Rita De

Senior Associate

Gateley Legal

  • Guildford
  • t: 0148 323 0200
  • m: 0782 415 1913


Rita heads up the Residential Real Estate team in Guildford. She leads a dedicated team of property solicitors offering exceptional customer service to predominantly high net worth clients. Rita specialises in all aspects of residential property work including freeholds, leaseholds, newbuilds, transfers, remortgages, assignments and subsales.

Rita has over 10 years’ experience dealing with complex residential property matters and has worked both at Legal 500 and high street firms. She prides herself on the excellent feedback that she receives from her clients and her ability to engage with them and to meet their expectations.


  1. Acting on a £2.5m newbuild purchase where an electricity pylon was sited within the purchase property boundary. Bringing the matter to a successful conclusion involved negotiating a release and re-grant of the electricity company right of way through the property.
  2. Dealing with a complex transfer and refinance (in excess of £2m) for a very high net worth client with a number of aspects; including transfer into company names, lengthy and complex refinance queries, licence to occupy and independent legal advice. 
  3. Successfully concluding a sale and purchase (by way of part exchange) under extreme pressure on timings. The total value of the transaction was in excess of £5m.
  4. Working to extremely tight timelines to successfully conclude multiple sub-sales on one development prior to its completion.

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