no clear access and services rights for the property. The client is likely to part demolish and rebuild the house, which is on a wonderful site with mooring rights.
Blake Morgan's Fees Guides
No two matters are the same – just as clients’ circumstances and desired outcomes will always differ, so will the work that we do and the advice that we provide in pursuit of those outcomes.
We are always as transparent as we can be about our costs upfront to help you understand the options available to you. The links below take you through to our Fees Guides for a number of different services. These provide an indication of the work that we will do for you, who will do that work, how long it will take and, importantly, how much it might cost based on a number of different scenarios. Before starting to work for you, we will always meet or speak with you to understand exactly what’s going to be required and provide a bespoke quotation based on your particular circumstances – we will also provide you with regular updates on costs as the matter progresses as required. Click on the relevant section to download our fees.
Download our Residential Property pricing guides here:
Awards and Accolades
The Conveyancing Association
The Law Society - Conveyancing Quality
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