Residential: Communication. Investigation. Determination.

At a glance

Residential conveyancing isn’t solely about location, location, location. We work on the principle of maintaining clear and frequent communication – with you, other solicitors and local authorities. Investigation – not taking ‘facts’ at face value but actually verifying what’s true. And determination – because sustained effort on our part means an easier sale and purchase for you.

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"Eugene O’Keeffe’s team at Memery Crystal LLP is particularly known for its retail expertise, where it acts for clients such as Asda and Debenhams. Nicola Kravitz advised Sapcote Developments on the £34m sale of its Power Road Studios to Helical Bar."

The Legal 500 UK - 2016

In detail

Our conveyancing experience is predominantly focused on Central London, but of course we help people buy and sell anywhere within and beyond the UK. We find searches and rights issues tend to be more complex in London; for example, the HS2 route has a significant effect in some neighbourhoods.

Challenges that others might sidestep don’t deter us. Such examples include acquiring a public house in Mayfair for redevelopment into a residential house, and an office block in Central London for conversion into to high value apartments. Sometimes the deadline itself is the greatest challenge and we take great pride in the efforts we make to meet them. We believe that our communication, investigation and determination pay off.

Recent matters

Drafted and set up a suite of master documents for a site which was converted into luxury residential apartments and acted on the plot sales.

Advised on the acquisition and development of a Central London site as residential accommodation.

Successfully completed various high value residential purchases in a very short timescale to meet the clients’ aims of completing prior to the increase of SDLT rate in April 2016.

Acted for a long-standing client in the proposed development of a site in the City fringe for 200 new homes.

Acted for housebuilder Randall Watts in the construction and sale of 250 new flats in the South East.

Alastair managed the Memery Crystal team that has established a new Central London residence for an ultra-high net worth family in Knightsbridge.

Supported the acquisition of a large residential development site in West London for Fairview Homes, in joint venture with a major housing provider, London & Quadrant.

Advised on the multi-million pound refinance of a portfolio of residential properties on behalf of an overseas property investor.

Advised a developer on the planning and rights of light aspects to a new residential tower on the South Bank.

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Matthew LindsayPartner, Head of Real Estate

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