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Reliable legal advice for property investors

As an investor, you understand the value of protecting your interests for the longer term. Sweeney Miller are specialists in property law, offering a full conveyancing for investors service delivered by property law experts.

Property investment is a complex area, and Sweeney Miller maintain a reputation for delivering solid, professional legal advice in order to prevent investors from making costly mistakes.

Whether you’re a seasoned investor looking for a reliable conveyancing partner for your growing portfolio, or a new arrival testing the waters of buy-to-let, our team of specialist conveyancing solicitors will be able to advise and guide you through this complicated process.

Looking to invest in and expand your property portfolio?

Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

What is conveyancing?

Conveyancing refers to the legal and administrative work involved in transferring ownership of a property or piece of land.

For investors, this process can be even more complicated. On top of transferring legal ownership, an investor must navigate the legalities wrapped up in the buy-to-let section of the law:

  • A conveyancing solicitor will ensure that you have the legal right to sell your property and that there are no debts attached to it.
  • At Sweeney Miller, your conveyancing solicitor will carry out checks with the Local Authority to make sure any new alterations or extensions to the property or site have been approved or awarded planning permission.
  • If you are investing in a property development project, it is the responsibility of your conveyancing solicitor to ensure that the plans have been ascertained by relevant authorities.
  • You will also need to pay stamp duty – a tax payable to the government based on the price of the property – which will be determined by your conveyancing solicitor at Sweeney Miller.
  • Buying, letting, or selling leasehold properties such as apartments is generally more complex. In this case, your conveyancer will be directly involved in determining maintenance costs, ground rents, and the service charges to be used going forward.

 

What is the difference between residential conveyancing and conveyancing for investors?

The residential property world operates very differently to the investment property sphere.

Residential property conveyancers will focus on the more emotionally driven aspects of clients buying a home to live in and will understand that although clients may say they are in a hurry, ultimately there will be little impact if a short delay in the process occurs.

At Sweeney Miller, we know that investing in property is a business. Therefore, speed and efficiency are crucial.

Conveyancers specialising in investment property understand legal practices that are largely unknown to residential conveyancers. More specialist property strategies such as lease options, delayed completion, and ‘rent to rent’ will be best employed by an experienced investment conveyancer.

Why choose Sweeney Miller Law?

At Sweeney Miller, our team of qualified property law professionals are experts in conveyancing for investors. They will be able to provide you with support at every stage of the buy to let process, whether you’re looking to buy a new property, let an existing one, or sell part of your portfolio.

We maintain the belief that experience is the marker of a great conveyancing solicitor. Sweeney Miller’s team of expert conveyancers has helped hundreds of investors make their dream purchase a reality. We are perfectly placed to support you through your move, with experts working out of both our Newcastle and Sunderland offices.

 Call us today: Newcastle: 0345 900 5401 Sunderland: 0191 568 2050

  • Very efficient, informative service. Explained clearly points I did not understand or questions I had. 5 stars!

    Miss J of Barking
  • Amazing service! I’ve moved house several times and this has been the best firm I’ve ever used.

    Mr & Mrs B of Newark
  • Dear Michael,

    Many thanks for all of your help and support over the last few months. We have been extremely impressed and are looking forward to working with you all again in the future.

    Best wishes and thanks again.

    Mr L of London
  • Stephanie, this is to express my appreciation to you and the entire team that helped with my mortgage. I am very grateful for the professionalism displayed throughout.

     

    Mr A of Ipswich
  • Elly – Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.

    I actually wanted to thank you, you have been brilliant through the whole process. Thank you for being clear with me. I will gladly refer you to friends and family 🙂

    Mr & Mrs M of London
  • Being in our 60’s buying another property was daunting to say the least but Damien made everything uncomplicated, can’t believe how smooth everything went.

    Mr & Mrs M of Chester Le Street
  • Abbey –  On behalf of myself and all my family,  we are extremely grateful for your professionalism and support during this stressful process for us. We are very happy to have our first house and we couldn’t do this without your help. Thank you!

    Miss A of Rugby
  • Hi All,

    I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all, for all the hard work you have periodically contributed over this rather long journey we have had together.

    I was very worried about going with a solicitors which wasn’t local but ohhh how I was wrong. I genuinely don’t think we could of done better and we will recommend your firm to everyone.

    Kara!! You are amazing and thank you for going completely above and beyond in the last 6 months. We never once felt like just money signs and actually felt like you cared and shared all our ups and downs with us.

    Thank you all again for everything.

    Much Love

    Miss D & Mr C of Dudley
  • Special mention to Alys Terebenec  who dealt with our sale and purchase in an excellent manner. Keeping us up to date at all times and explained the process on the way.

    Mr and Mrs W of Sunderland
  • Kara, we would like to say a huge thank you for helping us with our sale and purchase. This was the first time we had sold and purchased a property, we had no clue as to what to do but your explanation of things and the communication you kept with us made it much easier. I would also like to thank David Turk, Zarah Rowntree, Emma Hunter, Isabelle Levitt and Chloe Slater for the work and correspondence in the last days before the completion and making the final few days go smoothly. We will definitely be requesting the services of Sweeney Miller and also recommending you to friends and family in the future.

    Mr and Mrs E of The West Midlands
  • I have used Sweeney Miller’s conveyancing services twice this year. Once to oversee the sale of my apartment & subsequently to manage all matters in relation to a complex housing purchase. Throughout, all staff I dealt with were knowledgeable, courteous and efficient in handling my case and the queries I had. 

    A law firm that takes pride in delivering excellent customer service.

    Mr H of London
  • Thank you so much for the speedy and professional services I received from you. I really appreciate the clear and prompt communication – especially over the phone. I’ve already recommended Sweeney Miller to others 🙂

    Mr P of Newcastle
  • Lois – could you please pass on our thanks for a great service for the purchase of our property, you couldn’t have been anymore helpful and kept us informed all the way through the purchase.

    We will be recommending you to any friends or family who need your services.

    Mr and Mrs C of Gloucestershire
  • Stephanie – Thank you to you and your team for all your professional support and faultless communications. Much appreciated.

    Mrs D of Devon
  • David – this is just to thank you for your excellent service which you (and Alex) provided in completing a variety of matters on behalf of the family.

    Mr P of Sunderland