Lisa Brewer joins Charles French & Co

Posted: 08/07/2021

We are delighted to announce that Lisa Brewer has joined the firm. Lisa is a Graduate of the Institute of Legal Executives with over 15 years residential conveyancing experience and deals with all areas of residential conveyancing including sales and purchases, re-mortgages, transfers of equity, newbuilds and affordable housing. You can contact Lisa at:

Jenna Roe Joins Charles French & Co

Posted: 10/06/2021

We are delighted to announce that Jenna Roe has joined the firm. Jenna is a Solicitor specialising in Residential property dealing with sales and purchases and has a particular interest in small developments and the buying and selling of plots. Jenna is based in our Truro office. You can contact Jenna at:

Shannon Fawdry Joins Charles French & Co

Posted: 04/05/2021

We are delighted to announce that Shannon Fawdry has joined the firm. Shannon is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives specialising in Residential property dealing with sales, purchases, re-mortgages and transfers of equity and is based in our Newquay office.


Posted: 27/04/2021

Charles French & Co is pleased to announce that Helen Sennett has now been promoted to Associate of the firm. Helen Sennett, who joined in 2015 and completed her training with the firm, works in our Truro office in the Commercial Property Department. Helen is well regarded for her high quality service and legal expertise.  The promotion recognises the commitment, hard work and talent which Helen brings to the team.


Posted: 26/02/2021

WE ARE RECRUITING! We are looking for an experienced Residential Property Secretary to join our vibrant and growing firm. We have a vacancy in our Truro office – Please contact Charles French confidentially at    

Jackie Rudge joins Charles French & Co Family Department

Posted: 04/11/2020

We are pleased to announce that Jackie Rudge has joined the firm as a Solicitor within our Family Department. Jackie qualified in 1993 and has a wide experience of acting for clients in all aspects of family matters including • Divorce • All financial aspects arising from family breakdowns • Separations agreements • Pre and post nuptial agreements to preserve wealth • All matters relating to children • Emergency remedies including occupation applications She is a long standing member of... Read More »

Have you taken advantage of the latest Stamp Duty Land Tax guidelines?

Posted: 20/08/2020

As of the 8th July 2020, the government introduced new guidelines for Stamp Duty Land Tax. If you purchase a residential property up to the sum of £500,000.00 then there will be no stamp duty payable (unless you are subject to the surcharge rates). These measures will last until the 31st March 2021. Please contact our Property Team on our website for more information. Please also visit for the current rates payable.

Residential Property: Selling and Buying

Posted: 06/04/2020

Selling and Buying residential property during the Coronavirus Outbreak brings with it certain difficulties. We recommend that you carefully read the Government’s Advice on moving home. There is no need if you are selling and/or buying to immediately withdraw from your transaction, but it is imperative that you follow the Government’s guidance on moving house, the guidance on social distancing and take the recommended measures for self-isolating and shielding. The general advice is to delay exchanging contracts and completing... Read More »

Residential Property: Residential Tenancies

Posted: 06/04/2020

Landlords and Tenants of residential property are both likely to experience difficulties faced with the impact of the Coronavirus outbreak. The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 25 March 2020 and contains some new legislation aimed to protect tenants and to prevent evictions during the Coronavirus outbreak. The Act provides for a Landlord to now give three months’ notice for recovery of possession of a property on the expiry or termination of a residential tenancy. The Act applies to... Read More »