Working with a range of commercial and residential developers, one of my great satisfactions is to see a development come to life.
That process involves getting to know my clients really well so that I can achieve their goals, and my experience in the marketplace is invaluable in that regard. I work in exactly the same way with landlords and tenants and my clients who hold property portfolios – I like to stay one step ahead of their needs.
Outside work, I love to spend time with family and friends.
Invite us to a site visit if possible; it allows us to get a better understanding of the property and any possible issues or constraints we should be aware of.
Involve us early – we can help advise on heads of terms, and carry out early due diligence on title and submit searches which may reveal important issues which shape your negotiations.
Let us know at the outset what timescale you are working to so we can help meet your objectives and advise you on what is realistic in that timescale.
How long will it take?
This obviously depends on the nature of the transaction, but I am always keen to be open about what is involved and manage clients’ expectations.
Can you give this a quick ‘health check’?
I can provide the level of service you want, but it is much better if you involve me fully from the start so I can ensure you’re best protected.
Do I need to do searches when buying a property?
In most cases, yes. Search results reveal possible constraints on property which won’t always be evident on inspection.