Helping you buy or sell leasehold residential property.

We're here to advise you on every stage of buying or selling leasehold residential property – including all the additional documentation involved with extending or negotiating a lease.

Property transactions are complicated.

We make your life simpler.

Whether you’re buying or selling, leasehold properties comes with a great deal of paperwork. Our residential property experts meticulously double-check every detail to make your transaction as easy as possible.

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Your complete leasehold property service.

Our specialist team will take care of all the work required for the sale or purchase of a leasehold home – including dealing with leaseholders’ solicitors. So you can buy or sell with complete confidence.

 

 

Our services include:

Checking buyer’s finances are in place

Advice on Help to Buy ISAs and Lifetime ISAs

Advice on Capital Gains Tax

Handy mortgage calculator

Liaising with estate agents

Dealing with leaseholders’ solicitors

Negotiating lease extensions

Receiving and advising on contract documents

Obtaining further planning documents

Advising you on all documents and information

Checking mortgage offers

Preparing Transfer Deeds

Preparing Stamp Duty Land Tax Returns

Preparing completion statements

Handling deposit money

Exchanging contracts

Deal with Land Registry applications

Jarna Rahman

Working With Our Service Team

Our diverse and innovative team will work in partnership with you and the wider professional community to add value, simplify the legal process and mitigate risks. You can rest assured you’re working with property experts who work tirelessly on your behalf and keep you updated every step of the way.

- Jarna Rahman

If you have an enquiry in relation to Residential Property or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The average process takes between 12 – 16 weeks. It can be quicker or slower, depending on the parties in the chain. Leasehold properties tend to take longer due to there being more complex legalities to sort through before the transaction can become legally binding.

We aim to be as transparent as possible with our legal fees. Fees vary dependent on the price of the property you are purchasing / selling. You can view our pricing chart here.

A Leasehold property means you are only leasing the land / property for a stated number of years. Due to this you will normally have to pay either monthly or yearly service charges as part of the building’s maintenance costs. It is important you check and understand the implications of purchasing a Leasehold Property.

A standard Lease is usually 99 years however this can vary from as short as 40 years to as long as 999 years. It is important that you are fully aware of the lease length before committing to a purchase.

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If you have a legal enquiry and would like to speak to one of our specialist team, please get in touch. We aim to respond within 2 hours of receiving your enquiry and look forward to hearing from you.

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Meet Your Lawyers


Gurdev Singh Mann

Senior Associate

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Ko Michaili

Solicitor

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What Our Clients Say
 

Charlotte and her team did a great job of getting the sale completed, dealing with some other solicitors in the chain that appeared to be brain dead and uninterested. She kept me updated and chased things as needed on time. I felt she went above and beyond working on her day off because there was a chance the parties would exchange contracts that day. Very helpful and efficient. Many thanks to Charlotte and Claire. Great service.

Charlotte Judd

From Mr T

 

I would recommend FBC Manby Bowdler especially Raj Phandey at the practice who dealt with my sale. Very professional & nothing was too much trouble. It made a stressful time more bearable to be able to always speak to the person dealing with my case.

Raj Phandey

From Ms Green

 

Parvinder Sanghera dealt with this transaction extremely efficiently. I was able to contact her directly, kept me up to date with various stages. She dealt with all queries raised. Would definitely recommend her.

Parvinder Kaur Sanghera

From Louise

 

Usual excellent professional service provided. No difficulties in any way. Normally deal with Wolverhampton office but meeting Shrewsbury office staff was a pleasure too. Always happy to recommend FBC Manby Bowdler.

Louise Jones

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