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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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"Elizabeth was knowledgeable, very professional, always responded quickly, gave clear advice and had good judgment. She was a pleasure to talk to and did an excellent job."


"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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Government announces ground rent reforms to benefit leaseholders

January 8th 2024

The Government has announced proposals to cut ground rents to help homeowners in leasehold properties. Elizabeth Crouch Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Residential Property provides an update. Housing Secretary Michael Gove has launched a consultation that will set out options including capping ground rents at a so called “peppercorn” rate…

Mortgage Guarantee Scheme for first-time buyers is extended

January 5th 2023

The government has extended the Mortgage Guarantee Scheme for another year to help more first-time buyers get on to the property ladder. Elizabeth Crouch Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Residential Property provides an update. Under the scheme, the government offers lenders the financial guarantees they need to provide mortgages that…

Mixed fortunes for homebuyers as stamp duty cut but interest rates rise 

September 29th 2022

Homebuyers are considering their options amid a flurry of activity that is having a major impact on the housing market.  Elizabeth Crouch Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Residential Property provides an update. On the plus side, the government has announced a cut in stamp duty and extra help for first-time…

Many leaseholders who paid double ground rent to get refund

September 14th 2022

Thousands of leaseholders who paid double ground rent are to receive refunds following action by the Competition and Mergers Authority (CMA).  Elizabeth Crouch Senior Associate Solicitor & Head of Residential Property provides an update. The CMA has secured undertakings from nine companies that bought freeholds from housing developer Taylor Wimpey. A…

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