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            Residential Conveyancing

            With a truly international focus, we’re proud of our reputation for delivering innovative legal solutions, rooted in regional knowledge and a strong reputation for residential real estate expertise.

            DWF provided exceptional professional services in a challenging situation. Their calm clear professionalism in a context of sustained pressure to do otherwise was outstanding.
            – Client and directory quotes

            What we do

            We understand that the advent of technology - not least the development of Blockchain - is changing the way people buy, sell and manage residential property. By combining market-leading legal expertise with an award-winning commitment to technology and innovation, DWF stands out from the competition as a truly future-focused, practical real estate service provider.

            Areas of expertise include:

            • sales
            • purchases
            • transfer of equity
            • re-mortgages
            • assents
            • new builds - acting for both the developer and buyer
            • grant of lease matters - acting for both the landlord and tenant
            • dealing with un-registered land, including first registrations, re-constituting lost or damaged title deeds
            • registering both prescriptive and granted easements
            • acting for lenders via joint representation and separate representation transactions
            • acting on behalf of developers on sale and leasehold agreements

            How we do it

            Whether we’re working for lenders, landlords, investors, sellers and purchasers, developers, corporate entities or company directors involved in residential property transactions, we’re known for our commitment to exceeding client expectations and delivering a bespoke service, with only one main point of contact, for each transaction.

            At DWF we are uniquely positioned to deliver market-leading services in a practical, cost-effective way. Our expert teams span the legal disciplines, as well as our specialist DWF Connected Services arm. Working across the firm’s UK offices, our residential real estate team draws on expertise from locally-based specialists operating in North and South America, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Australia and the Far East.
            We are particularly known for our specialism in working for High Net Worth and Ultra High Net Worth individuals on transactions over £750k.

            Examples of our residential real estate expertise include:

            • Drafting of lease papers for major residential developments involving some of the largest Real Estate companies

            Why DWF?

            We recognise the importance of industry and professional standards. This is why a number of our team hold membership of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, as well as professional qualifications from the Institute of Paralegals, amongst other organisations. 

            Meet our team

            Irene Schmid LLM (Cambridge)

            • Partner // Civil Law Notary

            Oliver Bolthausen, LLM (USA), FCIArb (UK)

            • Partner // Managing Partner (Germany) // Global Head of International Arbitration & Disputes
            Connected Services offers a range of stand-alone consultative services that complement our legal offering in each of our core sectors.

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