Lawrence Stephens

Residential Real Estate

Built on success

  • Bringing people, capital and opportunity together
  • Enabling clients to decide, extracting maximum value from their assets
  • Creating commercial solutions to get the deal done

Our Residential Real Estate team advises on a wide range of residential property.  Drawing on a wealth of experience, we handle property matters with varying degrees of complexity, providing a client-focused service of the highest quality and delivering practical, relevant and commercially-driven advice to support our clients’ objectives.

A diverse spectrum of UK and international clients use our services including: companies, developers, property funds, financial institutions, corporate/retail occupiers, family offices, trust administrators, private investors and high-net-worth individuals.

They all need advice that blends legal expertise with sound commercial judgment.  In delivering such advice, we ensure that their investments are protected and their transactions proceed smoothly.

Our reputation is built on substantial sectoral expertise combined with significant experience of navigating the UK property market.  Underpinning our bespoke service, we offer a tailored approach that is uniquely designed to suit the needs of each individual client.

Operating to tight deadlines, we identify problems and offer clear, concise solutions that enable successful client outcomes.  We work closely with the Firm’s other specialist departments to ensure that every aspect of each transaction is handled seamlessly.

We also have established relationships with other professional service providers (e.g. agents, financiers, and surveyors), helping each transaction to proceed and optimising our clients’ commercial interests.

Accreditation by the Conveyancing Quality Scheme recognises the high standards of conveyancing advice that our firm provides and the steps that we take to manage and mitigate risks. 

Our residential property work and expertise includes:

  • Leasehold and freehold purchases and sales for both UK and overseas clients
  • Re-mortgages: residential mortgages, development finance, short-term bridging loans, primary and mezzanine funding, debt restructuring, and Islamic/Shariah-compliant financing.
  • Exclusivity / lock out agreements
  • Auction sales and purchases
  • Leases: both statutory and non-statutory lease extensions
  • Transfers of equity
  • Plot sales and purchases
  • Funding arrangements for property acquisition and development transactions
  • Joint ownership agreements