Residential property


Residential property

Whether you want to buy, sell, rent or develop a property, or you need to re-mortgage or transfer equity, our specialist Residential Property team has the legal and commercial expertise to help and support you in all your residential property needs, drawing on expertise from across our firm. At Thrings, we provide a personalised service tailored to your specific needs and circumstances and pride ourselves on delivering the highest standard of client service by being specialist, accessible, connected and adaptable.


We invest time to understand your circumstances and then work collaboratively with our Private Client, Commercial, Construction and Planning Teams as well as with independent financial advisors, insurers, estate agents and surveyors to deliver bespoke advice and to ensure your needs are met.  With a transparent fee system, clear communication and pragmatic approach, we deliver expert legal and commercial advice to provide you with the necessary support to achieve your residential property aims.

Key Contacts

Jayne Kemsley

Jayne Kemsley


Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas


Our property lawyers are different

We provide a personalised service tailored to your specific needs and circumstances and pride ourselves on being approachable and easy to work with.
The highest standard of client service is delivered by being:

Accessible – each lawyer has a personal email address, direct dial and mobile phone number that is given to clients, who are encouraged to use them.

Specialist – each lawyer has vast experience in dealing with residential property and the challenges that clients may face as they navigate a property transaction.

Connected  – we  draw from our network of experts within Thrings and other professionals and  can guide you through any issues that may arise as part of your transaction.

Adaptable  –  not every client is the same and not every transaction is the same. Our experienced lawyers appreciate that a ‘one size fits all’ service is not good enough for our clients. We will guide you through the process to make the transaction as efficient and as stress-free as possible.


Our Residential Property Team has been involved in a number of interesting matters. Highlights include:

  • acting on the purchase of an Edwardian Gentleman’s residence, with associated woodland, paddock, Gate House and Gardener’s cottage, with a Listed Palladian Folly in the grounds
  • purchase of a cottage in South Devon, on the foreshore, involving the negotiation with the Duchy of Cornwall of a licence for exclusive use of a jetty
  • dividing up one legal title and dealing with the subsequent sale of 2 iconic Listed Town houses in a Georgian square in the middle of Bath, and the 12 parking spaces to the rear
  • successfully securing a substantial investment property in London following a contract race, whilst dealing with the requirements of bridging finance
  • acting for an international client purchasing 7 apartments ‘off plan’ in a significant new-build development in Kensington
  • advising a property developer purchasing a former public house and Listed Building in Surrey for conversion into two semi-detached houses and dealing with the sales of the two new houses
  • supporting a client purchasing a second flat in a historic Belgravia square and negotiating landlord’s consent for building works to amalgamate the client’s two flats
  • acting for a landlord of a building in Kensington dealing with lengthy negotiations with a tenant for the conversion of the tenant’s two flats into one larger apartment with an external extension
  • assisting a client needing to swiftly acquire short-term mortgage finance secured on his Knightsbridge property to fund his refurbishment of another property


Our expertise in this area encompasses:


Thank you for all your excellent work in connection with both my sale and my purchase. You have been charming to deal with, most effective and best of all, have done it all on the timetable, well done indeed.

I would like to thank you for all your endeavours and help you have given  me over the last 8 years. You are always available to speak to and have made a great difference between a transaction happening or not. You are a key part of our team and your advice and expertise is invaluable. Thank you very much.

Client testimonial


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