Buying and selling a house is one of the most stressful experiences you can go through. It’s my job to help manage and remove as much of that stress as possible. Not only do I help you to move smoothly, I get to share in your happiness when you complete on the house of your dreams.
I act for private individuals in residential property-related enquiries and matters including first time buyers, property investors and developers. I’m knowledgeable and professional, and always reliable and friendly, answering any queries you have, even outside of working hours. I really care about getting the process right, explaining all the details and doing whatever I can to meet your needs, and if possible, your time frames.
To get good results, I’ll think outside of the box. Above all, I’m passionate about making a difference.
It takes as long as it takes – transactions can only happen when all parties are ready. Setting unrealistic deadlines only makes the process more stressful.
All transactions are different and conveyancing law changes all the time. Don’t compare your move with others, and don’t worry – we’re always here to help.
Even if you’ve not heard from us for a while, there are still things happening behind the scenes. If you have any queries, or you would like an update, please call us – we’re here.
Setting up a home together should be a time of certainty. Make sure you both understand the rules with a Living Together Agreement.
Buying your first house is a big financial commitment. A Declaration of Trust protects both parties.
Legally, when you buy a property with a partner you can be joint tenants where you have equal rights to the whole property, or tenants in common where you own different shares of the property. There are consequences and considerations for both types of ownership so it’s important to choose what is right for you.
How long will it take?
We do our best to ensure it happens as quickly as possible. However, there are many other parties involved, like search providers, mortgage lenders, the rest of the chain and other solicitors. We have no control over their turnaround times.
Can you chase?
We are very proactive and will contact third parties when needed. However, make use of your estate agents. They are best placed to chase, as they’re are able to contact the seller, buyer, other estate agents or solicitors directly.
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After a number of solicitors had tried to solve the problem, Harrison Clark Rickerbys’ Real Estate Residential Team in Cheltenham rectified a complicated title issue for the Sandersons.
When they were told a restriction on their property title was making it unsellable, the Sandersons were desperate to find a solution to the problem. Zoe Touhey, partner and Head of Residential Property in Cheltenham and Worcester, looked at the issue from a practical perspective and broke the issue down into its simplest form.
A certificate needed to be provided by a management company which was no longer in existence, but a new one had taken over. Zoe was able to draft the relevant documentation needed by HM Land Registry in order to resolve the issue.
Not only did this benefit the clients who were now able to sell their property, it also benefited the new management company as the properties for which they were responsible could also be sold.
Mr Sanderson said: “Having previously been told by other solicitors that this would be an extremely costly and time consuming issue, I was pleasantly surprised that Harrison Clark Rickerbys rectified this very quickly and my sale moved to completion very smoothly.”