Leading offshore law firm, Mourant Ozannes, has launched the first pan-island website dedicated entirely to property matters across Guernsey and Jersey.
www.mourantozannesproperty.com is a comprehensive and user friendly guide to buying, selling, leasing and developing property in the Channel Islands.
Using breathtaking aerial photographs taken by local photographer Matt Hotton, the website guides users through all aspects of the property markets in the Islands including information on buying a first property, re-financing an existing property, housing qualifications, planning laws and policy and the latest property news and legislation.
Aimed at those intending to deal in either residential or commercial premises, there are calculators for the costs associated with property transactions including stamp duty or document duty and other fees.
Wendy Lambert, Head of Property at Mourant Ozannes said: 'Buying, selling or leasing property is one of the most important but also most stressful things we do in life, whether as a business or as an individual. We wanted to develop this online resource to help people build a clear understanding of what is involved in their property transaction from the outset and to allow easy access to our expert property team which is able to explain in more detail what the client needs to be aware of and do. We believe that our clients will find this very useful, especially as for the first time it encompasses both Guernsey and Jersey, where there are some significant differences in laws, regulations and procedures. It should therefore appeal not only to local users, but become an incredibly valuable information portal for people looking to relocate to or invest in property in the Channel Islands.'
In addition to ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, which are dealt with on the site, there are opportunities for clients to attend free drop-in clinics or request a free consultation, and for market professionals to book in-house training sessions with Mourant Ozannes' property experts.