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Property law

Viberts’ property team has extensive experience in dealing with all property related transactions, both domestic and commercial. Our team is friendly, professional, knowledgeable and helpful.

Meet our Property Team >

We know that property transactions are demanding, whether they are for a modest flat or a large housing development. We are always focused on meeting the needs of our clients. Our property pages of the website contain useful guidance for anyone planning to purchase, sell or make changes to a property.

Buying property in Jersey

As probably the most significant purchase you will ever make, we want to help you get it right. Our property pages are intended to give you confidence in the process and to highlight the full spectrum of factors you should consider so that you can make a fully informed decision; taking into account some of the common pitfalls. We will advise you every step of the way so that you end up with the perfect home for you.

What we can help with

  • Purchases and sales of freehold and share transfer property;
  • Advice, review and negotiation of residential and commercial leases;
  • Pre-let and development agreements;
  • Advice connected to:
    • planning applications and challenges / appeals;
    • relief under the high hedge legislation;
    • listing applications;
    • planning obligation agreements and other planning related applications and objections; and
  • Debt-restructuring and taking security over Jersey property.

If you’re seeking advice on a property, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Together, we can ensure your interests are best looked after.

Call us now on +44 (0) 1534 888666  to speak to a member of our Property law team.

Or email us to arrange a voice or video callback to help answer any particular queries you may have.

  • 'A usually stressful procedure made very easy for us. The entire team were efficient and were always friendly and well informed. The property transactions completed quickly and any problems prompted to avoid delays. Thank you.'

    Steven & Sue Foulds, Property Clients
  • "A diverse group, with skills that complement the full range of queries and challenges we present."

    Legal 500 2022
  • 'Your team were exceptional.'

    David Minty, Property Client
  • "I have worked with a number of firms in Jersey in both a professional and personal capacity, nearly all of which do not offer such a good value service as Viberts."

    Legal 500 2022
  • ‘James pulled out all the stops to get my lease through court – thank you!’

    Peter Baillon, Property client
  • 'Viberts practice is led by the ‘courteous and proactive’ James Lawrence, who ‘combines expert knowledge and perseverance with a much-needed sense of humour’. The team, which handles a mixture of contentious and non-contentious matters, acted for Unite the Union on the sale of a property, which was owned by a union in the 1980s that later became part of Unite; Lawrence had to establish to the court who now owned the building on behalf of Unite and had the power to sell it.'

    Legal 500
  • ‘A complicated sale was handled very well.’

    Property Client
  • 'Donna and Stéphane processed the purchase and sale extremely efficiently with Donna resolving urgent matters with the bank expediously.'

    Property Client
  • 'Friendly, accessible & efficient, Thank you Michael!'

    Property Client
  • ‘James Lawrence heads the property team at Viberts, which advises clients on sale and lease transactions, as well as offering expertise in real estate financing and property litigation. For new client CTJ Housing Trust, a four-man team advised on the purchase of a development for social housing.’

  • 'Very quick and efficient. Extremely professional.'

    Property Client
  • 'Excellent care and delivery from all at Viberts.'

    Property Client
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