Established in 2007 by three highly qualified and experienced lawyers,
WSM (Solicitors) LLP is a specialist
provider of legal property services.
We have a varied client base and we advise on a wide range of matters for both commercial and residential clients. We act for landlords, tenants, home buyers, developers and investors throughout the UK, including the acquisition and sale of large development sites, business parks
and industrial estates.
In addition to its commercial work,
WSM intends to further promote its residential property services and will provide clients with the very best level of support and assistance, throughout what can be a stressful process.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Sales and Purchases
Freehold and Leasehold
Transfers of Equity
Licence for Alterations
Deeds of Covenant
We provide advice on all sectors of commercial property including retail, office, industrial and leisure.
We are continuously involved in site redevelopment, site assembly, acquisitions, option agreements and leases.
We act for both private and commercial lenders of all types including all the well known banks
in connection with acquisitions.
Our clients include large and small businesses either acquiring, selling, leasing or developing property,
limited companies, limited liability partnerships and private individuals with active portfolios.
Whatever the nature of the transaction we are equipped to advise you.
Buying or selling a property can be a very stressful time for most.
We can help eliminate that stress by offering a highly personalised residential conveyancing service
which is not dependent on automated systems, call centres or unqualified staff.
London property often needs specialist expertise and knowledge which can only be provided by
an appropriately qualified person acting on your behalf.
With over 20 years' experience of London property, and solving the issues that can arise on any property
transaction, we help to ensure a successful completion.
We act for all the major UK lenders, banks and mortgage companies to ensure a seamless service
where possible. Full fee estimates are provided for all the work we undertake.
If you would like information on our residential conveyancing fees,
please click on the links below:
Currently, the conveyancing market is experiencing a surge due to the Government’s decision to temporarily reduce Stamp Duty Land Tax payable on residential properties purchased until 31st March 2021.
In normal circumstances conveyancing transactions take an average between 6 weeks to 3 months depending on other parties involved and how quickly information required to progress each matter is obtained. However, those involved in the conveyancing process are experiencing significant delays due to the sheer volume of transactions taking place and so, in the present climate, transactions are taking 20 weeks, or longer. We expect a further delay when many firms and businesses close during the festive period.
In light of this, the timeframes to conclude your matter is out of our control, as there are other parties involved and processes to be followed that, during the pandemic can be more difficult to progress. It is important that you note that if the deadline to be eligible for the SDLT holiday is not met (i.e. you have not completed the matter by the deadline), there is a risk that your transaction falls through or the purchase price is renegotiated (and revised mortgage offers required), attracting the normal SDLT due after the deadline has lapsed.
Please rest assured, that we will do as best we can in the current climate to progress your matter so that you can benefit from the Government Scheme, however, we wish to be transparent about the current delays experienced by the conveyancing market so that you understand the situation and can make informed decisions.
Please note that you will continue to be responsible for our fees and disbursements incurred whether or not the matter proceeds to completion.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss your options please do not hesitate to contact us.
Tel: 020 8879 4301
Jeremy is a commercial property specialist and a founding member of Gardner Weller since 1980. Before joining Caplan Lyons, the predecessor of Gardner Weller, he was an articled clerk, and subsequently a solicitor, at Slaughter and May. Jeremy is now the Senior Partner of WSM and head of commercial property. He specialises in all aspects of the sale and purchase of commercial property including new build developments, new leases and auction purchases. He also deals with land and development finance for his developer clients and the acquisition and sale of commercial investment properties and residential and commercial development sites.
Tel: 020 8879 4303
Harriet is a Licensed Conveyancer and
a founder member of WSM, she started her legal career at Gardner Weller in 1997. Harriet specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial matters which includes the acquisition of sites and the re-sales of the units, the sale and purchase of all residential property, purchases via auctions and commercial and residential re-financing. Harriet is always very diligent with excellent attention to detail, and is considered to be one of the experts in her
field at WSM.
Tel: 020 8879 4304
Tim joined Gardner Weller in 1998
as a trainee having completed his
qualifications from The College
of Law in Guildford. Having
completed his training as a solicitor
with Gardner Weller he worked in
both the commercial and residential conveyancing teams, and is now
a partner of WSM.
Tel: 020 8879 4300
WSM Solictors is located in Gibbard Mews, just off the High Street in Wimbledon Village. Wimbledon
Station is within walking distance
and there is parking available along the High Street.
WSM Solictors LLP,
37-38 High Street,
London SW19 5BY