September 7, 2023

Residential property explained

This post was written by: Laaibah Bhatti

Residential property is more than just a place to call home; it’s a significant financial asset with legal complexities. This article provides an overview of the key aspects of residential property.

But what is residential property?

Residential properties serve as homes for individuals and families, providing shelter and a place to live, and they are generally distinct from commercial or industrial properties, which are used for business purposes.

Residential property ownership can be for personal use or investment purposes, such as renting out the property to tenants.

What are the residential property types?  

Residential property encompasses a diverse range of options, from detached single-family homes to apartments. The type you choose will depend on your lifestyle, budget and preferences.

The property purchase process

Buying a residential property involves a step-by-step process including property searches, contract drafting, surveys, inspections and closing. Legal professionals, such as our conveyancing experts, guide you through this journey.

Mortgages and financing

Mortgages are the most common means of financing residential property purchases. Understanding mortgage types and interest rates is essential for successful home ownership.

Title deeds

Titles are legal documents providing ownership over your property. Ensuring a clear title and properly executed deeds are crucial steps in any property transaction.

Buildings insurance

Buildings insurance protects your investment from unforeseen events, such as fire, theft or natural disasters. Lenders often require insurance as a condition of the mortgage.

Our Conveyancing Department at Aston Bond is here to guide you through every aspect of residential property transactions, ensuring that your rights are protected, your investments are secure, and your journey is a success.

Whether you’re buying, selling, or investing in residential property, rely on us for trusted legal support.

Contact us today at 01753 486 777 or email our Residential Property solicitor at