Sarah Holmes

Business, Charities, Faith Based Institutions, Real Estate

Title: Solicitor

Tel: 0191 226 3131

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Sarah is an experienced solicitor in our real estate and faith based institutions teams. Her clients include churches, charities, companies, trusts, property investors and private individuals. She is experienced in team work handling substantial volumes of instructions.

Faith Based Institution Expertise:

Sintons are national panel solicitors for the Managing Trustees of the Methodist Church and panel solicitors for the United Reformed Church (Northern Province). The firm also acts for the Presbyterian Church, The Greek Orthodox Church and the Newcastle Gurdwara. Sarah undertakes extensive work as part of the faith based institutions team.

Her experience includes a wide range of faith based institutions property transactions including:

  • sales and purchases of Manses, Church Buildings and Church Land (whole and part)
  • occupational leases and licences
  • easements
  • boundary issues
  • auction sales
  • advice on sales at undervalue
  • advice on sales to connected parties

Commercial Property Real Estate experience:

  • acting for a wide range of business clients (corporate and individual), individuals, charities, companies and trusts
  • in the sale and acquisition of commercial properties
  • development of land
  • as landlords and tenants in relation to non-contentious matters particularly the grant of leases and occupational licences
  • residential sales and purchases in particular reference to investor portfolios
  • portfolio work
  • statutory declarations and dealing with ownership of land
  • advising on planning issues particularly in relation to HMO licensing

Some recent comments in relation to Sarah’s work from Managing Trustees of the Methodist Church include:

  • ‘we are very appreciative of your help, inexhaustible patience and understand in all matters relating to the sale’
  • ‘I am so grateful for all your help. We could not have done this without you’
  • ‘Thank you all at Sintons for your help in this sale. I am well aware that it has been a very diverse road to get here but I have been impressed by the diligence shown by you all at Sintons’

Sarah’s interests outside of work include skiing, walking and socialising with friends and family.


Key Practice Areas

  • Faith Based Institutions
  • Real Estate