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Residential Property Investment

Whether you are a landlord adding to your portfolio, a first-time investor, or a company seeking to diversify into residential property, as experts in property law, our Investment Property Solicitors understand the significance of making informed decisions when it comes to your property investments.

Legal advice for residential property investments

Property ownership comes with various legal requirements, from when you find the property, through to purchase and beyond.  Our Property Investment Solicitors are here to guide you through every stage, including:

  • Legal due diligence – we will conduct thorough due diligence on the chosen property to identify any potential legal concerns, including a review of the title deeds, land registry records, and instructing property surveys.
  • Contract drafting and negotiations – our team will draft, review, and negotiate contracts and any lease agreements required to ensure all terms and conditions align with your best interests. 
  • Compliance and regulations – we will explain to you all of the regulations governing residential property investments, such as the Tenancy Deposit Scheme, the requirement for Energy Performance Certificates and complying with health and safety regulations.
  • Tenancy Agreements – should they be required, we will draft legally compliant tenancy agreements that protect your interests as the landlord while respecting your tenant’s rights. 
  • Financial considerations – our team will explain the financial matters involved including any tax obligations, such as Stamp Duty Land Tax, capital gains tax, and income tax.  Where we are not able to advise, we can direct you to our expert contacts.
  • Dispute Resolution – we will endeavour to keep any disagreements to a minimum, however, should a dispute arise, we can offer advice as to how to reach a resolution.

Residential Property Investment Options

Our Investment Property Solicitors have years of experience in supporting our clients with their residential property investments, including but not limited to the following:

  • Buy-to-let properties - One of the most popular forms of residential property investment is through buy-to-let properties. This involves purchasing a property with the sole purpose of renting it out to tenants. 
  • HMO investments - Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) have become an attractive option for investors seeking higher rental yields. These properties are rented out to multiple tenants who share common areas.
  • Holiday Lettings - Investing in holiday lettings can offer a unique revenue stream, especially in tourist hotspots. We can help you understand the legalities of short-term rentals and compliance with local regulations.
  • Mixed Use Properties – Occasionally there may be a requirement for an individual or company to purchase a property that encompasses both residential and commercial purposes, for example, a retail outlet with accommodation above the premises. 
  • Self-invested personal pension (SIPP) property investment - Individuals use their personal pension funds to invest in property. Unlike traditional pensions, which are often managed by pension providers and invested in a range of financial options, a SIPP allows individuals to take a more hands-on approach by including property as part of their pension portfolio.

Contact our Residential Property Investment Solicitors

For any help regarding your Investment Property you can contact a member of our Investment Property team from one of our offices in AndoverRomseySalisburyTotton or Witney. Contact us today using the Contact Form, email or call your local office: