Luxury Residential Property

Buying and selling luxury residential property in a competitive market

The purchase or sale of a high value home requires strategic and thoughtful legal advice to manage and mitigate against the complexities involved in such a transaction. Your requirements will need to be placed front and centre when considering the finer details of your wider wealth strategy and it is important that your legal advisors not only understand, but also respect this.

The Residential Property team is deeply embedded in the prime London and national residential market. We deliver exceptional legal advice to high net worth individuals and provide the ultimate client experience. My team's core focus is to share their knowledge to enable you to navigate the legal practicalities of buying and selling high value assets.

At Forsters we pride ourselves in our ability to provide an integrated service, with a firmwide team who can act on the full range of matters experienced during a property's lifecycle. Our focus is to ensure that you feel supported and that the value of your asset is fully protected.

We work regularly with the top advisors in the high value sector. Our relationships with the key estate agents and buying agents ensure that you are provided with a cohesive team approach and an understanding of the complete dynamics of the market and enable us to move forward efficiently and handle negotiations on your behalf.

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A Guide to Buying Residential Property in England & Wales

Buying a residential property is usually one of the most significant investments a person makes in their lifetime and is generally viewed as a safe long term investment. An understanding of the process can help facilitate a smooth transaction and keep costs down.

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Thought leadership - read our expert insights into the luxury residential property market

To successfully buy and sell a property, it is important to understand how the market is evolving and changing. Our real estate specialists share their knowledge on the key residential topics and market trends, from SDLT and Capital Gains Tax to creating a lifestyle property or buying a second home abroad.

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Expert real estate commentary

From the Guardian to the Financial Times, read our recently published property market commentary from within the printed and online press.

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Frequently asked questions

Some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients when handling the purchase or sale of luxury residential property.

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Podcasts and webinars

Listen to our industry experts discuss residential property matters in our latest podcasts and webinars.

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London Garden Squares

Forsters is a specialist adviser to the committees and organisations which own or manage private garden squares in London. In 2004 Robert Barham was appointed by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea to provide external legal advice to the committees which run many private garden squares in the Borough. Since then, he has developed a unique and specialist knowledge in this unusual area of the law and has become a leading legal expert on the subject.

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The Life Cycle of Family Wealth

From growing a business to starting a family or handing over control of that business to the next generation, every individual has their own goals to aspire to. Our Private Wealth lawyers advise our clients throughout this family life cycle, providing the legal advice required for specific transactions such as purchasing a home or selling a business, whilst also advising on the long-term opportunities for succession and estate planning.

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