Residential property​

Residential property

You may be buying your first home, moving property or purchasing a holiday home but the excitement for you, has to be tempered with the need to ensure any legal requirements and processes are dealt with correctly and thoroughly.

Our specialist team deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing, whether you are buying or selling a property. They are qualified in all aspects of property law and are there to help provide smooth passage for your transaction and just as importantly, to make sure you avoid any pitfalls; protecting your interests at every stage from making an offer to receiving the keys.

They will explain everything you need to consider before collecting information and documentation from you to set the process in motion. This includes explaining any costs and expenses involved, such as Stamp Duty, VAT, Land Registry fees and Search fees.

We also understand the stress that can be part and parcel of buying or selling a property. Our specialists will make sure you receive information and updates only when you need them; keeping you in touch with progress and explaining what is happening as each stage is completed.

Remortgaging is undertaken for a variety of reasons: switching to obtain a better deal or simply to increase the size of an existing mortgage to release funds to pay for home improvements, or other purposes. Whatever your reason for remortgaging, many of the same legal processes required to secure your original mortgage will apply on remortgaging.

An important aspect for many people remortgaging is that it is arranged quickly, especially if funds are required for a specific project. Our specialists will deal with the legal requirements as quickly as possible, while ensuring our first priority is always to protect your legal position.

If you are considering purchasing property with a view to using it for buy-to-let purposes, it is vital that you take expert legal advice. When you purchase a property for renting out you are effectively starting a small business by becoming a landlord. As a result you will need to find tenants, check their references, collect rent and deal with any tenant disputes.

Our specialist practitioners can guide you through your legal responsibilities, such as carrying out repairs, maintaining the safe supply of gas and electricity and ensuring fire safety regulations for premises and furnishings are met. We can also draw up tenancy agreements, deal with tenant disputes, termination of leases (including “Notices to quit”) and if required, instigate eviction procedures.

Our team of experts can guide you through the various issues surrounding equity release schemes, if you are considering releasing some of the equity in your home.

It is crucial to ensure the rights to your property are not compromised by the scheme you are considering and that the scheme is appropriate to your circumstances. Ideally you should also check that the scheme belongs to the Safe Home Income Plans (SHIP) Code of Practice.

You may also need to consider the impact on arrangements made in your Will and how the plan affects your inheritance tax situation. We can explain the benefits and potential problems of these arrangements and how they affect your estate.

We provide help and advice on all aspects of Landlord and Tenancy law, including preparation of tenancy agreements and arrangements to terminate leases. We also advise landlords on how to deal with difficult tenants and provide assistance for tenants whose landlords are acting outside the law, or ignoring their responsibilities to tenants. We can also provide assistance in resolving disputes for either party.

Conveyancing Team

Our team has over 63 years of collective experience in delivering high quality residential as well as commercial conveyancing. The team is experienced in dealing with freehold, leasehold, registered or unregistered properties.

We have four members of the team who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Naresh Kulisra, Partner and Head of Conveyancing Department.

Naresh Kulisra- Partner

Naresh is the head of our Conveyancing department, he has more than 40 years’ experience in residential and commercial conveyancing.

He has been practising in this field for a long time now and has assisted in thousands of conveyancing.

He is CQS accredited and has completed all the training and courses required to keep him up to date with the law and rules.

Sherali Lakhani– Partner

Sherali Lakhani mainly deals with commercial conveyancing, and has experience in complex commercial conveyancing as well as Landlord and Tenant issues. He has gained conveyancing experience of over five years now.

Sherali qualified as a solicitor in 2001 after gaining a law degree from Thames Valley University. He completed his legal practice course from De Montfort University in Leicester and thereafter completed his training with Athi Kulisra Smith Solicitors. He became a partner in 2013.

Sherali has completed CQS training.

Arooj J Khan Lodhi – Associate

Arooj qualified as a solicitor in 2020. She has been working with our firm for the last 5 years and has gained extensive experience in residential conveyancing. She is able to handle complex leasehold matters.

She obtained her Law degree from the University of Bedfordshire, and completed her Legal Practice course from the Hertfordshire University.

She has passed all her courses for Conveyancing Quality Scheme.

Priscila Dittrich – Associate

Priscila qualified as a solicitor in November 2018. She attended the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

She has been working in our Conveyancing department for the last 1 ½ years. She has gained experience in Commercial as well as residential conveyancing. She has gone through the Conveyancing Quality scheme course and successfully completed the same.

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