Residential Property

Property sales and purchases
Our highly experienced, specialist residential property solicitors are ideally placed to help you with buying or selling property, offering proactive, strategic and cost-effective advice from start to finish.

We have excellent relationships with local property agents in Fulham, Chelsea and beyond, as well as with other professionals such as surveyors, brokers and managing agents of leasehold properties. We do, however, maintain our independence by never requesting or accepting referral fees.

We can help you with:

  • buying a new house or apartment
  • selling your property
  • remortgaging your property
  • buy-to-let investments
  • transferring property for tax planning and probate

We will ensure the process is as smooth and stress-free as possible, outlining all the stages involved and keeping you up-to-date every step of the way. Please read our Preparing Your Home for Sale guide for more information on selling.

Leasehold properties
Leasehold houses, flats and maisonettes require particular care when issuing, selling or taking on a lease. Woodfords has particular expertise in this area, advising our wide range of clients on all aspects of leasehold properties including:

  • the grant of a new lease
  • lease extensions or variations
  • applying for consent under your lease
  • leasehold enfranchisement
  • the transfer of a freehold interest
  • advice on management companies
  • landlord and tenant disputes

We maintain an up-to-date database with details of most leasehold properties within the area, as well as the managing agents/landlords requirements. This enables us to quickly answer any enquiries raised and move to exchange of contracts without delay.

Remortgaging, transferring or releasing equity
We know that speed is key when remortgaging a property or transferring or releasing equity. Our attention to detail and efficient case-management technology ensures that we progress your matter in a way that suits your needs as fast as possible.

Lease enfranchisement
As the owner of a leasehold property, there are a number of steps that can be taken to maximise the return on your investment, including lease extension or enfranchisement. We can help you assess what works best for your business.

Recent work undertaken

  • Acting for a high-net-worth individual in the acquisition of an apartment in the landed estates
  • Acting upon the collective purchase of freehold of a large block of over 100 flats
  • Acting on the creation of flat leases in a new build development including Help to Buy sales
  • Acquiring flats in a Chelsea building and advising upon converting property back into house and advising on the sale
  • Acquisition and sales of Prime Central London Property and those on private Surrey Estates for values in excess of £5m

What it will cost

We are happy to have an initial discussion over the phone regarding international matters free of charge. After that we will charge a consultation fee if a meeting is required. During this we will endeavour to provide a fixed price quotation for our services and clear guidance on any further costs. The consultation fee will usually be deducted from the overall legal costs.

What our clients say

“Can’t praise this company enough. They managed to get my house purchase completed in extremely challenging circumstances. They worked so hard and kept me absolutely up to date and informed at all times. I have bought and sold houses 14 times over the years and this was the best conveyancing service I have used for sure.”

“We engaged Woodfords to act as our solicitors for selling our property in Fulham. We were expecting a predicted 12-16 week turnaround. We completed in under 8 weeks which is a fantastic performance. A smooth and very efficient service.”

“After having them recommended, I’ve used Woodfords three times for property transactions, and have no hesitation recommending them. My most recent sale/purchase was all pretty stressful, and it was very reassuring having a safe set of hands, and never having to worry about the legals.”