Residential Property

We are able to advise our clients on the complex laws relating to property.

How We Work

The ownership and occupation of property is a vital part of all our lives, whether we are living in a house or a flat, running a factory, a shop, a design studio, a restaurant or acting as a landlord letting any type of property to others to occupy as tenants or licensees.

At Blackhams we understand the significance to you of moving to a new house and the stress the process can involve. All transactions which we deal with are handled by a qualified lawyer, who will maintain a direct relationship with you and be available to answer your enquiries promptly whether by telephone, email, or letter, as you prefer.

Our Vision, Our Mission

Affordable Legal Help with a Team You Can Trust

Service Areas

  • Sales and Purchases

    We provide expert advice to help guide you through the sale and purchase process. This includes investigating the title, obtaining the results of all necessary searches and reporting to you on the same, complying with your lender’s requirements, preparing the contract and completion documentation, exchanging contracts, completing the sale or purchase and dealing with Land Registry and HMRC requirements.

    We appreciate that moving home is one of the biggest things you can undertake in life and we aim to make the process as stress-free as possible.

  • Transfers of Equity

    We can assist with the transfer of property from one party to another. You may want to add another family member to the title for example, though we deal with all sorts of transfers.

  • Re-mortgages

    We act on behalf of your new lender and will be responsible for transferring the mortgage from your existing lender to your new one, dealing with Land Registry’s requirements. We can also help you with a new mortgage.

  • Probate Sales

    We deal with sales in the course of the administration of an estate. We can also prepare a transfer of the property by way of an Assent if this is required once probate has been obtained.

  • Right to Buy

    We can assist with property you are buying from the Council. This will include reviewing the Transfer and completion documentation, obtaining any necessary searches and dealing with Land Registry and HMRC requirements. We will also act for your lender, if applicable.

  • Help to Buy mortgages and ISAs

    You may be purchasing a property using the Help to Buy scheme, or have a Help to Buy ISA, and we are experienced in dealing with both. We also have experience of dealing with Lifetime ISAs (LISAs).

  • Shared ownership agreements

    We provide expert advice in respect of shared ownership, including staircasing and help to guide clients through the process.

  • Auctions

    If you are selling at auction, we can prepare the auction pack of information which the auctioneers will require, deal with pre-auction enquiries from interested parties and then continue the conveyancing process after the auction up to completion.

    We can also assist you if you are interested in purchasing and can advise you before you make a bid.

Residential Property Team

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property Department

Ben James

Associate Solicitor, Residential Property Department

Ben James

Ben joined Blackhams in June 2019 as an Associate Solicitor having provided conveyancing services in the West Midlands since qualifying as a Solicitor in September 2015.

He handles a variety of property matters including purchases, sales, transfers of equity, remortgages, lease extensions, registration of unregistered land and Right to Buy purchases. He also offers expertise with new build properties and is familiar with the Help to Buy scheme.

Having a keen interest in property law, Ben sits on the Birmingham Law Society Property and Development Committee and is Deputy Chair.

Outside of work, Ben enjoys going to the gym and a full range of sports including tennis, basketball, squash and football. Ben also enjoys travel and learning Spanish.

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