Residential property and conveyancing

I know that with the team at Penningtons Manches the level of communication will be first class.

Moving house is the third most stressful event in life, following death and divorce, according to the Employee Relocation Council and, on average, a person moves 11.7 times. Our solicitors work hard to minimise difficulties by being easy to reach and talk to throughout the sale or purchase of your home or property investment.

As every client’s requirements are different, our residential property service is tailored to meet your individual needs and to pre-empt problems where possible through clear communication, meticulous attention to detail and our in-depth technical knowledge of property law.

We have built an enviable reputation with not only our clients but also with estate agents and developers for our ability to resolve issues in a creative and pragmatic way, overcoming obstacles and meeting tight deadlines. Our specialist conveyancing solicitors recognise that speed is often of the essence and that you want to be informed and consulted at every key stage when buying a new home.

In addition to residential property transactions of all sizes ranging from high value properties to cottages and studio flats for use as a home or as an investment, we advise on the purchase and disposal of land, the sub-division of land and the refinancing of property. From our offices in London, Basingstoke, Guildford and Oxford, we support clients throughout the UK and internationally.

Our significant experience of landlord and tenant matters enables us to provide comprehensive legal advice on lease extensions, the acquisition of freeholds subject to leases, tenant rental agreements and the whole range of ‘buy to let’ issues facing a new residential landlord.

As we work closely with other teams within Penningtons Manches, we can also assist you with the tax implications of the purchase and disposal of property and land and any immigration issues affecting overseas buyers.

We offer expert advice on:

  • residential property conveyancing
  • purchase, disposal and subdivision of land
  • complex land law issues
  • landlord and tenant matters
  • ‘buy to let’ and investment property issues
  • leasehold enfranchisement
  • legal formalities of mortgages and remortgages
  • tax planning
  • French property and succession
  • international mobility integrated advice service

Recent Work Highlights

Extensive portfolio

In an average financial year dealing with residential properties with a combined value in excess of £1 billion.

Substantial tax savings

Successfully beating the clock to meet the capital gains deadline for exchange of contracts on the sale of an extensive country property. For our client, this achievement meant a sizeable tax saving.

Complex investment purchases

Acquiring a residential investment property with a complicated leasehold title for our client. The property was a company sale in the hands of an administrative receiver.



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Legal 500 - Top Firm Multilaw
Lexcel accredited European Law Group

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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