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Real Estate

We focus on the acquisition, disposal and letting of high-value residential property for corporate and private clients in the UK and the rest of the world.

For whom do we act?

We have a diverse client profile, acting for ultra-high net worth individuals and wealthy families, Sovereigns, family offices, private banks, corporate and trustees on real estate matters. We also enjoy excellent relationships with the leading residential agencies, surveyors, valuers, buying agents and private banks which specialise in advising high net worth individuals.

How can we help?

In addition to sales and purchases, we also take an active role in the management of residential properties and buildings for clients and advise on a range of technical issues encountered in residential property practice.  We also have experience of the regulatory and legal issues involved in secured lending in relation to the purchase of such property and are able to advise on such matters.

Naturally, we draw on the estate planning and immigration expertise of the other teams in the firm to ensure an integrated approach to questions of moving to the UK, residency for tax purposes, funding property acquisitions and, where appropriate, establishing property structures for UK domiciled and non-domiciled clients to ensure efficiency from a UK tax perspective.

Charities and real estate

We also work closely with the firm’s Philanthropy and Charities team advising charities and those who transact with charities on property-related matters in a charity law context.

What people say about us

The residential real estate team is ranked in Band 1 in the most recent editions of Chambers HNW Guide and the Legal 500.  All of the senior team are ranked individually in these guides.  

Chambers HNW Guide 2020

"Having a firm like Maurice Turnor Gardner on your side is a wonderful experience," comments one buying agent. The team is well regarded for advising high net worth clients on a range of residential property transactions, including complex SPV deals.

One interviewee praises the team's level of service and reports: "They are always at the end of a phone and ready to make themselves available, day or night, to speak with the client in detail about their particular transactions or requirements." Another agent states that "MTG will provide a top-quality service." 

Legal 500 Real Residential Real Estate Guide 2020.

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP's 'dynamic and proactive' residential property team handles high value residential sales and purchases in London and around the UK, as well as deals involving special purpose vehicles holding residential property. The group stands out for its ability to handle challenging transactions, predominantly on the purchaser side, in very short timeframes. Practice head Sarah Conway has an notably international client base which she advises on complex and high value sales and purchases, as well as enfranchisement. Highly regarded senior associate Edward Burton's work with buyers and sellers covers super-prime new builds and country houses, while the team has recently expanded its ranks with a number of junior additions, demonstrating its ambitions for growth.



Our Fees

We charge for our services on a time spent basis with reference to hours recorded. Hourly rates range from £150 for a trainee legal executive to £550 for a partner (excluding VAT and third party expenses). The team (the members of which can be seen on this page) will be selected with a view to ensuring that the work is done on the most cost efficient basis. Our fees will reflect the particular requirements of the transaction, but typical fee estimates for the range of work we do can be seen by clicking the link below.

Real Estate Fees