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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 Law in Gambia

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

Solie Law recommend that you contact us as soon as possible after you have decided to embark upon these transactions.  We can then give you independent advice in connection with Surveys and Valuations, Mortgages, Deposits, Estate Agents and a number of other features about which you need to know.

We shall 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.

Buying, Selling, Renting & Leasing Property in Gambia

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.

If after the property 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.

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

Residential Property For Sale, Lease & Rent in The Gambia

We provide preliminary investment advice for Clients who want to invest in or retire to The Gambia. Our advice centres on choices available to you and the tax and cultural issues arising when investing in a country with which you are not familiar.

Finding a Property in The Gambia

We are not estate agents.  We do, however, provide a property finding service for our Investment 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 years experience and list of contacts.

Property Transfer in The Gambia

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.

Buying Residential Property in The Gambia

Whether you are buying a holiday home, a place for retirement or an investment property in The Gambia, let our team of specialist property lawyers transfer the ownership safely into your name – and deal with all of the other vital issues that must be taken into account when buying property in The Gambia.

Selling Residential Property in The Gambia

If you are selling your property in The Gambia whilst in The Gambia or abroad, you main concern is getting you hands on the money as quickly as possible.  But there can be a lot more to do, especially if you want to minimise your taxes both in The Gambia and in the country where you live.  Let our team of specialist property lawyers help you deal with the sale safely.

Property Rental Contracts
in The Gambia

So you have bought your investment property in The Gambia and you want to let it out.  Are you really going to allow the tenant into possession without a singed rental contract?  You need to protect you legal position.  Let us prepare a specimen contract that you can use over and over again.  Just check every couple of years that the law has not changed!

Mortgaging your Property in The Gambia

Some of our Clients now borrow to finance the purchase of their property in The Gambia.  Let us discuss with you whether a mortgage in your own country or a mortgage in The Gambia will best suit your needs.  Note that we are not mortgage brokers and we are not trying to sell you any particular mortgage product.

Gambia Property Contract Checking Service

Some of our Clients do not wish to take advantage of our full property transfer service but prefer us only to check their contracts and advise them about any problems that we find.  This can be quite a lot cheaper than (but nearly as secure as) our dealing with the whole transaction.  Other clients ask to carry out a preliminary review of their contracts right at the outset of the transaction and before they instruct us to proceed with our full property transfer service.  Either way we are happy to fit in with your wishes.

Gambia Property Development Opportunities

Development of land – i.e. buying land in The Gambia and building on it or buying a property and improving it – is becoming increasingly common, even for ‘ordinary’ investors.  Choosing the right opportunity, drawing up a business plan that will work in The Gambia and making the right contacts can be a major challenge.  Let our team of lawyers use our years of experience to help you get it right and maximise your profit.