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Associate Solicitor – Residential Conveyancing Department

Sajith Pillai

Sajith has been working as a residential conveyancing solicitor since November 2009 and joined the firm in October 2019. Sajith works in our London (Richmond) office and specialises in all aspects of residential and commercial conveyancing.

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Bachelor of Academic Law (BAL), Mangalore University, India, 1999
  • Bachelor of Law (LLB), Mangalore University, India, 2001
  • Admitted as an Advocate in India, July 2001
  • Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) from BPP Professional Education UK in March 2009
  • Admitted as a Solicitor, July 2009

Experience and Expertise

  • Over 19 years’ experience of working in law, initially as an Advocate in India, and then as a solicitor in England and Wales
  • Advising and assisting with all aspects of buying and selling residential property, including the drafting of contracts, the raising and responding to enquiries, investigating title, and making relevant searches. Exchanging contracts and attending to completion of transactions.
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the redemption of mortgages and, where appropriate, the granting of remortgages and further charges
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the sale or purchase of new build properties
  • Advising and assisting with Right to Buy transactions
  • Advising and assisting with the Help to Buy scheme
  • Advising and assisting with shared ownership including staircasing
  • Advising and assisting with transfers of equity
  • Advising and assisting with reference to buying or selling at auction including the preparation of auction packs
  • Drafting leases, and advising as to Deeds of Variation and Rectification
  • Advising and assisting in relation to lease extensions, whether voluntary or statutory
  • Advising as to adverse possession claims
  • Reconstructing titles
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the preparation of transfers of part, where appropriate
  • Experience of advising and assisting in relation to commercial property transactions including acting for landlords or tenants in the grant or acquisition of leases, advising on Heads of Terms, drafting leases, sub-leases and assignment of leases, and drafting Rent Deposit Deeds
  • Advising and assisting in relation to the sale of businesses
  • Sajith is fluent in Hindi, Malayalam and Tamil
  • Departmental supervisor