Residential Property – Conveyancing

Our specialist residential property team is one of the largest and most experienced in the region. 

We understand that buying and selling your home can be a daunting yet exciting task, we aim to make the process as smooth, stress-free and cost effective as possible for you.

Our friendly and professional team have practical experience in many areas, from Help to Buy, buying a second home, remortgaging through to shared ownership. We have built excellent relationships over many years with estate agents, property developers and mortgage providers.

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Our private client team are one of the few specialist solicitors in the UK for Equity Release.  Equity Release is a form of borrowing that allows a home owner to release the wealth they have that is tied up in their house without having to sell that house and live somewhere else.

Our residential team’s reputation advising on new build conveyancing has seen a marked increase in the firms profile throughout the last few years with appointment’s as panel solicitors for many regional house builders and national developers.

The size of our Residential Property and Real Estate team give us added strength which reflects across our residential development, commercial property investment and real estate finance, this is reflected through our growing list of over 40 active regional house builders and national developers. We also act for sizeable landowners, structuring options and promotion agreements and conditional contracts with developers.

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Abortive Costs Scheme: £150 or £225 for 2
An EquityTransfer with a Re-mortgage adds an additional £250 to the fee

Housing Association Fees

Sale or Purchase £995
Final Staircase £850
Final Staircase & Sale Between £300 & £100
+ sale scale fee
Interim Staircase with further advance £450
Interim Staircase & Remortgage £650

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SDLT treatment of garden land on disposal by a homeowner

This is a much discussed topic where clarification from HMRC has been sought on several occasions and the case of Hyman v HMRC (2019) has also sought to provide clarify on this...

Can I acquire land through squatters rights?

Most people are generally aware of the term “squatters rights” which in principle, allows a person who has been in possession of a piece of land for a long period of time to...

New government Code of Practice for commercial property relationships

The government has published a new Code of Practice to assist landlords and tenants as they deal with income shocks caused by the pandemic. On 19 June 2020, the government...

Covid 19 impact on Plot Sales – Update

In May, I explored how Covid-19 was effecting new build plot sales and the current market position at that time, read here. There has been a significant amount of change in the...

Protections for commercial tenants to be extended

The Government has announced that it will be extending the restrictions on the ability of landlords to recover rent arrears from tenants as follows: - The Government will amend...

Understanding your Heads of Terms – Key points for Commercial Tenants

Once a tenant has decided that they wish to take a commercial lease of a property, the landlord and tenant must agree the Heads of Terms. This is a document setting out the...

How to prepare for Bridging and Development Finance

Unlike a standard mortgage instruction, bridging or development finance facilities aimed at funding development of a property have additional requirements that borrowers should...

Extending contractual timeframes to reflect the impact of Coronavirus

Numerous Option Agreements and Conditional Contracts (i.e.- contracts which are conditional upon obtaining planning consent) will have various timeframes for submitting a...

COVID-19: New government code of practice on rental payments to be published

The government has announced a plan to publish a new code of practice to assist discussions about rental payments between high street businesses and landlords during the COVID-19...

What additional costs will landlords be able to recover via the service charge?

As offices begin to reopen, landlords will naturally be considering what their new obligations to their tenants will be and how the costs of any additional services will be met:...

Equity Release FAQs

Our private client team are one of the few specialist solicitors in the UK for Equity Release, heres our Equity Release FAQ…

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Our pricing guides are for standard services and may be subject to increases where an individual case requires non-standard services. All prices are in Sterling (£) and VAT will be charged on top of the price at the applicable rate.

Price estimates for all other services are calculated once we know more about your individual case.  Contact us for more information.

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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.

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