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Richard Carter

Managing Partner

Richard is Managing Partner of the firm who specialises in Residential Property Law.

As a residential conveyancing solicitor he has a wealth of experience with a wide range of residential property transactions, including expertise in Staircasing and Shared Ownership, Re-mortgages, Listed Buildings and mixed Commercial and Residential Units.

Read our recent Residential Conveyancing Case Studies.

What Richard says:

After attending the Boys Grammar School in Rochester, I went to Nottingham University and obtained my law degree in 1988. I qualified as a Solicitor in 1991, before then joining Martin Tolhurst Solicitors in 1992. I was later made a Partner of the Firm in 1994 and became Managing Partner in 2004.

I have dealt with residential property throughout my career and there has rarely been a dull moment! I deal with freehold and leasehold sales and purchases, staircasing and shared ownership, re-mortgages, listed buildings and mixed commercial and residential units. I am also the Firm’s representative on The Conveyancing Association.

I have always loved doing property work. My files usually involve a lot of contact with clients and people buying or selling houses have a lot of emotional investment in what I am doing for them. Property buying and selling can be simple or complex and no two cases are the same. We need to protect our clients’ interests but also meet their preferred timescales - this has meant being creative and using my experience to find a variety of solutions to a number of different situations.

Outside of work I am a (slow) runner doing Parkrun every Saturday somewhere in Kent, long suffering supporter of both Kent County Cricket and Nottingham Forest football club. I have volunteered as a School Governor for 30 years which I find very rewarding. Music keeps me sane, especially whilst exercising. My big love has always been travelling and I have been lucky enough to visit 50 different countries but have a bucket list of many more

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

A travel writer- I love travelling and being paid to travel whilst writing for Lonely Planet would be my absolute dream job!

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

The Oasis album “Definitely Maybe" – it still sounds as brilliant now as it did when I first it over 25 years ago. No 2 is more up to date - Catfish and the Bottleman who I have seen 5 times and their album “The Balcony”. Last but not least to change the mood some trashy, pop so definitely Taylor Swift’s "1989".

Articles written by Richard Carter:

What factors put buyers off once they have made an offer on a property?

Equity Release Council

Budget 2021: Sunak empties his purse for a pandemic-beating budget

The beginning of the end of Leasehold

Stamp Duty Surcharge for Non UK Residents

Priority Work during the Coronavirus Lockdown

Buy to Let - Update for landlords

Buying your first home in the next 10 years?

Know the ground rules before starting in the garden

New laws to prevent Property Fraud

Kent's Housing Shortfall

Not all First Time Buyers benefit from the Stamp Duty cuts?!

Buy-to-let Landlords - time to consider a sale?

SDLT rises cool Buy to Let market, but First Timers take slack!

The UK's Biggest Mortgage Lender - the Bank of Mum and Dad!