Private Office Legal

Individual Property Legal Services

Private Office Legal Services deals with both Business and Individual based property and real estate legal services – and have a specialist team for each.

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Removal of tenant via Court

The relationship between our dispute resolution and real estate teams is a close one, and each takes specialist advice from the other to ensure that any advice given is thorough and laterally thought out.

We know that property disputes directly affect cash flow, commercial relationships, and can be part of greater ongoing transactions – we act quickly to preserve the above and ensure that your proprietary and financial interests are protected.

Common residential tenant items we can deal with:

  • Removal of tenants via the Court’s accelerated possessions procedure
  • Removal of tenants in contested circumstances
  • Regarding late payment of rent or retreated late payment
  • Breach of tenancy
  • Neglect of property or furnishings
  • Antisocial behaviour or domestic abuse
  • Service Charge and Ground Rent disputes

Residential Conveyancing

Our residential conveyancing department has been established since 1954 and in that time we have built a strong reputation as professional and personable team which not only provides you with the quickest transaction possible but we are one of the most informative firms in the area, ensuring that you have a complete understanding of the more complex areas of conveyancing without the legal jargon.

Purchasing property, particularly as your main home, is one of the most important decisions you can make.

You can trust our expert advisers to guide you through this process and ensure that the experience is as straight forward as possible.

We deal with all aspects of residential conveyancing, but receive regular instructions for:

  • Residential sale and purchase transactions
  • Equity Transfers and Equity Release
  • Remortgages
  • Drafting Trust Deeds

New Build Plot and Development Sale/Purchases

New build developments are becoming increasingly more prevalent and as the firm of choice for many developers we have had our pro-active team sculpted to deal with these transactions, with expediency and excellence.

Though we push transactions through as quickly as possible, we do so with a cautious eye and the department has been trained to recognise the typical pitfalls that arise in plot sales and keep an eye out for abnormalities in the development process.

We understand the pressures that developers, their staff, and the purchasers are under and we know the best way to work with each to achieve a quick and pain free sale ensuring all parties are content with the result.

In both residential and commercial contexts, we can assist with…

Our commercial legal services include:

  • Land disputes arising from a sale/purchase
  • Disputes arising from neighbour rights of way, rights of light, and ownership disputes
  • Insolvency – we have particular expertise in the enforcement of covenants against both current and former tenants and/or their sureties and the effects of insolvency on clients’ property assets
  • Arbitration, mediation and alternative methods of dispute resolution

Meet the Real Estate Specialist Legal Team

Jonathan Sara

Johnathan Sara

Head of Real Estate

Jonathan qualified in 2003 with a high-end niche London practice and met Private Office Director Phil Simmonds when they worked together at a renowned firm in West Sussex. Jonathan took a role as Head of Property with another top 500 law firm in central-west London before joining Private Office Legal Services.

Bruce Crabb

Bruce Crabb

Private Client/Residential/Commercial Conveyancing

Bruce Crabb is a partner of Austen Ryder Private Office Solicitors, having joined the firm when it joined with Austin Ryder & Co. Bruce has had an impressive career which began with Austin Ryder & Co in 1968 and continues with Private Office Legal Services. Bruce’s expertise is in both residential and commercial property transactions, and he has a wealth of experience drafting wills and managing estates and probate.

Maria Demetriou

Maria Demetriou

Development Property Transactions

Maria Demetriou has been qualified as a solicitor for over 20 years and in that time has diversified her legal knowledge by undertaking further training and diplomas in areas such as criminology.

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