Residential Property, Farms & Estates
Our property lawyers work to the highest standards our profession rightly demands to protect you from unforeseen pitfalls and consequences. We help you through the modern maze of conveyancing and the wider property market to ensure your priorities are understood and acted upon. That way whether you are a first time buyer, property investor, land owner or simply trying to move house in a chain, we can offer you sound efficient and cost effective legal advice from a team that gets the job done.
We always keep your priorities at the forefront and keep you informed every step of the way. Our fees are transparent and we will avoid any hidden surprises by providing as much information at every stage.
Our breadth of service includes:
- buying and selling residential property;
- equity release;
- mortgages and re-mortgaging a property;
- plot sales;
- lease extensions, purchasing the landlord’s interest and right to manage;
- residential tenancies;
- transfer of equity; and
- declarations of trust.
Our team work closely with our property development, planning, environment and construction teams to deliver an outstanding level of expertise to our clients. We also have a strong reputation advising generations of farmers and landowners and help our clients take advantage of all opportunities to maximise the value of their assets. Our experienced estate planning team will work with you to understand your wishes as well as coordinating with tax specialists, land agents and other consultants.
Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards
Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more03/09/15
Brachers is delighted to be supporting the Weald of Kent & East Kent Ploughing Match
We are delighted to, once again, be supporting the Weald of Kent Ploughing Match and the East Kent Ploughing Match. Read more29/07/15
Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market
Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more15/06/15
Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers
Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more10/03/15
Five senior appointments at Brachers
Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more19/02/15
Brachers increases revenues and pre-tax profits in ‘extremely tough’ economic conditions
First featured in Insider Magazine and Kent Business, February 2015. Brachers watched revenues and pre-tax profits grow last year following an expansion into a new office and some high profile deals. Read more
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Services for individuals and families
Our specialists will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Whether it’s advice on planning for your future and protecting your legacy, buying a property or preserving your assets following a relationship breakdown – we’re here to help. Read more26/07/17
Ban on leaseholds for new builds, will this resolve high charges?
With increasing media interest surrounding leaseholds on new properties, extortionate ground rents and other charges have led to proposals for change. Read more12/05/17
EPCs and Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
Landed estates and farming business that rent out property, either residential or commercial, must be aware that the regulations which govern Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are changing. From next year landlords will be unable to let properties that fall below the minimum energy efficiency rating on their EPC. Read more12/05/17
Owning a share of the freehold
Things to consider if you own a share of the freehold or are considering whether to purchase a share in the freehold. Read more27/04/17
Protect your property from fraud
Make sure you don't fall victim to fraudsters making claims on your property by using simple actions to stop fraudulent claims. Read more22/03/17
Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards
The Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards will come into effect on 1 April 2018. This standard will be applicable for all properties that require an Energy Performance Certificate including lease properties. Read more
"Excellent service as always. Efficient, expedient, professional. personable, the whole experience so much easier because service was so good."
Susan Warren (client)
"Extremely good service, especially as compared with other solicitors."
Anne Allport (client)
"Excellent service from start to finish."
"I felt completely relaxed and well looked-after in what was a very stressful house purchase."
Carol Whitehead (client)
"Just to say a big big thank you as well to you and your assistants for making the process as efficient and smooth as you did. You're all brilliant"
"I feel the work you have done on our house sale and purchase can only be described as exemplary as I know it did not come without problems".
"Friendly, warm and considerate."