Quastels provides conveyancing services across the residential spectrum. Regardless of the nature or value of the purchase we provide a highly personal service and first-class legal advice meaning that your real estate transaction will move through as quickly as you require without compromising the need to protect you.

The firm is on the panel of all high street lenders and has close ties with a large number of overseas and private banks.

We have a network of trusted advisers who can deal with surveys, tax and other associated conveyancing matters.

Buying & Selling an Existing Residential Property

Whether for private use or as a rental investment, purchasing and selling real estate in the UK is complicated and can be confusing. Our approach is to make the process as clear and efficient as possible and maintain proactive partner-led communication with the client throughout the transaction.

Our private residential team deals with real estate transactions of any complexity up to £50 million in value.  As part of our advice we will be able to assist you in considering financing options and we are on the approved panel of most major banks and lenders.

Our private residential team deals with real estate transactions of any complexity up to £50 million in value.  As part of our advice we will be able to assist you in considering financing options and we are on the approved panel of most major banks and lenders.

Our private residential team also advises on the management of property portfolios and strategic issues relating to residential land development.

We hold The Law Society’s Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) accreditation, which is a widely known and respected independent quality management accreditation.

Buying & Selling a New Build Property

Over the last 10 years we have acted for thousands of purchasers in relation to new build/off-plan houses and apartments earning a reputation as a leading central London player acting for the buyers.

We have built strong and trusted working relationships with most of the key residential developers and their advisors and it is our ability to tap into these relationships when necessary that can often make the difference for our clients, especially when transactional issues arise.

Buying or selling off-plan presents different challenges to purchasing an existing property.

We work with developers, advisers and lenders to ensure smooth progression of the deal at every step.

Property & Tenancy Disputes

We take a sensible and intelligent approach to resolving property disputes and advise on a full range of such matters including those relating to:

  • Issues between landlords and tenants
  • Boundary and property disagreements
  • Dilapidations claims (representing landlords & tenants)

Contentious issues relating to:

  • Developments
  • Joint venture disputes
  • Rent reviews
  • Property-related insolvency
Help to Buy

Our specialist property department acts for clients purchasing properties sold under the Government’s Help to Buy scheme. This scheme allows buyers of new properties to purchase with a deposit starting at as little as 5%. The property must be a new build, you must be moving into the property and the property must not be valued at more than £600,000.

Our expertise covers all areas related to Help to Buy, including acting for owners selling property with an existing Help to Buy mortgage.

For more information about the Help to Buy scheme and the options available to you, please visit the government website www.helptobuy.gov.uk

Enfranchisement & Lease Extensions

The Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 contains formal statutory processes for tenants under ‘long leases’ to either individually extend their lease or purchase the freehold of their block of flats collectively with other qualifying tenants.

The statutory procedure is specific, detailed and requires compliance with strict formalities and timescales.

Whether you wish to extend your own lease or purchase of the freehold of your block with the other tenants in the building, this is an area in which we are experienced and can answer any questions.  Our assistance can extend to recommending valuers, legal notices’ process, negotiation of prices and terms, transfer of any land, payment of any stamp duty land tax and subsequent registration.