Donall advises both buyers and sellers in relation to freehold and leasehold transactions, dealing with many high value properties in prime locations.
As well as his transactional work, his areas of particular expertise include lease extensions (including lease extensions under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993), new leases, identifying and rectifying defective leases, probate sales, court of protection sales, re-mortgages, auction sales and purchases, secured lending, new build purchases, restrictive covenants, residential development and some leasehold enfranchisement matters.
He regularly acts for high-net-worth clients and he often receives referrals from the major City firms who do not undertake conveyancing matters.
Donall gives seminars and external training to estate agents on developments in conveyancing and the pitfalls to avoid in leasehold transactions.
Donall qualified in 1997 and joined Russell-Cooke in 2002 becoming a partner in 2005.
Security release fees
Selling timeshare properties
Tracking down property deeds
Issues with a property's freehold
Purchasing a property with a history of subsidence
Inheriting freehold interests
Standard leasehold contracts and selling to the freeholder
Securing a property in the face of other buyer interest
Buying the freehold
Was appointed to the Law Society Conveyancing Handbook editorial board in October 2013
A regular contributor to The Sunday Times 'Ask the Expert' column
- Assisted and contributed to Channel 4's Dispatches documentary
Fraudulent property transactions – what can be done?
We've just agreed to sell our home and buy another, could we complete in time to benefit from a three-month stamp duty holiday extension? - This Is Money
My house is not on the Land Registry - The Sunday Times