Meet the Property Team – A Q&A session with Alison Treble
On Friday 15th November we will be celebrating Bath’s dynamic property sector at the second annual Bath Property Awards, of which we are proud to be the headline sponsor.
Property is important to us. From residential to commercial, from lease negotiations to first time buyers, our teams at Mogers Drewett have a wide variety of complementing skills and expertise to help with it all.
In the run up to the big event we will introduce members of the Bath-based Commercial and Residential Property teams – and share a few little known facts about them.
The fifth (and last) in the series is Alison Treble, Partner and Head of the Residential Property team.
Q: So… What does a Residential Property Lawyer do all day?
A: Good question! It is a real balancing act between anticipating clients’ needs and what will happen next in their particular case and chasing for information that hasn’t yet come in. Along with giving regular updates to clients and agents alike so that everyone knows what is going on and when. Most people underestimate the amount of back and forth involved in buying or selling property, from raising and answering queries to negotiating on important contract terms. The more that we are in touch the easier it is for all involved.
Q: What is the secret of good conveyancing?
A: Not really a secret but regular and concise communication is the obvious answer. Also, remember that you get what you pay for. The importance of having local qualified experts on hand not only on your case but those in the chain is a huge advantage in trying to move house quickly.
Q: What is your specialism within the team?
A: I am passionate about helping HNW individuals build their property portfolios. I achieve this through forming long-term partnerships with my client and get to know them thoroughly so that we can offer the best solution.
Q: What did you do before Mogers Drewett?
A: I have worked full time in law firms since my A Levels and was at a large firm in Bristol before joining the firm 13 years ago.
Q: What’s the most memorable transaction you have worked on?
A: They are memorable for so many different reasons but it is not the bricks and mortar that make them memorable it is the people involved. Helping people re-locate, change their work life balance or buy their dream home is the best part.
Q: If you could introduce one new property law what would it be?
A: Not very exciting but I would regularise search results from Local Authorities so that they all came back at the same time regardless of the Council involved and I would change the results so that it automatically included copies of the Planning Permissions etc that are referred to. A lot of time can pass whilst copies are found, checked and reported on.
Q: Did you know…
… that I own around 75 pairs of shoes (of all different types). I ran my first and what I had fully expected would be my only Bath Half this year…..I have just signed up for the second one and will add to the shoe collection as a reward!