Buying & Selling Freehold and Leasehold Property – Specialist Legal Support

At Aristone Solicitors, we understand that all transactions involving residential property are unique. Whether you’re the buyer or seller of a leasehold or freehold property, you need the right legal representation to ensure a smooth transaction.

For more than 25 years, the team at Aristone Solicitors has been providing tailored legal support for residential property sellers and buyers across the UK. Our goal is to streamline and simplify all aspects of the transaction, for the mutual benefit of both parties.

How Are Leasehold Properties and Freehold Properties Different?

When you take ownership of a freehold property, you become the rightful owner of not only the property itself, but also the land beneath it. By contrast, becoming the owner of a leasehold property means you take ownership of the building for the amount of time specified in the agreement, but you do not own the land it stands on. As a general rule of thumb, houses are usually sold as freehold properties, while flats and residences in shared buildings are sold as leasehold properties.

One of the key differences being that when you take ownership of the freehold property, it is your sole responsibility to maintain the upkeep of both the building and its surroundings. However, if you own a leasehold property, the freeholder (i.e. the owner of the land it stands on) will take responsibility for the upkeep and maintenance of the building and its surroundings.

Purchasing Freehold and Leasehold Property

Whether you are considering buying a leasehold property or freehold property of any kind, we can provide the expert legal support and representation you need. Our team of conveyancing lawyers bring more than 25 years’ combined experience to every case and transaction we oversee. We understand the concerns and complexities that accompany such major purchases, which is why we strive to simplify the process and ensure all information is communicated in plain English.

If you have found a property you would like to purchase, we’re standing by with the support you need for a smooth and simple transaction. Even if you’re yet to decide whether or not to go ahead, we’d be happy to hear from you. We can carry out all important legal checks and assessments on your behalf, in order to avoid delays and complications at a later stage. We’ll also ensure that the seller has the legal entitlement to transfer ownership of the property to you, the buyer.

Tailored Leasehold and Freehold Property Legal Services

At Aristone Solicitors, we specialise in bespoke legal advice and representation for all types of residential property purchases and sales. Unlike some, we tailor the services we provide to meet the exact requirements and budgets of the clients we work with. From initial advice to extensive property surveys to completing complex transactions as quickly as possible, we’ll handle the complexities of the process on your behalf.

In addition, we can also provide the support you need to ensure you get a good deal on your mortgage, if you choose to take out a home loan. Let Aristone Solicitors examine your mortgage offer and verify the clarity, completeness and fairness of all terms and conditions set out by the lender.

Freehold and Leasehold Property Sales

When the time comes to sell a residential property, the seller’s priority is getting the best possible price as quickly and painlessly as possible. For this to happen, you need qualified legal representation – a go-between to correspond with the buyer’s representatives. At Aristone Solicitors, we offer far more than basic legal representation. We go the extra mile to ensure our clients receive the best possible price for their residential properties, while avoiding delays and complications throughout the transaction.

Residential Conveyancing for High Net Worth Clients

Alongside our standard conveyancing services, we also provide specialist residential conveyancing for high net worth clients. Aristone Solicitors has successfully facilitated the sale and purchase of dozens of high-value properties across the UK, providing expert support and representation for buyers and sellers alike.

Whether you’re relocating or adjusting your property portfolio, we’re standing by with the support you need for a smooth, simple and streamlined transaction.

We’d be delighted to offer you an obligation-free consultation to discuss your requirements in more detail. Call Aristone Solicitors anytime, or drop us an email and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

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