Angela Lucy's Service Teams
Angela advises on all aspects of selling and buying residential property. Angela specialises in acting for busy clients who need a tailored, professional and project-managed service with the aim of ensuring that property transactions remain as stress-free as possible.
In addition to dealing with all legal due diligence, she undertakes a comprehensive investigation of leasehold management; she advises on necessary action arising from survey reports and the legal implications of mortgage terms. Angela also deals with lease term extensions, remortgages and varying individuals’ shares in property.
- Freehold Purchase: £830,000
Acting on the purchase of a freehold property in London. Property converted from offices to residential property. Due diligence investigations revealed an adverse environmental search indicating the possibility that the land was contaminated; no building regulation consents in respect of the erection of property or for the substantial conversion works; no legal arrangements were in place for a shared balcony and its overhang over another’s land and incorrect company set up for the company which owned and maintained the amenity land in which the purchaser was to acquire a share. Ultimately dealing with all issues and achieving exchange and completion.
- Freehold sale: £3.3m
Acting for client based overseas in the sale of property which had undergone quite substantial renovations. Dealing with protracted enquiries from Buyer and ensuring exchange effected quickly.
- Freehold purchase: £700,000
Dealing with purchase where seller had informally allowed neighbour to take a strip of his land which resulted in the property’s guttering then overhanging neighbouring property. No legal rights of overhang or access were available and therefore dealing with the preparation of the necessary deeds to cover the boundary situation and completing sale.
- Leasehold purchase: £1m
Dealing with the sale of leasehold property with a short lease. Arranging for an application for a lease extension to be served by the sellers and for the right to be assigned to the buyer on completion of the purchase. The buyer subsequently acquired an immediate right to extend the lease (rather than waiting for the expiration of two years from purchase as required under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993).
Angela qualified as a solicitor in 1997, after first qualifying as a Legal Executive. Since then she has specialised in residential conveyancing. She moved to Cumberland Ellis in January 2000, and became a partner in May 2004. She joined Wedlake Bell LLP from Cumberland Ellis in April 2012 when the firms merged.