My work combines investigation and collaboration – the investigation of the title to a property, along with searches and surveys or valuations, and the collaboration with a client to ensure that we achieve our common goal of a swift and trouble-free transaction.
I always keep that goal, and my client’s objectives in mind, so that my advice is genuinely tailored to their needs – because I work for a wide range of people, from first-time buyers or property companies buying from the receivers to national charities and trusts, I have to be flexible in my thinking and ready to respond quickly.
Beyond work I really enjoy spending time with my family but I’m also interested in travel because I want to experience different cultures.
Tell your solicitor about your objectives and timescales from the outset so that advice and prioritisation can be tailored accordingly.
Read all paperwork and reports thoroughly and ask as many questions as you can so that informed decisions can be made.
Seek professional advice; most importantly, instruct a surveyor to inspect the physical condition of a property – do not simply rely on lender valuation surveys.
How long will the transaction take?
That depends on the nature and complexity of the transaction. Typically six to eight weeks is a realistic deadline for a straight forward transaction, however regular updates are provided to keep clients informed of progress and timescales
How much will it cost?
A fixed fee estimate will be provided at the outset of the transaction so that clients can budget accordingly
Will there be a charge for an aborted transaction?
It depends on the stage of the aborted transaction and the work involved, but a fair level of fees will be agreed after an open and honest discussion.