Residential Real Estate

Teacher Stern’s Residential Real Estate team provides a high quality, bespoke residential property service to our clients.  Our experienced team members ensure that the needs of our clients are a priority whether they are an individual, trustee, corporate body or financial institution.

Whether dealing with single property purchases or the purchase of a residential real estate portfolio, we will ensure that the conveyancing process is undertaken in as straightforward and stress free manner as is possible.

We provide clients with a full range of residential real estate services in relation to:-

  • buying and selling family homes (whether freehold or leasehold);
  • buying residential properties for investment purposes;
  • extending leases;
  • collectively purchasing freeholds with other tenants;
  • re-mortgaging properties;
  • transferring equity in properties;
  • transferring residential properties for tax planning reasons; and
  • understanding the impact of restrictive covenants, easements and other matters that affect residential real estate.

We have full technical knowledge and legal skills to deal with all matters relating to residential property, whether they are directly related to the matter or ancillary to it. Our Residential Real Estate lawyers also work closely with lawyers from our Corporate, Tax and Private Client teams to ensure that your transaction is structured in a way that is tax efficient for you.

Representative Residential Real Estate Work

Examples of our team’s residential real estate work include:

  • Advised an international property development company in relation to the multi-million pound refinance of three high value residential properties in central London.
  • Advised a high net worth individual in connection with the £30m acquisition of a residential property in Knightsbridge held via an offshore company.
  • Advised on the £90m sale of a residential property located in London and held offshore.
  • Advised two high net worth individuals in relation to the purchase of an £8m residential property in central London.

Residential Conveyancing Price and Service Information

Our standard of service

The firm is an accredited member of the Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) and the firm’s CQS registration number is 01947.

Team members

We currently have fourteen members in our residential property team and their profiles can be found on our website.  The members are as follows:

NameJob titleYear of QualificationHourly Rate
David PhillipsPartner1993£475
Sacha RifkinPartner1998£475
Eytan WeiszPartner2008£400
Victoria HodgesPartner2007£400
Vanessa CassidyPartner2005£350
Michael ReinerPartner2007£350
Jennifer SlaterSenior Associate2015£300
Suzanne HamerLegal Director2006£300
Adam MickiewiczSenior Associate2013£250
Gideon AminoffSenior Associate2016£240
Stephanie WhiteConsultant2010£275
Trainee£160 – 180
Legal Executive£160 – 180
Paralegal£140 – 170

All transactions are overseen by one of the partners

Click here for purchase of residential property

Click here for sale of residential property

Click here for mortgage/remortgaging of a residential property

We may charge for carrying out the CDD and other anti-money laundering measures in respect to a matter. In case of aspects arising under paragraph 5.1 of our standard Terms of Engagement we expect such charges to be as follows:

1.         £75 per UK individual;

2.         £100 per UK company or trust;

3.         £150 per non-UK individual;

4.         £150 per non-UK company or trust.

Further charges may become necessary should matters arise under paragraphs 5.2 of our Terms of Engagement and/or need to be updated/repeated through the duration of our business relationship.