Residential Property

Experienced residential property solicitors

Our team of experienced residential property solicitors provide high quality service and comprehensive advice on all your residential real estate needs. We understand that transactional residential property work often requires working to tight deadlines to accommodate timescales, which is why we work as efficiently as possible to deliver the best results for our clients.

We are members of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) which provides a recognised quality standard for residential conveyancing practices. Membership establishes a level of credibility with lenders and gives us the necessary skills and expertise to provide all the advice that you will need to understand the process, options, costs and timescales from the outset.

Bespoke service

Our practice focuses on acquisitions and disposals of high value Central London properties including prime and super prime properties, new build flats and luxury apartments. We are on panels of most, if not all, institutional lenders, allowing us to act on your behalf and on behalf of your lender, when you are purchasing a property with an aid of a mortgage. We also act for borrowers requiring bridging lending and assist them in the smooth running of the refinancing process.

Our residential property lawyers tailor our service to the needs of every individual client and as such we provide assistance to first time buyers as well as investors, lenders, high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals. Other specialists in our firm can advise clients on all aspects of their residential property portfolios including tax structuring in respect of transfers of equity and de-enveloping residential property out of corporate offshore structures.

If you need advice on lease extensions or leasehold enfranchisement, we have in-depth experience working closely with firms of specialist surveyors and a breadth of experience dealing with the Property Tribunal on contentious matters. We are also well connected to a broad network of trusted individuals, such as surveyors and accountants, who we may refer you to if you wish, ensuring you receive a comprehensive service to meet your needs.

Multilingual lawyers

Our team of multi-lingual residential property solicitors work with a broad range of international clients and are often able to assist in numerous different languages. Our residential property lawyers are also on the panels of several overseas lenders who we act for in providing advice on mortgaging residential properties.

To find out how our residential property solicitors in London can help you, please send an enquiry.

Transactional work

Our residential property solicitors can assist you on a wide range of residential real estate issues, including assistance with acquisitions, disposals and refinance of prime and super-prime properties. We are on panels of most institutional lenders which allows us to act for clients requiring financing of their purchase. Our team regularly assists with property transfers, and transfers of properties out of corporate structures. We also specialise in new build purchases and in granting new leases acting for both landlords and tenants. We act for clients buying or selling properties on auctions and have experts who assist in acquisitions of rural and equestrian property. In all cases, we provide a bespoke service that aims to achieve the best results through a comprehensive understanding of your long-term goals and personal circumstances.

We also have extensive experience in assisting borrowers requiring bridging lending as well as assisting private and institutional lenders in providing residential property finance.

Development Sites

The firm can offer a comprehensive service from start to finish. If you desire to set up a purpose-built company to acquire the site we have a corporate team who can assist you with this. We can deal with the site acquisition, undertaking the required searches, investigating the title and advising on restrictive covenants.  We act alongside your planning consultants to advise on S.106 agreements to enable you to secure your planning.

Once the development is underway, we can prepare the legal documentation required to bring the plots to market. We also have expertise in dealing with help to buy products and shared ownership schemes.  

We work as part of your team.

Lease Extensions & Leasehold Enfranchisement

We have extensive experience in landlord and tenant matters including advice on both statutory and voluntary lease extensions and leasehold enfranchisement matters. Our experienced solicitors who specialise in this field work closely with firms of specialist surveyors and have full experience dealing with the Property Tribunal on any contested lease extensions and enfranchisement matters. This area of work is also very well supported by our team of experienced property litigators.

Lease Variations and Licences

Both our residential property department and our commercial real estate department can deal with variations required to your lease. Whether the variation requires a material amendment, or you want to extend the term of your lease, we can assist with this. We will also liaise with any mortgage lender on your behalf to seek their consent to the changes.

Sometimes leases require formal consents to be obtained from a landlord and whether you are the landlord or the tenant we have the expertise to assist in drafting the required form of licence.

We offer specialist advice on the content of these documents to ensure they meet your requirements and deal with any post registration formalities. 

Residential Property Disputes

Recognised for their expertise in The Legal 500, our Property Litigation lawyers are skilled problem solvers and negotiators. They think laterally and commercially to provide pragmatic and effective solutions to clients experiencing contentious real estate issues and in need of advisory services. Their services include:

    • Breach of covenant issues
    • Sale of land disputes
    • Forfeiture advice and claims
    • Assignments, underlettings and other forms of alienation – contentious or advisory
    • All aspects of commercial lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
    • Possession actions, including removal of former tenants and licencees or urgent removal of squatters.
    • Adverse possession matters
    • Restrictive covenant and easement disputes.
    • Break options, rent review and service charge disputes

Our team regularly appear in the High Court, County Court, the Land Registration and the Residential Property Divisions of the First Tier Tribunal, the Upper Tribunal and the Court of Appeal. They are also highly experienced in resolving disputes through mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”).

The Property Litigation team at Fletcher Day are noted in The Legal 500 for their particular expertise in retail and leisure industry work; though they are accustomed at handling all manner of property disputes and property development-related matters across the residential property sector. Chris Hill and Greg Barnbrook jointly head the practice, which also acts for businesses.

Private Client

Our Private Client department can advise on matters related to your residential properties such as tax structuring. They also specialise in advising on co-ownership, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney which may be relevant when dealing with your residential property assets.