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Tracey Gibbons

Conveyancing Executive, Residential Property Real Estate

About me

Working in real estate provides an interesting and varied workload – I thoroughly enjoy the pressure that comes from this fast-paced environment. Providing a supportive, empathetic service to my clients helps me to build bonds with them, leading to longstanding client relationships. With over 25 years’ experience, I’ve found communication and transparency are key to a smooth transaction. I mainly act for individuals in their property transactions and have previously acted for clients with large portfolios as well as first time buyers and those referred to me through housing associations.

My specialisms include shared ownership, right to buy schemes and working with elderly people – for example in equity release and retirement properties.

Outside of work my passions include my family and being outside in nature – I also volunteer for Girlguiding as a Brownie Leader.

Top Tips & FAQs

Discover my top tips

Obtain a survey. Buying a property is the single most expensive purchase you are ever likely to make, and the only way you can be sure that the property is structurally sound is with a survey.

Don’t rush. Buying your dream home is exciting, but take time to review the paperwork provided to you and ask any questions you may have. Rushing the process has the potential to make things more stressful.

My frequently asked questions

How long will my transaction take?

There is no definitive answer to this question – It is generally accepted, however, that a standard residential transaction will take around 12-16 weeks from when you instruct us. You should be aware that there are many different third parties and external factors which affect the length of a transaction and that leasehold matters generally take longer.

My property is freehold – can’t I do whatever I like with it?

It is common for most freehold properties to have covenants on their deeds. Covenants are legal promises to do or not to do something and you are legally obliged to comply with them.

Do I have to provide my buyer with a gas and electrical safety check?

There is no legal obligation on a seller to provide a gas or electrical safety check for their property unless they have been letting it out, in which case the landlord & tenant rules require these checks to be undertaken. In property law, the maxim “let the buyer beware” applies, although it is common for a buyer to ask whether you will provide such checks during the course of their enquiries.

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