Lawyers & Solicitors in Gambia
Property Investments: 00 220 437 2522

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 Investments

Over the last few years more and more of our clients have decided that investing in residential or commercial property in The Gambia makes sense.

We are not independent financial advisors and it is not our job to help you decide how much of your wealth should be invested in stocks and shares, cash, bonds, commodities etc. and how much should be put into property in Gambia.  We would urge you to take advice from a qualified person as to your investment plans. 

Once you have decided that you wish to invest in a Gambian property and how much you wish to invest we can provide you with a wide range of services.

Gambia Property Investments: Property Finding Service

As we have already said, we are not estate agents. We do, however, provide a property finding service for our investor clients

If you wish to take advantage of this service we will use our knowledge of the market place and our contacts to locate properties that meet your specification.

We will charge you for the work that we do. We charge a fee of 3% of the value of the property found, subject to a minimum.

Of course, you are not really paying us for the few letters and telephone calls it takes us to find your property. You are paying for the hundreds of hours we spend each year researching the market and for our 20+ years experience and list of contacts.

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

Preliminary Meeting: Buying & Selling Property in The Gambia

Very often our work will start with a meeting with the client. We will send you a questionnaire so that we can learn, in advance, what we need to know about your financial affairs, your family situation, your aspirations etc. We also send you a draft agenda for the meeting so that you can indicate the things you wish to discuss with us.

A typical meeting will last for between an hour and an hour and a half and it is followed up by a written summary of what was discussed.

At a typical meeting with an investment client we will discuss and decide which countries, areas and types of property best suit his or her personal requirements. We are not estate agents. We do not try to sell you any particular property nor, indeed, do we generally even consider individual properties at this stage.

Alternatively, it may be that investing via a property investment club or fund will suit the client better.

Or the client might be better advised, in his or her particular circumstances, to invest by way of a becoming a developer, a joint venture with a developer or a fixed rate loan to a developer.

We will also discuss and agree the best legal ownership structure, the best tax minimisation structure and the best inheritance structure in your circumstances.

We will usually also discuss where the money is coming from and, if you wish to borrow, the opportunities in the country where the property is located and in the country where you live.

Usually there are also other items that the client wishes us to deal with at that meeting.

Our Property Transfer Service

Once you have found your property – whether using our property finding service or your own initiative – we can deal with the transfer of the legal ownership of the property into your name.

Ongoing Assistance

Some of our investment clients ask for our ongoing assistance by way, for example, of an annual review of their portfolio. We can then suggest which of the properties, in our view, are likely to have reached their peak and might be sold.