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Harriet Batten Associate T:01865 811798 M:07387 023216

A specialist in residential property and land transactions.

Harriet handles the administration involved in the sale and purchase of residential property from starter homes to multi-million pound purchases, with much of her work being properties over £1million.  She is experienced in transactions involving registered and unregistered title, freehold and leasehold property, land acquisition through to plot sales, the sale of small residential developments and new build purchases, and in dealing with adverse possession claims, remortgages, and transfers of equity.  She has particular expertise in transactions following probate that pass property to beneficiaries under a will, and property transactions when someone dies intestate.

Harriet acts for first time buyers and the general public as well as high-net-worth and notable individuals in music, entertainment and sport.

Recent examples of how Harriet has helped clients include:

  • enabling a client to buy a new property by ensuring the timely re-mortgage of an existing property necessary for the purchase, all to tight deadlines for completion;
  • facilitating the sale of a residential plot for a developer by handling, under extreme time pressure, all documentation related to unique restrictive covenants and benefits; and
  • ensuring that two daughters living in different jurisdictions could inherit property from their late mother's will by drafting a Declaration of Trust detailing their share, and finalising the property transfer.