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Charlotte Farrant

Chartered Legal Executive

Charlotte joined the Firm in November 2020 and she is based at our Sittingbourne Office. She specialises in shared ownership transactions, Discounted Market Schemes, Help to Buy transactions and standard Freehold and Leasehold transactions. She also acts for Companies on both sales and purchases.

Charlotte qualified in March 2019 having worked in conveyancing since graduating from the University of Surrey in 2014. She has worked in various locations, in differing roles over the years from Kent to Central London before making her way back to leafy county 3 years ago. She undertook the CILEx Fast Track course and exams whilst working full-time and completed these with a distinction.

Recent case study - "Client was buying a leasehold flat in a block with two other flats. Upon review of the lease it was noted that the property demise was referred to in 3 plans namely; A, B and C. Plan A showing the freehold was included within the lease, as was Plan B showing the boundaries of the flat however Plan C had been omitted. The flat was marketed as being first floor and the lease indicated that plan C showed part of the ground floor as included within the property. I assumed that this was the staircase to allow access to the property. The landlord was approached to enquire whether the original lease was held including Plan C however unfortunately it wasn’t. The vendors solicitors proposed an indemnity however I was not confident this would adequately protect our client and therefore insisted on a Deed of Variation to include the missing lease plan. This was agreed by the vendors solicitors who also agreed to bear the cost for the same and allow us an amount off the purchase price to register the Deed at the Land Registry with our transfer application. Our client had stated that the vendor was surprised this had not been picked up when he purchased or by the previous vendors and was happy that she would now not have any issues on a subsequent sale."

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What Charlotte says:

I have been specialising in shared ownership transactions since qualifying (and several years prior) and am looking forward to taking on a more varied workload with MTP.  I also have experience in Discounted Market Schemes, Help to Buy transactions and standard Freehold and Leasehold transactions, acting for both vendor and purchaser.

Outside of work I enjoy attending Boxercise classes following a charity boxing match I partook in 2018 raising money for Cancer Research. The idea being to work off the calories I consume from my other part-time hobby of baking goodies such as cookies, brownies and cakes. Usually however, the treats win!

If I were not a Chartered Legal Executive, I would be...

I would be a vet. A slightly different role, but it would save me a fortune every time one of my four rabbits needs a routine dental! How could you have a bad day dealing with cute fluffs on the regular?!

If I were stranded on a desert island and could take a piece of music, book and a film with me, they would be…

A Bob Marley album, A Christmas film (probably Elf!) and a Jacqueline Wilson classic to relive my childhood!