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Samantha Houlden, Partner

Real Estate

Direct Dial: 01223 581 445
Mobile: 07493 971 540

A bit about me

Why this type of law?

Although property law wasn’t my first choice of practice area, I love the wide variety of property transactions I get involved in.  I have a vast amount of experience in all aspects of non-contentious property law, including a full range of residential and commercial property related matters. This means that no two days are the ever same.  I act for a variety of individual and corporate residential and commercial clients. This gives me exposure to a hugely diverse range of people, some of whom are going through one of the most stressful experiences a person can encounter and, therefore, it’s important that my approach and advice is tailored to meet each individual client’s needs . My role can be extremely challenging at times but delivering pragmatic solutions and exceeding client’s expectations is what I enjoy most about the work I do.

How do you go above and beyond?

My clients say I am approachable, responsive and accessible. They are often surprised when they receive an email or telephone call from me outside of office hours or over the weekend. I listen to what my clients need and do what I can to make their transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible.

Want to know more?

If you buying or selling a home, instruct your solicitor at the earliest possible opportunity so that they can review your paperwork and flag anything which could be an issue – this will help your transaction proceed as smoothly as possible.

Try not to agree unrealistic timescales – this just leads to everyone feeling disappointed and frustrated.

How long will it take to complete my purchase?

This depends on a number of things, including how quickly your mortgage application is processed and your offer is issued, how quickly your survey is undertaken, the turnaround time for your search results, the complexity of the chain but, most importantly, efficiency of the other parties in the chain act – the chain can only move forward when everyone is ready.

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