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Kirsty Martin

Licensed Conveyancer

Kirsty joined the firm in February 2019 and is based in our Gillingham office. Kirsty qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer in 2015 and specialises in residential property transactions, re-mortgages and transfers of equity.

Recent case study - "We acted for a client who inherited a property and therefore had very little knowledge of the same. The Seller believed that the property had an associated garage but did not hold the title deeds to the garage. Having marked what they believed was the garage on the filed plan we were able to identify the garage using the Land Registry map search and obtain the Official Copy Entries. The garage however was still registered in the deceased’s name. We therefore obtained the original Grant of Probate and was instructed by the Executor’s to sell the garage alongside the property. The garage was subject to a rent charge which complicated matters a little further and therefore a retention was held from the sale proceeds and an indemnity policy obtained in order for the sale to proceed swiftly to exchange and completion."

Read more Residential Conveyacing case studies.

What Kirsty says:

I graduated from Canterbury Christ Church University in 2010 having studied a media and cultural studies degree but due to the lack of jobs as a result of recession decided to train as a legal secretary. I joined a Property Lawyers as an office junior whilst undertaking my studies. Once I finished my legal secretary diploma I soon began training to become a Licensed Conveyancer.

I have dealt with a varied caseload of residential property transactions including freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, new builds, unregistered land, re-mortgages and transfers of equity. I love the diversity that the job brings as no two files are the same. I aim to build a good relationship with my clients as I am aware of what a stressful time moving home can be.

Outside of the office I enjoy socialising with friends and family, attending fitness classes and travelling.

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

I would be a journalist.