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Abdul Mutallib


Abdul is a Partner at the firm based in our Ashford office, who for the past 7 years has worked in Residential Conveyancing.

Abdul deals with sale and purchase transactions including Leaseholds, Freeholds and New Builds. Over the last 5 years he has specialised in transactions involving Lifetime Mortgages, Modern Method of Auction (I am Sold purchase), Help to Buy Mortgages, Help to Buy ISA’s, Freehold Estate Rent Charges and Deeds of Variation.

Recent case study - "Our client was purchasing a large plot of land and property that had been constructed in the middle of two title numbers. At the time the sellers purchased the land in 2006,  neither their solicitors nor the sellers solicitors has identified the additional piece of land. On receiving instructions, I reviewed the title deeds of the property and noticed the obvious error in that the plan to the property did not correspond with the land being purchased. Having enquired further with the sellers solicitors it appears that when the sellers purchased the property in 2006 the second piece of land was not transferred to them by the previous owners. As the issue was raised by me on behalf of my client, we were able to arrange for the sellers to locate the previous owners and have the second title number transferred into the current sellers name, which then in turn meant that the sale to my client included both the land/title and that my client was able to purchase this without any issue. The need to locate the previous owners and having to correct the title deeds to the property, it resulted in the purchase process taking longer than usual  but had this not been discovered it would have meant that my client would have owned half the land to their property with a third party owning the other half. Despite being initially concerned about the issue, he was pleased that I had identified the concerns that were resolved so that any potential issues that could have arisen when he came to sell were no longer a factor."

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What Abdul says:

After completing my Law degree at the University of Kent, I qualified as a Solicitor in 2016, having joined Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in 2014.

My interest in law started during my studies at College. I always considered law as a potential career, even before going to university - I wanted to have an academically stimulating job and join a respected profession.

My post graduate studies exposed me to Conveyancing, which I thoroughly enjoyed. From a legal perspective Conveyancing covers a variety of situations and allows me to have contact with clients and other professionals on a daily basis.

It is very rewarding helping clients buy and sell properties, whether it be a first time buyer, a couple buying their first family home, someone downsizing or an investor adding to their property portfolio.

I am always committed to providing a stress free, personal and efficient service to my clients and I am known for my attention to detail and strong professional integrity.

Outside of work, I enjoy Football, Cricket and Swimming.

If I were not a lawyer, I would be...

Working in IT so I can suggest ‘have you tried turning it off and on again?’ as a solution to all problems!

If I were stranded on a desert island and could take three items with me, they would be...

If I were stranded on a desert island and could take 3 items with me I would firstly take a hammock to enjoy the sun. My second item would be a fire starter kit, which has multiple uses; to keep me warm at night, to keep wild animals away and cook food. Lastly a satellite telephone to call my wife when I’m ready for her to come and collect me!!

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