Bespoke, pragmatic advice through every step of the process.

Buying or selling property can be an exciting yet stressful experience, particularly in today’s turbulent economic climate and unsettled real estate market. By nature, it can also involve very tight deadlines and complex structures. Whether you are purchasing your main residence or widening your property portfolio, the conveyancing process should be made as stress-free as possible by instructing trusted advisers who can offer you high quality, tailored advice.

Our Residential property team delivers an integrated and seamless service, drawing on expertise from across the Real Estate practice to provide guidance on any property matter that you, as a private client based in the UK or overseas, may face.

On the residential side we advise on sales and purchases, funding and structuring for tax efficiency, leasehold enfranchisement, lease extension and residential lettings, with a special focus on prime and super prime London properties and substantial country houses. When it comes to your commercial property assets, we have the expertise to support you with sales and purchases and the full range of landlord and tenant issues.

We understand that each and every client is unique with specific objectives and priorities so we take the time to fully familiarise ourselves with these. We can then take you smoothly through the transaction, pre-empting and navigating any potential pitfalls and providing truly bespoke and pragmatic advice.

Please visit our price & service information page for more information regarding these services.

Bespoke, pragmatic advice through every step of the process.

Buying or selling property can be an exciting yet stressful experience, particularly in today’s turbulent economic climate and unsettled real estate market. By nature, it can also involve very tight deadlines and complex structures. Whether you are purchasing your main residence or widening your property portfolio, the conveyancing process should be made as stress-free as possible by instructing trusted advisers who can offer you high quality, tailored advice.

Our Residential property team delivers an integrated and seamless service, drawing on expertise from across the Real Estate practice to provide guidance on any property matter that you, as a private client based in the UK or overseas, may face.

On the residential side we advise on sales and purchases, funding and structuring for tax efficiency, leasehold enfranchisement, lease extension and residential lettings, with a special focus on prime and super prime London properties and substantial country houses. When it comes to your commercial property assets, we have the expertise to support you with sales and purchases and the full range of landlord and tenant issues.

We understand that each and every client is unique with specific objectives and priorities so we take the time to fully familiarise ourselves with these. We can then take you smoothly through the transaction, pre-empting and navigating any potential pitfalls and providing truly bespoke and pragmatic advice.

Please visit our price & service information page for more information regarding these services.

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Advising a trust with a UK commercial property portfolio

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We advised a trust which holds a substantial commercial property portfolio in the UK through off-shore companies on its purchase of an office park consisting of 8 two-storey office buildings for £5m. Four of the eight units were let at the time of purchase so we advised on the terms of the occupational leases.  The transaction was partially funded through a loan from a Jersey-based bank so involved providing due diligence to the bank’s solicitors and dealing with their enquiries and requirements.

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Purchase of prime central London flats

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We acted for a trust on the purchase of a block of twelve prime central London flats 18 years ago. Throughout their ownership, we advised the trust on tax planning and structuring, as well as negotiating the letting of the flats from time to time and providing other management input. Recently we acted for this longstanding trust client on the sale of the building for £17m, again involving tax advice, alongside the complex legal aspects and practicalities of the sale of a building subject to twelve tenancies.

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Purchase and financing of historic central London house

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We acted for the overseas buyers of a £25m prime central London historic grade II listed Georgian house. As well as dealing with the legal aspects of the purchase and the financing and structuring of the transaction for maximum tax efficiency, we also coordinated the engagement of surveyors, architects, engineers and planning consultants to ensure the property was suitable for our clients’ proposed alterations. After completion of the purchase we negotiated the building contract, consultants’ appointments and warranties and advised throughout the building project in order to keep costs and timing on track and to deliver for our clients a finished property entirely in line with their expectations.

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Advising a trust with a UK commercial property portfolio

We advised a trust which holds a substantial commercial property portfolio in the UK through off-shore companies on its purchase of an office park consisting of 8 two-storey office buildings for £5m. Four of the eight units were let at the time of purchase so we advised on the terms of the occupational leases.  The transaction was partially funded through a loan from a Jersey-based bank so involved providing due diligence to the bank’s solicitors and dealing with their enquiries and requirements.

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Purchase of prime central London flats

We acted for a trust on the purchase of a block of twelve prime central London flats 18 years ago. Throughout their ownership, we advised the trust on tax planning and structuring, as well as negotiating the letting of the flats from time to time and providing other management input. Recently we acted for this longstanding trust client on the sale of the building for £17m, again involving tax advice, alongside the complex legal aspects and practicalities of the sale of a building subject to twelve tenancies.

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Purchase and financing of historic central London house

We acted for the overseas buyers of a £25m prime central London historic grade II listed Georgian house. As well as dealing with the legal aspects of the purchase and the financing and structuring of the transaction for maximum tax efficiency, we also coordinated the engagement of surveyors, architects, engineers and planning consultants to ensure the property was suitable for our clients’ proposed alterations. After completion of the purchase we negotiated the building contract, consultants’ appointments and warranties and advised throughout the building project in order to keep costs and timing on track and to deliver for our clients a finished property entirely in line with their expectations.

View our Residential property Lawyers:

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Janet Armstrong-Fox

Partner - Head of Private Client Property

Talk to Janet about Residential property

Jane Lindop

Jane Lindop

Senior Associate

Talk to Jane about Residential property

Lara Moore

Lara Moore

Associate

Talk to Lara about Residential property