Meet the Lawyer - Neil Molyneux - Appleby
propertyskipper.com interviews Neil Molyneux, a property lawyer with Appleby (Bermuda) Limited. Neil is our contributing columnist for propertyskipper's new feature 'Ask Legal Neil' (starting this Friday!). If you have any questions you would like to ask Neil - on any and all legal matters regarding Bermuda property, please direct your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
How long have you been a lawyer? 5 years in Bermuda and too many years to remember in the UK!
Why do you like working for Appleby? Appleby is well-established and so clients can have confidence that we will be there for them in the future – from retrieving old files and papers in storage to assisting with future plans. It’s giving clients continuity that I enjoy most.
What is the favourite part of your job? Congratulating a client on becoming the owner of a new home - you can see how excited they are!
What is going on the market right now? It’s probably the best of times for Bermudians with a deposit and for non-Bermudians, especially PRCs, to buy with lower home prices and Government Licences effectively on sale for the next two years.
How do you see the Bermuda property market over the next 12 months? That’s really one for the realtors but confidence in the market is growing and buyers are coming forward.
What are your top 3 tips when looking at a potential new home? 1. Check the boundaries and the structure 2. Ask about any alterations the Vendor has made and warn your lawyer if there are any 3. If it’s a condo, find out if the management company is well run.
What do you think of propertyskipper (we promise not to edit!)? I think it’s great that most properties and agents in Bermuda are on one website.
You can contact Neil at email@example.com or +1 (441) 298 3298