Property

Your home is the foundation of your wealth – both financial and emotional. Whether you are buying a permanent home, a part-time bolthole or an investment property, there are so many reasons you will want to get it right.

With the UK ranked as the third largest market for high net worth individuals in the world, there are sound economic and personal reasons for you to invest here – but you need the best advice on the widest range of issues, not just a high-end conveyancer.

Our residential real estate team has a great deal of experience to offer you in all aspects of the purchase and sale of luxury homes in the UK, particularly in prime locations in London. The collegiate environment of our firm means that we have substantial internal resources, as well as an effective external network, to be able to help across the full range of issues that you may have to deal with. This includes advising how best to structure and secure financing in the UK market and providing the expertise to deal with any planning, development and tax issues that may arise. We can even help you locate suitable properties.

We can take care of all aspects during the transaction process. We liaise with brokers, insurers, charterers, auctioneers, galleries and other interested parties on your behalf to ensure that you have all the accurate information and documentation to satisfy registries, lenders and auction houses.

We have particular experience in providing advice on the process of buying property in the UK to foreign investors, helping them to understand how things work in the UK. Many of our team have travelled throughout Asia, Russia and the Middle East advising and assisting clients with buying and selling high-value UK property. We are well versed in co-ordinating transactions involving several jurisdictions.

We can also assist with issues that arise after purchase, including letting property, lease agreements and renewals, surrenders and re-grants and related permissive licences, as well as setting up trust structures for your family.

In all these areas we offer a personal service to you. We are focussed on understanding your particular objectives so that we can provide a dedicated, specialist service to meet them in a timely and cost effective way.

Our team has extensive experience helping clients from all over the world with the widest range of issues relating to the sale and purchase of high-value residential property in the UK.

Our recent work has included:
  • An estate set up of a significant central London residential development with a developed value of over £100m and an exclusive development in Belgravia with a developed value of over £80m
  • Advising on the refinancing of a portfolio of industrial properties with a loan of circa £20m
  • Advice on VAT and Stamp Duty Land Tax issues on the acquisition and funding of an £18m office block situated within London’s M25 with Permitted Development rights to convert to over 125 residential units
  • Advising on the acquisition of a residential property for refurbishment and re-sale for consideration circa £25m
  • Advising Kuwaiti family office client on:
    • Islamic finance transaction where the borrower was lent £21m to carry out the refurbishment of office premises to 124 residential apartments
    • Refinance of a portfolio of 17 residential properties where the borrower was lent £50m
  • Advising on finance for acquisition of prime residential property from £5m upwards.