What we do

We see the role of Barrett Law solicitors as helping, advising and providing support to our clients during different key stages of their lives through a personal and friendly service. We pride ourselves on lateral thinking, quick response times and quality service.

Conveyancing

Buying or selling your home can be a stressful time. Barrett Law aim to reduce any such stress by providing a fast, efficient and professional conveyancing service of the highest quality. We believe that communication is the key to this. We therefore aim to maintain regular contact with our clients by email, telephone and/or post.

We provide a bespoke conveyancing service at a fixed competitive price. We take care of the legal aspects of buying, owning, financing and selling residential property, including owner occupied and buy-to let properties.We can also offer expert advice and assistance on remortgages, transfers of equity and leasehold extensions.

Wills and Probate

By making a Will you are not tempting fate. Everyone over 18 who owns land/buildings or other assets should consider making a Will. Dying without a will (known as intestacy) can cause unnecessary problems and heartache for your family and friends at a difficult and emotionally challenging time.

Making a Will is the most important way of ensuring your assets and belongings are passed on in just the way that you want. It is vital if you have children, as you need to nominate guardians to care for them should the worst happen.  It is also very important if you are not married to your partner because the law does not accord partners the same automatic inheritance rights as spouses.

Drawing up a will is something that most of us dread, but making a Will does not have to be complex, time-consuming or costly, despite it being such an important and valuable document.  Contact us today to ensure your family’s security after you’re gone.

It is always difficult when a loved one passes on. We appreciate the need for sympathetic and unobtrusive help at such times.  We try and complete the various steps which have to be taken as quickly as is possible.

There are a number of complexities involved in administering an estate, which is why most Executors and Personal Representatives prefer to engage a firm of solicitors for expert advice in this field. Barrett Law have the required expertise in this field and can carry out all the hard work for you, from dealing with the general administration, completion of the necessary tax forms, asset valuation and eventual distribution to the beneficiaries entitled. We will take you through the whole process step-by-step, making it as painless for you as possible.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

There are many reasons for deciding to make a Lasting Power of Attorney.  You may be suffering from an illness that means that day to day decision making will become more difficult in time; as you get older you may decide that you would like help managing your affairs. You can appoint someone as your attorney to assist you.  There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA)­­ – a Personal Welfare LPA which authorises someone as your attorney to make decisions about your personal welfare which includes healthcare and medical treatment and a Property and Affairs LPA which  authorises your attorney to act in relation to your property and financial affairs.

Barrett Law are experienced in preparing LPAs and we are happy to visit clients at home or in hospital or a hospice if required.

General Property Issues

We are able to provide advice on all general property matters such as:

  • lease extensions
  • ownership of boundaries
  • rights of way
  • enforcement of covenants
  • buying or selling a property at auction
  • creating declarations of trust
  • advising on joint home ownership
  • powers of attorney

Lease Extensions

If you currently own a leasehold residential property, it is important to understand the implications of your ever decreasing term length to stop your property becoming a ‘wasted asset’. As the number of years left on a lease decreases, so does its value, however getting a lease extension may not have to be expensive if you act early.  At Barrett Law we are experienced at lease extension work both on behalf of property owners and landlords; to reduce costs for our clients we are prepared to offer special rates for acting for multiple property owners within one development.

Residential Landlord and Tenant

Whether you are a landlord or a tenant, we can negotiate and prepare the relevant leases and tenancy agreements. We will provide personal and comprehensive advice on the creation or renewal of residential agreements, and we will make certain that these are drafted in a cost-effective and efficient manner.  We will ensure that your interests are protected and that the final agreement reflects both the latest law and your individual requirements.