The private property market has been particularly buoyant on the back of the health crisis, driven by tax breaks such as Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) relief and lifestyle changes.
The Land Registry have recently made changes, so it is easier for us to support you virtually, such as allowing digital signing. This more flexible virtual support will also help international buyers.
Overseas property investment in the UK
Our private property lawyers, can support you on tax-driven property transactions, as part of a unified service, we work closely with our international Tax and Wealth structuring team, particularly for non-domiciled or non-resident clients.
Our private property law expertise includes:
- buying and selling of UK residential and investment property
- leasehold enfranchisement
- property consultancy - portfolio management, lettings and disposals
- landed estates and country houses
- international clients purchasing UK property
- farms and agriculture
- equine properties
- rural estate management
- property disputes
- planning considerations, and
- construction and building contracts.
For more information about our management and succession planning for those owning landed estates and heritage property, please click here.
Meet our private property lawyers
Register of Overseas Entities
Read more about the registration requirements for trust structures holding UK real estate and reporting requirements under the TRS and ROE
Buying or selling a house with a septic tank - what you need to know
Find out what you need to know if you are planning to buy or sell a property with a septic tank.
London’s Super Prime Resi-market Growth Continues
Simon Green and Jeffrey Lee write for Hong Kong Lawyer on buying residential property in England
An overview of the conveyancing process when acquiring residential property as well as some key points to consider.
William Marriott quoted by The Daily Telegraph on Land Registry delays
Property buyers flood the Land Registry with complaints after delays leave movers frustrated.
Form ESW1 – where are we now?
Electrical safety standards in the private rented sector from 1 April 2021
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector will apply to existing specified tenancies from 1 April 2021.
Hayley Lalsing and Laura Sheftel write for Property Law Journal on the Electrical Safety Standards in the private rented sector
The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector Regulations 2020 will apply to existing specified tenancies from 1 April 2021.
EWS1 Forms - the latest episode
RICS have now published their highly anticipated guidance on when EWS1 forms will be required.
High Court finds former unmarried couple hold weekend home as beneficial joint tenants (despite just one funding the whole £1,550,000 purchase price)
Knight Frank Wealth Report: The Global Perspective on Prime Property & Investment
Knight Frank partners joined Charles Russell Speechlys for a virtual panel-led discussion on the Knight Frank Wealth Report
Thomas Moran has been quoted in the Evening Standard on the stamp duty surcharge on foreign homebuyers
Foreign buyers of property worth more than £1.5m will be subject to a 17 per cent tax rate from April 2021.
William Marriott quoted by The Telegraph on the impact of Land Registry delays on the UK property market
Home buyers and sellers are at risk of missing the stamp duty holiday because of hold-ups, which could cause deals to collapse.
Need a holiday? How about extending one?
William Marriott quoted by iNews on the Stamp Duty holiday and its impact on the housing market
The property market - known knowns and a longer game
Virtual house viewings – making sure what you see is what you get
Opportunities for overseas investors buying English residential property
Thomas Moran quoted by The Law Society Gazette on the state of play in the UK residential property market during the COVID-19 pandemic
Naomi Nettleton and Tristram van Lawick quoted by Citywealth on the ways in which landowners are embracing change to sustain and diversify their operations