Residential Real Estate

Our residential real estate team advises domestic and international clients, ranging from individuals and businesses to trusts, on acquiring, owning and disposing of all types of residential real estate in the UK, including agricultural properties.

We are also experienced in dealing with a variety of landlord and tenant matters, such as licences to alter, lease extensions and enfranchisement.

In addition to advising on the purchase and disposal of residential real estate, we provide a range of services relating to the acquisition and holding of real estate assets, including estate and succession considerations, tax, freehold acquisition and property development issues. We also advise clients on the acquisition and development of sites for residential and mixed-use development.

Our approach is both pragmatic and commercial, providing clients with advice that responds to market conditions and leads to practical solutions. Timing is often a critical factor in property deals so our partner-led teams are adept at acting swiftly and decisively where required.

We regularly advise private individuals on all aspects of residential real estate, but are equally comfortable offering the same level of service to onshore and offshore professional administrators.

If you have any questions or queries please call Daniel on +44 (0)20 3036 7239 or email

Known for representing high net worth individuals and private family trusts.  “Clear, accurate, dynamic, reactive. In one word: excellent!”

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Fladgate LLP’s Antonia Brandes is well known for property tax structuring, and David Way has a superb reputation for advising entrepreneurs on international philanthropic giving.

Legal 500

‘Very effective property litigation firm’ Fladgate LLP has expertise in the leisure, telecoms, site development and high-value residential sectors. Thekla Fellas leads the team, in which Alison Mould ‘knows her game exceptionally well’, and Janet Keeley is ‘extremely impressive’.

Legal 500

At Fladgate LLP, David Way advises on tax and estate planning and structuring issues for national and international individuals and businesses. The ‘thorough’ Richard Kaufman is also recommended.

Legal 500

Fladgate LLP’s David Way and Antonia Brandes are highly rated for their “fast responses, availability and accuracy of advice”. The team advises on the full range of private client matters, with Brandes offering particular expertise in the tax-efficient structuring of property transactions.

Legal 500

David Way at Fladgate LLP “has years of experience in advising private clients, and has an excellent manner”. Antonia Brandes has expertise advising on IHT and tax-efficient structuring for property transactions.

Legal 500

Daniel Rubie leads Fladgate LLP’s residential property practice. Rubie specialises in advising high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals on their residential property purchases and sales; he also has substantial lease extension and enfranchisement expertise. In a recent highlight, Richard Kaufman acted for a high-net-worth individual on the £16m sale of a residential property; Kaufman is also recommended for property-related tax advice and investment issues.

Legal 500

  • High net worth individual – acquisition of Aragon Hall, Farnham for £7m, the sale of a property in Walton on Thames for £3m, the sale of an apartment in central London for £3m and the sale of Golden Oaks for £3.4m.
  • Russian oligarch – application for planning permission in respect of a major residential development on Hampstead Heath and the subsequent sale of the property.
  • Russian family – £30m investment in London real estate. This involved questions of inheritance tax planning and remittance of income from abroad.
  • High net worth individual – £37.5m disposal of an apartment in a building in Knightsbridge.
  • High net worth individual – £6m acquisition of a residential property in central London. Subsequently, we advised on proposed extensive works to the property, including alleged infringement of rights to light, and negotiated a further lease of air space and consent for works.
  • Private client – £30m acquisition of a three storey apartment in Westminster.
  • French family retailing conglomerate – project managing the purchase of a substantial residential property in Hampstead, London. The transaction involved complex financial arrangements that included international trust issues.
  • Private Russian client – acquisition and planning advice in relation to a £10m house in Chalfont St Giles.
  • Offshore based high net worth individual – purchase of a substantial London property. This involved complex private tax planning advice including the creation of a Singapore trust, an Isle of Man Company and funding provided by a French bank based in Luxembourg as well as stamp duty planning.
  • Private investor – acquisition of a number of apartments at Lancaster Gate, which were then redeveloped and are currently being sold for £3-4m.