Residential property

Our high-value residential property team is experienced in assisting clients to purchase, mortgage, let and sell their residential properties.

Our technical expertise and experience in the property sector allows us to give practical and easy to understand advice to clients, and to progress transactions at speed.
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Providing a proactive and highly responsive service is at the heart of our residential property practice. We appreciate the need to progress transactions as quickly and as smoothly as possible, and to guide clients through this process so they are kept up to date at all times.

As part of a full-service City law firm, as well as our real estate experience, we are able to draw on the expertise of our private wealth, tax and banking departments to be able to provide a full-service offering to clients and ensure transactions are structured in the most efficient way.

Our pricing for our residential conveyancing can be found here.

"Stephenson Harwood has a diverse team that specialises in many areas such as key real estate acquisitions. Stephenson Harwood has a vast range of experts who they are able to draw upon internally and are able to offer advice and guidance in some of the most complex matters."

The Legal 500 UK 2024

Individual client

Advised a high net worth individual on the purchase of a newly constructed Thames-side apartment in Fulham.

Belgravia sale

Acted for the seller of a long-leasehold property in Lennox Gardens, Belgravia.  The sale included the assignment of various warranties and the discharge of associated security.

Sale of Kensington flat and management company share

Advised the seller (an Isle of Man SPV company) on a £2.6 million sale of a leasehold flat in Kensington, with associated sale of share in management company.  The transaction was complicated by the need to agree the form of a new lease to be granted simultaneously with completion of the sale.

Mortgage of Mayfair asset valued in excess of £100,000,000

Advising a bank on the mortgage of a residential property in Mayfair valued in excess of £100,000,000. The work involved undertaking full property due diligence, liaising with valuation experts and negotiating the loan agreement and security documentation. 

Mortgage of £7.5 million property in Virginia Water

Acted for the owner of a £7.5 million freehold property (with a gross development value of £14 million) on the proposed grant of a mortgage to a European lender.

Refinance of two Belgravia properties

Acting for a lender on the refinance of two Belgravia properties with a combined value of c.£22 million, owned by BVI SPV companies. Work involved includes agreeing form of loan and security documentation and carrying out property due diligence.

Financing the purchase of seven Mayfair Apartments 

Acting for a lender on the financing of a purchase of seven apartments situated within two buildings in Mayfair, with a combined value of £45,000,000. The work involved co-ordinating the completion of the lender's security documentation and property due diligence for each of the apartments, which were contained within both a new building under construction and a traditional mid terraced London building.

Loan secured over a large country estate

Acting for a lender on a loan to a borrower secured over a large country estate with a value of £38,000,000, comprised of a Grade II Listed Georgian Country House and numerous associated outbuildings set in a 508 acre holding. The work involved co-ordinating the completion of the lender's security documentation and property due diligence for all buildings and land at the property.

Acquisition of country residence

Advised a high net worth individual on the purchase of a prominent country residence with associated grounds and woodland in the Nottingham area.

Residential ownership re-structuring

Advised on the real aspects of a revisions to the ownership structure of 6 riverside flats in south London for a high net worth family with a combined value of circa £12,000,000.

Multi-property acquisition

Acted for a purchaser on the acquisition of three residential properties in Weybridge. The three residential properties formed three adjoining plots and we continue to advise the purchaser on the proposed redevelopment of those three residential properties into a new circa 20,000 square foot house.

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