Residential Property & Conveyancing Solicitors

Buying or selling a property is one of the largest investments you will make.

How can our solicitors help?

Residential property is one of the largest investments you are likely to make in your lifetime. So, when considering to buy or sell a property, choosing a firm you can trust is vital.

The Residential Property team at Mullis & Peake LLP are highly skilled in a range of residential property and conveyancing matters and have been commended with multiple awards, applauding our innovation and keeping our clients at the heart of everything we do.

You will have direct contact with one of our conveyancing specialists, who will handle your transaction. You will also be provided with a ‘support team’, meaning you will receive a seamless service, from start to finish.

What residential property law areas do we cover?

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How can our solicitors help?

Residential property is one of the largest investments you are likely to make in your lifetime. So, when considering to buy or sell a property, choosing a firm you can trust is vital.

The Residential Property team at Mullis & Peake LLP are highly skilled in a range of residential property matters and have been commended with multiple awards, applauding our innovation and keeping our clients at the heart of everything we do.

You will have direct contact with one of our conveyancing specialists, who will handle your transaction. You will also be provided with a ‘support team’, meaning you will receive a seamless service, from start to finish.

What conveyancing law areas do we cover?

 

Equity release

Equity release mortgages allow you to release funds from your property whilst continuing to reside there.

Equity release

Shared ownership

Shared ownership is a home ownership scheme making it easier for first time buyers to buy a property.

Shared ownership

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Right to buy

The Right to Buy scheme allows most council tenants to buy their council home at a discount.

Right to buy

Declaration of trust

A Declaration of Trust is used to remove any uncertainty as to what will happen to each person's financial investment in a property.

Declaration of trust

Signing a contract

Equity transfer

You might arrange a transfer of equity to add a spouse to your property title or may remove a co-owner if you are buying out that co-owner’s share.

Equity transfer

Remortgaging 

To remortgage a property is to look to move one mortgage deal to another to be secured against the same property.

Remortgaging

Lease extension

If you own a flat with a long lease you need to be aware of the remaining term of years left on the lease. Collective enfranchisement is the process by which a group of leaseholders in a block apply to purchase the freehold.

Lease extension

Home Reversion Plan

Conveyancing

Conveyancing is the legal process of transferring property ownership from one person to another, encompassing tasks such as property searches, document preparation, and financial transactions.

Conveyancing timeline

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Recent cases

  • Dealing with Grade II listed buildings, in a conservation area, including flying freehold elements and access issues.
  • Dealing with rural properties with septic tank involvement, ensuring that they adhere to new regulations.
  • Dealing with a property with a grass verge owned by a private Company (not owned or adopted by the Local Authority) – ensuring adequate access rights.
  • The reconstitution of title to a property at the Land Registry by means of statutory declarations and utility bills following the loss of unregistered deeds.
  • Purchase of a freehold property in the Isle of Wight which involved extensive investigation or drainage rights.
  • Dealing with a sale and purchase and porting the equity release mortgage from the sale property to the purchase property.
  • A Re-mortgage of a shared ownership property and staircasing up to 100% at the same time.
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The team also covers all areas of residential property & conveyancing law.

Frequently asked questions

A conveyancing solicitor deals with the legal aspects of your property transaction but what this actually involves will depend upon whether you are buying or selling property, raising finance to be secured against a property or transferring property. Generally, conveyancers check the legal title to the property, put in hand searches, provide legal advice to clients and mortgage lenders and complete property transactions.

Regardless of whether you are buying a house with a partner or alone, it’s still one of the most expensive, stressful, emotive, daunting and confusing processes. We hope this conveyancing guide will make it just a little bit clearer.

Our regulators require us to provide pricing information on our website for some of the areas of work that we undertake, we therefore set out pricing for these areas, as well as those areas of work that we undertake on a fixed fee basis here. For a quotation on fees on the other areas of work we cover, you will need to contact the teams directly to discuss your circumstances.

In theory, it is possible to carry out your own conveyancing unless mortgage finance is involved. However, other parties in the chain will be unlikely to be willing to proceed given that individuals cannot provide the same undertakings as solicitors. It is therefore always recommended that you instruct a legal professional to assist you with the transaction and ensure that all necessary legal requirements have been met.

In all transactions, your conveyancer will need evidence of who you are and so you will need to have photographic and address ID to hand. If you are selling a property your conveyancer will also require copy documentation relating to the property such as planning permission or building control documentation, warranties or guarantees for works done, for example, new window or boiler installations and any other supporting documents. In the event of a purchase, your conveyancer is likely to require proof of your funds as well as evidence of the source of those funds in order to comply with their professional regulations.

  • ‘Residential Conveyancing Firm of the Year’ – 2015 National Property Forum Awards*
  • 'High Commended in Client Care' - Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
  • 'Team of the Year 2016' - LawNet
  • 'Innovation of the Year award 2019' - Modern Law Conveyancing Awards
  • *50 or fewer employees category

Home buyers generally arrange to have a property survey done after their offer to buy the property has been accepted by the seller.

The short answer to that is yes, it is. When land changes hands between parties, and again, we talk about a major interest in land, if freehold or long leasehold, that would have to be registered at the land registry and depending upon the nature of the land, there may well be large sums of money involved. Now, it may be a small parcel of land, it could be a strip of land, it could be a part of somebody's garden where there isn't a great deal of value. But of course, it could be a large area, acres of property development land, which is subject to planning permission, which would be very valuable indeed. So, the short answer is yes, land is property.

The government has created the Help to Buy ISA scheme to help hardworking people save towards their first home. First time buyers can save up to £200 a month towards their first home with a Help to Buy ISA and the government will boost their savings by 25%. That's £50 government bonus for every £200 saved up to a maximum government bonus of £3,000. The bonus is available for home purchases up to £450,000 in London, and up to £250,000 outside London.

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Residential Property Team

Mullis & Peake’s Residential Property Team have been recognised as one of the best in the country, having won several national awards. Our highly skilled team have expertise in a wide range of residential property matters, including buying and selling freehold and leasehold property, remortgaging, lease extensions, enfranchisement of leasehold property, transfer of equity, declaration of trust, equity release, and new builds.

Solicitor

Vernon Sellahewa

Vernon joined the Residential Property team at Mullis & Peake in December 2022.
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Licensed Conveyancer

Gayna Percival

Gayna joined the Conveyancing team at Mullis & Peake in January 2020.
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Senior Associate Solicitor

Paul Fursman

Paul qualified as a solicitor in 2010 and specialises in Residential Property matters.

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