Senior Conveyancing Executive
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Kelvin joined Birketts in 2012. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals and Member of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers. He has over 19 years' experience in acting for private housebuilders at both regional and national level and also housing associations. His experience includes dealing with the site set up of both freehold and leasehold schemes and he has extensive experience in dealing with new build, refurbishment or conversion schemes.
He is also experienced in dealing with the negotiation of associated infrastructure agreements, highways and drainage section agreements, transfers of land to utility companies, management companies, local authorities and other commercial bodies and private individuals.
Kelvin also assists in the management of our Housebuilder Team dealing with volume plot disposals by private housebuilders and part exchange transactions both in relation to the acquisition and resale. Our designated Housebuilder Team is currently dealing with almost 3000 plots per annum in addition to the associated development matters on a wide range of different schemes. They are recognised as one of the leading designated teams throughout East Anglia. Kelvin assists in the supervision of the rapidly expanding team ensuring the smooth handling of transactions from the initial set up, through to reservation and all the way to completion .
He also acts for a number of private housebuilders in relation to advising them on Help to Buy with schemes that require HTB funding including entering into the Grant Funding Agreement and Condition Precedents, as well as disposals by way of other funding arrangements such as Shared Equity, Shared Ownership of Discount Market products.
Kelvin's work for housing associations includes plot disposals by the Granting of Shared Ownership Sales, Tranche and Equity Releases, Final Staircasings, Back to Backs, Right to Buy, Right to Acquires and all other social housing products.
He is also acting for a number of Local Authorities (and their various development companies) in relation to advising them on dealing with joint ventures on their disposal schemes.
Kelvin has acted for a number of London clients in advising them on the conversion of commercial office space into residential accommodation and is highly recognised for his in depth knowledge in dealing with holding and intermediary company structures for complex leasehold arrangements .
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Kelvin is based at our Norwich office.
Kelvin joined from a large law firm where he was team leader of the Cambridge social housing disposal team and joint manager of the new build plot disposal team.