Private client property

Our role is to advise our clients on all aspects of residential property transactions. This includes everything from the purchase and refurbishment of prime central London houses, the buying of premium apartments off plan and the forward purchase of bespoke luxury houses to the extension and restoration of country estates.

 

The value, complexity and timelines of these projects require sophisticated advice, which we tailor to the specific needs of our clients. 

We don’t typically advise on property transactions in isolation. Building long-term relationships with our clients enables us to offer a co-ordinated approach to both their property investments and personal affairs. We often therefore advise on issues such as owning a multi-purpose portfolio, the impact on multi-generational succession planning and the personal tax and immigration considerations for non-UK residents or non-domiciliaries living in the UK. We draw on expertise from across our firm to provide market-leading advice on planning, construction, employment, tax or contentious matters and liaise with our clients’ other advisers.

Our residential property clients are predominantly business people, whether international investors, entrepreneurs, family businesses or landed estates, all of whom expect us to be responsive and commercial. Increasingly they require advice on non-residential issues, for example, buying an apartment building with retail space, or the acquisition of a corporate holding vehicle. 

When making substantial real estate investments, confidence in the advice given is paramount. Particularly for those diversifying their portfolio, or international investors who are new to the UK, we are uniquely placed to guide clients through the peculiarities of investing in UK property. Our deep-rooted knowledge and experience means that we can swiftly identify legal and commercial risks and suggest practical and commercially driven solutions.  

As of 6 December 2018, new rules require us to provide a range of prices for certain services. View our relevant price transparency information.

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"A market-leading residential conveyancing team who operate in the prime sections and at the top of the game."

Chambers HNW 2019

"Their technical ability and personal service is first-class."

Chambers HNW 2019

"Their technical skills are exemplary. There is no stone unturned for them; the client's position is completely covered."

Chambers UK 2019

"A bright team that is very efficient and well respected."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"The team is well equipped to advise its high-net-worth clients on the full range of matters."

The UK Legal 500 2017

"They are extremely thorough and also very practical in understanding the day-to-day worries, and they come up with a pragmatic approach."

Chambers UK 2016