A conveyancing legal executive with over 35 years’ experience.
Paul advises in the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold residential property and in related matters, such as remortgages and the transfers of ownership between spouses, civil partners and cohabitees. He also advises on the bulk acquisition of properties which are to be made available as affordable housing and on specialist, employee-based housing schemes.
Paul acts for private individuals, including high-profile sports personalities, housing associations and a leading university.
Examples of how Paul has helped clients include:
- completing the acquisition of a million-pound property in London which had attic and basement extensions requiring extensive structural investigation and confirming that all planning and building regulation requirements had been met;
- securing a £12,800 saving in stamp duty land tax on the purchase of a second home in Wales by claiming multiple dwellings relief for a separate holiday cottage situated in the grounds of the main property;
- breaking the deadlock when a freeholder’s failure to deal with pre-contract sale enquiries promptly was threatening to jeopardise the sale; and
- advising worried home owners on the implications of notices received from the Duchy of Lancaster requiring them to agree to the registration of mines and minerals rights against their properties.