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Our New Build team provides a range of advice on residential schemes in London and across the UK, including planning, construction, corporate and off-plan sales. Our clients benefit from our longstanding expertise and know-how in this area, and the reassurance that we can anticipate the issues which will matter.

We are able to quickly identify and address any issues that may affect a proposed project. This might include tax issues, development constraints or opportunities, critical timing issues, funding requirements and disposal strategies.  Any of these might influence ownership structures and the relationships between development partners.

When it comes to acquisitions of new leases, whether the apartments are built or remain off-plan and whether the marketing is conducted in the UK or abroad, we have lawyers who will advise on:

  • Reservation provisions
  • Contractual rights and obligations
  • Deposit arrangements
  • Contractual assignments
  • Structure of the lease and service charges
  • Completion processes and the needs of lenders

We pride ourselves on looking after our clients and guiding them through the acquisition process as smoothly as possible.

We also have a huge amount of experience in acting for overseas investors and enjoy working with clients from: Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Turkey, South Africa, Thailand and wider territories.  We understand the unique pressures of investing from abroad and relish acting as your trusted advisors.

Buying property in the UK

A conveyancing transaction in the UK has four stages, and we will help you through all of them:

  • the reservation process (also known as the pre-contract stage)
  • exchange of contracts
  • completion
  • post-completion and registration procedures

We can assist you with the entire process and also give you bespoke advice about ownership structures. For tax efficiency, you may wish to consider holding your property through an offshore company or trust structure, or you may also wish to consider personal ownership. We can guide you through this process quickly and easily.

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