Sarah is a partner and head of Napthens' residential property team. Based in our Preston office she manages an experienced team of property lawyers working from a number of offices. Sarah and her team work hard to ensure that clients receive an excellent level of service and are constantly striving to develop and devise ways of working that will ensure they meet and exceed clients' expectations.
As well as dealing with a broad range of residential property matters such as sales, purchases and remortgages, Sarah specialises in enfranchisement. This includes lease extensions and purchases of freeholds. In addition, she advises landlords and tenants in drafting and entering into residential tenancy agreements.
Sarah joined Napthens in 2009 and was promoted to Head of Residential Property in 2011, becoming partner in 2015. She studied law at the University of Hull and completed the Legal Practice Course at York College of Law. Sarah qualified in 2004 at the Manchester based firm Lawson Coppock & Hart.
More about Sarah Barnes
Describe yourself in 3 words:
Motivated. Hardworking. Outgoing.
What aspect of your job do you find most rewarding?
Making the conveyancing process as stress free for clients as possible and receiving positive feedback from happy clients who have enjoyed working with me.
Who would be your ultimate 3 dinner guests?
Dolly Parton, Stephen Fry and Lord Alan Sugar – just the right balance of fun, intelligence and business sense!
Insights from Sarah Barnes
Leasehold property ownership – a hot topicSarah Barnes - 26.09.19
First-time buyers - the optionsSarah Barnes - 28.03.19
North West Conveyancing Award winnersSarah Barnes - 03.10.18
Are you a first time buyer looking to buy a property next year?Sarah Barnes - 21.12.17
North West Conveyancing Firm of the YearSarah Barnes - 04.10.17
What do I need to consider when buying a new house?Sarah Barnes - 09.08.17
Should I consider a shared ownership property?Sarah Barnes - 02.02.17
Stamp Duty Changes, but landlords, do not forget...Sarah Barnes - 01.03.16
Why are searches so important?Sarah Barnes - 17.12.15
Buying a property? Getting a survey is YOUR responsibilitySarah Barnes - 22.10.15
Prevent delays on your leasehold property purchaseSarah Barnes - 13.04.15
Buying your first house…? Be preparedSarah Barnes - 27.01.15