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Elizabeth Crouch

Position: Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Residential
Offices: Brampton
Areas: Personal Law, Commercial Property, Conveyancing

Elizabeth is a Senior Associate and Head of Residential Property at Cartmell Shepherd and has been with the firm for 15 years.

Elizabeth first graduated with a BA (Hons) in Education before studying law by distance-learning at Northumbria University, where she graduated with a distinction. She trained at Martineau Johnson in Birmingham, qualifying as a solicitor in 2003, and moved to Ward Hadaway in Newcastle, specialising in intellectual property law, before returning to Cumbria to join Cartmell Shepherd. She became an Associate in 2008.

The home buying and selling process can potentially be stressful, time consuming and costly, however at Cartmell Shepherd we do all we can to minimise this. We give an excellent service and can deal with all your questions and enquires promptly and will update you regularly.

Elizabeth and her team are truly independent and do not pay referral fees or any other type of incentives, which means there is no conflict of interest and we can provide impartial and proper advice and we act only in your best interest.

The team are CQS accredited, which means the firm is a member of the Law Society’s Conveying Quality Scheme and the team have received the mark of excellence for the home buying process.

About Elizabeth

Elizabeth has a wide range of knowledge and property expertise. She handles all aspects of property work with a particular specialism in high value or complex titles such as transfers of part, leasehold properties including leasehold development work and set up of leasehold developments schemes. She also covers residential sales, purchases and mortgages, first registration of land and property at the Land Registry, deeds of covenant and easement, co-ownership and matrimonial conveyancing. Elizabeth also deals with commercial property and therefore deals with many mixed use properties.

In her spare time Elizabeth enjoys gardening and has a particular interest in growing certain plants. Elizabeth is also a keen dog walker and can often be seen walking around north Cumbria with her Scottish Terrier.

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“We very much appreciated Elizabeth’s personal involvement, attention to detail and commitment to seeing the matter through. Thank you.”


"From the very start of my relationship with your firm when I purchased a property seven years ago, it has been a pleasure to deal with you."


“Prompt, professional… perfect!  We look forward to working with Elizabeth Crouch in the future. Top class!”

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Landlord stops leaseholder letting out flat on Airbnb

November 5th 2018

Elizabeth Crouch Senior Solicitor A landlord has succeeded in legal action to prevent a leaseholder letting out his flat on short-term lets using websites such as Airbnb. The landlord was the freeholder of a building which had been converted into flats. Many of the flats had been sub-let by the…

UK house prices jumped 0.7% between March and April

July 31st 2019

By Elizabeth Crouch Head of Residential Conveyancing The latest House Price Index figures show that the cost of an average home in the UK jumped 0.7% between March and April. The annual rise to April was 1.4%, bringing the cost of the average property to £228,903. In England, the annual…

Help to Buy scheme to start allowing 35-year mortgages

September 2nd 2019

By Elizabeth Crouch Head of Residential Conveyancing Homeowners buying a property under Help to Buy are now allowed to take out 35-year mortgages. The government has moved to close what it describes as a loophole, which has seen purchasers using the scheme facing difficulties and uncertainty if they wanted to…

Help to Buy scheme is not delivering expected value, say MPs

October 9th 2019

By Elizabeth Crouch Head of Residential Conveyancing The value of the government’s Help to Buy scheme has been called into question by MPs on the Public Accounts Committee. They say much of the money invested could have been better spent elsewhere. The Help to Buy: Equity Loan scheme was introduced…

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