“Through your professionalism to get the right answers to enquiries, ensure nothing was missed or cause future issues you have ensured our best interests were always taken into consideration, which held us in good stead to finally get a place called home.”
“Someone always returned our calls or emails and kept us up to date through the whole purchase process”
Our team of residential property specialists are highly experienced in dealing with all types of property purchases and sales including:
We work closely with other specialist teams to cover a whole range of related residential property matters, for example inheritance, tax, trusts and planning law issues. A full listing can be found below in Related Expertise.
Our residential property solicitors advise and act for private UK buyers and sellers, as well as overseas clients who wish to buy property in the UK. We are also recommended as preferred solicitors to buyers of new-build houses by a number of the region's leading residential property developers.
Our team is also able to assist with a range of other residential property matters, including:
“There were inevitably periods when little or nothing was happening, but we would still like to have received regular brief updates by email or phone. ”
“It is a great comfort to know that [we] have a trustworthy and reliable organisation we can call upon when needed, within a local area to our primary residence.”
“I couldn't have asked for any better help and I would say that this is the best I have experienced over the years.”
“Many thanks for all your help. I have appreciated your thoroughness and the speed with which you have worked.”
Blake Morgan has made three key appointments to build on the success of its Private Law team. The firm has appointed Mark Scott as a Legal Director in the firm’s London office.
Leading national law firm Blake Morgan has invested heavily in its London-based teams with a number of key appointments across a range of practices.
Shining a light on developments in the residential property
The higher rates of SDLT, introduced on 1 April 2016, are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.
On 29 November 2016, HMRC published a revised Guidance Note on the 3% SDLT surcharge to replace the Guidance Note issued with the Budget on 16 March 2016.
Figures out recently show that HMRC has made £670m from the SDLT 3% surcharge since it came in on 1 April 2016. Although some have called on the new Chancellor to scrap the surcharge, it seems unlikely he will do this.
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.
Recent changes in residential property tax are confusing for us all.
Developers may come under increased pressure to contribute towards the costs of maintaining estate roads and street furniture after they have been adopted as maintainable at public expense under Section 38 of the Highways Act.