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Jeremy Raj

Partner

Biography

National Head - Residential Property

I am the National Head of the Private Wealth Residential Property Team. I have worked in the residential property sector for over twenty years and have particular experience in London and the South East, although many of my clients have properties throughout the country.

I have a range of clients, from property developers and investors to banks and lending institutions, landlords, tenant groups, management companies and individuals from England and many other countries.

I specialise in all aspects of residential property law, including:

  • Development
  • Investment
  • Portfolio acquisitions, sales and management
  • Funding
  • Landlord and tenant issues
  • Conveyancing for individuals, collectives and family offices

I have been extensively quoted in the national and property press and have appeared on the BBC (radio and television) and Channel Four News. I also write an occasional blog for Huffington Post.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

My original motivation was for an interesting and intellectually stimulating job. The inspiration came later when I had specialised in the residential property sector, which appealed from day one in the office.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The range of people in the industry, bringing big deals to fruition and helping clients through the maze of relevant legislation all combine to keep the work fascinating, challenging and fun.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

The sport of fencing has been a big part of my life since starting secondary school. I still train and compete, and fifteen years ago I helped set up a club in my home town of Tunbridge Wells. With three teenage children with a range of interests, the weekends are normally busy watching them play sports or taxiing.

Publications

I have recently contributed to:

  • The Times' The Brief
  • PropertyWire
  • Housebuilder & Developer
  • eprivateclient
  • Today's Conveyancer
  • Property Industry Eye
  • Rotherham Advertiser
  • Financial Times
  • The Daily Mail
  • ITV
  • AOL

I have also recently conducted an interview for BBC Radio.

I qualified as a solicitor in 1993.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 31/10/2018
    2018 Budget: Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth Experts React To Announcements

    “The continued and deepened assistance for first time buyers via SDLT is to be welcome and given the delayed nature of most of the measures announced, it is a pleasant surprise that this relief will be retrospective. Additional funding for the housing infrastructure fund will need to be closely monitored as the supply site problems in the market are well documented and it is essential they are addressed in reality rather than just in theory.”

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  • 30/07/2018
    Reform of Land Registration To Stem Property Fraud

    “The 2002 Land Registration Act has shown itself to have been over-ambitious in its expectations as to how electronic and online conveyancing would provide an instantaneous, digital and easy land registration system. “The Law Commission’s latest recommendations are more grounded (pun intended) and limited in scope, focusing heavily on the fear of ever-increasing property fraud, and various other practical changes. The suggestion of another set of standards for conveyancers to adhere to however, is likely to increase administration and delays in the conveyancing process, and divert attention from the real objective of combatting fraudsters. Modern conveyancers have many masters, all of whom wish to set new agendas, whilst claiming to make things simpler and cheaper. The Government should be wary of allowing the regulatory burden to increase without forcing all the interested parties to sign up to what is proposed."

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  • 30/11/2017
    Jeremy Raj Named National Head Of Residential Property At Irwin Mitchell

    “Jeremy's appointment will ensure that the residential property department grows in strength and depth across our offices and complements our strong commercial team. Irwin Mitchell now has 36 commercial real estate partners across eight national offices covering all aspects of commercial property including planning, construction, litigation, finance and tax and a team of 5 residential partners. We plan to expand further to reflect the firm’s ambition to become a leading real estate team."

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  • 28/11/2017
    Jeremy Raj Named National Head Of Residential Property At Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth

    “I am delighted to have accepted the position of National Head of Residential Property. It’s an exciting time both for the firm and for the wider property market with housing at the top of the government’s agenda, as well as a great time of growth for Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth. “I’m looking forward to expanding the team and creating a centre of excellence for all things residential property that is renowned across the UK and internationally. Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth is going from strength to strength, and I’m confident we’ll be able to build on the superb existing foundations the team already has.”

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