Meet the Conveyancing Team with Karl Liu
What is your role in the team and how long have you been with Sintons
I’ve been working at Sintons since January 2018 and I am a paralegal in the Conveyancing Team. I have a law degree and I’m working towards my qualification as a Chartered Legal Executive.
How long have you worked in residential property
I started working in Residential Conveyancing in 2014. I’ve developed my knowledge over the past 7 years working at a few different respectable firms in the North East, and now being settled at Sintons.
Why did you choose to specialise in this area of law
I actually went into Conveyancing as a recommendation from a friend. I’d just come out of a temporary role in family law, not knowing what to expect, but I always had a passion for property so in hindsight it seemed rather fitting that I decided to specialise in this area. Looking back on the decision now, it has definitely been a wise move for me.
What is unique about Sintons’ offering in the market
As a firm we thrive on providing a good quality service. We ensure we are there to handle our clients affairs and any queries they may have in a timely manner. We are able to maintain good relationships and gaining repeat business from clients and referrals to their family members, friends and work colleagues alike. At Sintons, you will generally have a single point of contact who will have the knowledge and expertise to cater specifically to your requirements.
The department has a very high percentage of repeat business and referred work. Why do you think this is the case?
What we offer in the market is the reason why we have a high percentage of repeat business and referred work. Likewise we have a very close knit network between the firm’s many departments, so clients are able to call upon the expertise of our colleagues in other departments, as required. As our firm has a set base of Visions and Values, we then look at how to materialise on such Vision and Values and this is evidenced in the way we work.
What is the outlook in the residential property market. Is this a good time to buy or sell?
The property market is indeed very busy, however it can also be very unpredictable as well. In light of the recent government Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday, many have looked to benefit from this by aiming to complete by the end of September deadline. We may have expected the market to quieten down slightly. This, however, doesn’t seem to be the case, nor has it been throughout the lockdown. The property market has stood on its two feet in this tough period. There seems to be more demand for new houses to be built, which then creates a rippling effect on houses being sold to potential first time buyers, investors and standard buyers alike.
How has Sintons and the property market in general been impacted by the COVID pandemic?
We continue to thrive on giving quality service to the new work coming into the firm.
Have you been involved in any unusual or unique property transactions you could disclose?
I believe every transaction is unique in its own right. I work on all types of properties, some coming with their own unique aspects such as septic tanks, unregistered land, parts of land that haven’t been properly transferred from predecessors, dealing with grants of easements with neighbours, and so on…
What can people expect when appointing you as their conveyancing lawyer?
My aim is to deliver an excellent service to all my clients. Handle their matter efficiently and in a timely fashion, reporting on possible options and routes that can be taken, where applicable.