Lawyers & Solicitors in Gambia
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Solie Law Chambers

P..O. Box 1783, Banjul
2nd Street East,
Fajara "M" Section
The Gambia, West Africa

Tel: +220 437 2522
Cell: +220 799 0419

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Free Legal Advice

If you have a legal problem in Gambia and would like a lawyer, solicitor or barrister to represent you, please telephone, email or write.

Our lawyers are happy to provide brief preliminary legal advice on any investment, business or personal legal problems you may have in The Gambia

Property Conveyancing

We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible after you have decided to embark upon your residential or commercial property purchase, sale or investment. 

We can explain to you in outline the steps which may be involved, from the initial stages of obtaining the title deeds and preparing a draft contract on your side, to completing the transaction on the date when you move into your new home.

Thereafter, of course, we shall deal with all the necessary stamping of the purchase deed, capital gains, registration of your title, seeking consent of the Secretary of State for Lands in the case of leasehold properties, dealing with the issue of a new Share Certificate where a Management Company is involved and generally ensuring that all the necessary procedures have been complied with on your behalf.

Gambia Property Conveyance & Transfer Service

If after the transactions have been completed you need to take advice with regard to your obligations under any covenants which may affect the property, the buildings insurance, boundary rights and so on, we are available to assist you.

We have a team of Gambian based lawyers qualified in many different countries working with paralegals and supporting staff, hand in hand with independent lawyers located around the world.

We can help to guide you through the confusion and complexity involved in buying and selling your house, apartmnet or piece of land in The Gambia.

Lawyers in The Gambia

Corporate Attorneys, Lawyers, Barristers & Solicitors
Property Lawyers in Gambia: Solie Law Chambers are commercial & corporate attorneys, lawyers, barristers & solicitors offering legal prperty services in The Gambia,
Free Legal Advice In Gambia
Property Market In Gambia: Solie Law Chambers are happy to provide free brief preliminary legal advice about any residential or commercial land & property transactions in The Gambia
Setting Up A Business
Land & Property in Gambia: Legal advice on buying, selling, renting or leasing holiday apartments, retirement homes, investments, developments, building land & compounds in The Gambia
Business Problems & Commercial Disputes
Holiday & Tourism Businesses: We advise on tourist and travel business properties such as eco lodges, guest houses, holiday hotels, beach bars & restaurants in The Gambia
Commercial Property Law
Commercial Properties: Legal advise on the rental, lease, sale & purchase of business premises, warehouses, shops, offices, factories, supermarkets, commercial, industrial & retail units
Debt Collection & Recovery
Property Disputes & Problems: Solie Law offer advice relating to property ownership disputes due to inheritance, divorce, family problems, mis-selling or non payment in The Gambia

Conveyancing & Transfers: Buying & Selling Property in The Gambia

 This guide is no substitute for professional legal advice, which we will happy to supply on our usual commercial terms upon request.  If you would kike us to represent you, please telephone, email or write.  Our contact details are on the front cover of this guide.

We can then have a brief discussion over the telephone and, if necessary, make an appointment so that we can meet to look at the matter in more detail.

We are used to acting for Clients from all over the world and, generally, find that it is not necessary to meet in order to deal with the purchase of a property in The Gambia.  Of course, we are delighted to meet to discuss matters personally if this is convenient for you.

Gambian Property Sales: Preliminary Meeting

General advice – usually (but not always) BEFORE you go looking at property – about the best way of implementing you plans, the best form of legal ownership for the property, minimising tax problems, minimising inheritance problems and any other topics of concern to you.  Meeting typically 1 - 1½ hours, followed up by a written report.

Gambian Property Sales: Contract Checking Service

Reviewing any preliminary contract of sale (contract preliminaire/compromise/promesse de vente), offer to buy or reservation contract presented to you and reporting our general observations in writing.

Gambian Property Investment Services

  • General advice to you about who should be made the legal owner of the property to minimise tax and inheritance problems.  If your circumstances are complicated or if you require detailed advice then this will be charged for on a time basis.  We will, in this event, give you an estimate for providing that advice.
  • Advice about ‘declared values’ and ‘black money’
  • Advice about you liability to taxes and other expenses in connection with the purchase.
  • If you wish, introducing you to a local lawyer or notary to act for you in connection with your purchase.
  • Establishing from you what further assistance you may require in connection with this transaction.

Gambian Property Transfer Services

  • Drafting a Contract of Sale OR approving a Contract supplied by the seller OR (if there is no preliminary contract of sale) approving the draft of the Title Deed (acte de vente) supplied by the Notary.
  • Advising you on whether the property being sold may, in principle, be subject to rights of pre-emption.
  • Pointing out any problems shown by any documentation supplied to you by the sellers – or the lack of it.
  • Pointing out any further enquiries we think you should make.
  • Preparing a full written report setting out the results of our enquiries, reviewing the terms of your contract and giving you our recommendations concerning the purchasing generally.
  • General advice about the cheapest and most reliable ways to transfer your funds overseas.
  • Obtaining your agreement to proceed with the purchase and dealing with the exchange of signed contracts.
  • Advising you as to the contents of the Title Deed.
  • Obtaining confirmation that the Land Registry Search reveals no registered charges.
  • Arranging for the completion of the purchase by the signing of the Title Deed.
  • Dealing with the Government office to arrange for the registration of your title at the Gambian Land Registry.
  • Establishing from you what further assistance you may require in connection with this transaction.
  • Liaison throughout with estate agents, developers, local lawyers, local council, tax office, Land Registry etc.
  • Providing any necessary “handholding” during the transaction.  This does not extend to unlimited contact with clients. Most clients are very reasonable and understand that work done at an agreed fee can only cover necessary contact and not phone calls or emails every day!