An experienced residential conveyancing solicitor.
Rachel handles the sale and purchase of residential freehold and leasehold properties. She is experienced in new builds, older homes, blocks of flats, holiday homes, buy-to-lets and ecclesiastical properties, notably decommissioned churches earmarked for residential redevelopment. She also advises on financing and refinancing arrangements, particularly for clients with a substantial property portfolio. Her expertise encompasses advice on mortgages, remortgages, transfers of equity and government backed initiatives, including shared ownership and help-to-buy schemes.
Rachel acts for individuals and companies and has also acted for pension funds. Current clients include private and corporate portfolio owners, high-net-worth individuals and professional sports personalities.
Recent examples of how Rachel has helped clients include:
- refinancing an £11 million property portfolio to make it more tax efficient and to save the couple who owned it over £11,000 a month in mortgage repayments;
- completing the purchase of a £3 million home for a premiership footballer relocating to the North West;
- persuading a national developer to abandon plans to sell properties on an exclusive development on a leasehold basis, thereby enabling her client to acquire a freehold property; and
- correcting deficiencies in a holiday home lease, on behalf of the tenants, in order to formalise arrangements for the property’s management