Residential property

With one of the largest dedicated Residential Property teams in the country we act for clients on all aspects of their property requirements. Our emphasis is on providing a client-focused service giving practical, relevant and technically accurate advice.

We are experienced in dealing with all aspects of residential property including:

  • leases with and without a share of freehold
  • freehold family homes
  • investment property
  • leasehold or freehold property being bought off plan and new builds
  • landlord and tenant matters
  • block and estate management
  • mixed use buildings
  • enfranchisement – lease extensions, collective enfranchisement claims and the tenants right of first refusal.

Our expertise also covers the development, marketing and subsequent sales of central London residential assets. Built over many years and as a result of our long-term involvement in high value and high profile schemes in Central London and in prime areas across the UK, we have established relationships with the key property agents. We are skilled at adapting to various tax criteria for both developers and sophisticated buyers – often non-resident – while also being highly experienced in applying our enfranchisement expertise to draft creatively around the terms of the relevant legislation.

Our team has developed an expertise on the interaction between the many commercial and residential elements of all schemes, understanding the legal and asset management issues involved.

As part of a firm with experts in Construction, Property Litigation, Tax, Property Finance and Planning teams, we are able to provide our clients with seamless advice on any matter arising from their property requirements.

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Forsters' Residential Property team have been shortlisted for Legal/Professional Team of the Year at the RESI Awards 2021.

Forsters' Residential Property team is top ranked in the Legal 500 2022

Buying and selling luxury residential property in a competitive market

The purchase or sale of a high value home requires expert legal advice to manage the complexities involved. Our lawyers are dedicated to sharing their knowledge to enable you to navigate the legal practicalities of buying and selling high value assets. We will support you through every stage of the process, and with the largest dedicated Residential Property team in London, we have the strength to do this. Visit our Hub to learn more.

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A Guide for US Purchasers of UK Residential Property

When acquiring UK property, US purchasers should seek advice on the broader tax and legal implications. In this report, Forsters’ partners along with specialists in the industry, share their insights on the current UK market for US buyers and how best to navigate the specific risks for US-connected clients.

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The Luxury Residential Property Market - 12 months on: Trends and Taxation

In our latest podcast, host Miri Stickland is joined by Residential Property Partner, Helen Marsh, and Tax Associate, Oliver Claridge, to discuss the impact of the last year on the high value residential property market and our ever-evolving property tax regime.

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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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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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