Vardags’ Property Department is made up of an elite team of top property lawyers who act for clients in buying, selling, and mortgaging luxury houses and flats in London and beyond.
Led by the “superb” James Bunker, the team acts for high- and ultra-high net worth clients from around the world, delivering a discreet, bespoke, and premium property service that is unparalleled in the market.
We typically work on transactions for properties valued £2m-£25m+. Many of our clients are high profile or have property portfolios worth tens or hundreds of millions.
Purchasing a luxury property
Our team of top property lawyers represents high net worth and high-profile clients wishing to buy luxury houses and flats in London and the country, with values of £2m-£25m+. Our clients are unique, diverse, and come from all over the world.
Our clients value us because of our top level of service and absolute determination to get the deal done quickly, rigorously, and discreetly. Time and again, we hear of buyers frustrated that they were unable get hold of their solicitor, had little idea of what was happening on their case or were introduced to an issue very late in the transaction. Not here.
We offer a completely bespoke service to our clients, guiding them through the buying process with as hands-on an approach as is required. We recognise that our clients’ time is precious so we often co-ordinate the entire acquisition process so as to minimise any hassle and inconvenience. We can even come to our clients at a time that suits them in order to kick-start the process. Whatever the circumstances, we are there for our clients and totally responsive to their needs.
We work closely with some of the industry’s best professionals in order to bring a purchase to a successful completion. We are happy to appoint and liaise with sales agents, buying agents, surveyors, valuers, insurance brokers, mortgage brokers, banks, accountants, currency brokers, and removal companies.
Selling a luxury property
Vardags’ elite property team represents high-net-worth clients wishing to sell luxury houses and flats in London and the country, with typical values of £2m-£25m+. We are aware of the unique requirements of high-profile and wealthy individuals in high-value property transactions such as these.
We pride ourselves on our premium level of service, placing emphasis on speed, accuracy, and discretion in equal measure. We make sure to respond to clients’ communication as soon as possible, and to keep them informed about progress on their case, including any issues arising. We understand that our clients’ time is valuable, and do our very best to ensure the process runs smoothly.
Our service is tailor-made to each and every client. This allows us to be highly responsive to their needs. Our outstanding relationships with top professionals in other parts of the industry allow us to co-ordinate the process according to our clients’ wishes, appointing and liaising with sales and buying agents, surveyors, valuers, insurance and mortgage brokers, banks, accountants, currency brokers, and removal companies. We can even come to our clients at a time that suits them in order to kick-start the process. We understand the fundamental importance of communication and collaboration in the conveyancing process in order to minimise stress and error, and to bring a sale to a successful completion.
Mortgaging a property
The expert property lawyers at Vardags represent clients seeking to mortgage luxury houses and flats in London and beyond, with loan values typically £2m-£25m+. Each client is unique, and we pride ourselves on our bespoke service, placing their wishes at the very centre of the process.
We act for borrowers and mortgage lenders and, where permitted, act for both in the same transaction. Where we represent just one party, and the other has separate legal representation, we work collaboratively with the other’s solicitors so as to ensure that the mortgage completes as quickly as possible.
The Vardags Property Charter
We know that the process of buying, selling, or refinancing a property can be long and stressful. At Vardags, we believe that everyone we work with, from clients to property agents, deserves the very best from us at all times. As such, we go the extra mile to ensure the transactions we work on proceed on time.
Specifically, we promise to:
- handle time-consuming paperwork as quickly as possible, including front-loading AML, providing seller information packs, and processing buyer due diligence
- proactively identify and remove potential roadblocks
- keep all parties in the loop so there are never any surprises