Having worked at various London law firms, Kiri joined Healys in 2003, becoming an equity partner in 2009. Specialising in high-net-worth client work, she has been appointed to the panels of several private banks through her professional connections and deals with international clients from multiple jurisdictions.
Kiri is a skilled networker and believes in maintaining positive relationships with her clients and connecting them to new opportunities. Taking pride in providing a personalised, transparent service with strong communication throughout, Kiri always takes the time to understand the whole property scope, and offers bespoke advice with a swift but diligent and commercial approach.
Since joining Healys, Kiri has developed a strong team that acts for a broad range of clients, from first-time buyers to high-net-worth individuals, companies, developers, banks and property developers. Drawing on years of combined experience, Kiri’s team is able to cover every angle of property transactions, providing a unique service that includes business advice, international real estate, investments and acquisitions.
Kiri is recognised as a leading practitioner in her field, and has been ranked as a Recommended Lawyer by both the Legal 500 directory and the Spears 500 guide to the best private client advisors.
- Acted for our client on the purchase of a site consisting of 25 residential units for the total of £2.2m. Since the units were to be split, we advised on Multiple Dwelling Relief for SDLT, and assisted with negotiating a retention of £25,000 for snagging; an uncommon condition with developers of this nature.
- Acted on the purchase of 25 units from a developer for our client, involving the creation of the leases on behalf of the Seller, the creation of separate titles and the negotiation of a conditional contract based on a large number of changes and works to the building as a whole.
- Acted for our client, who lived abroad, on the purchase of a new-build property at £3.8m, which had to be dealt with in ten working days. Despite snagging usually being dealt with after completion, an agreement was negotiated for the client repairs to be carried out by the Seller and for it to be conditional upon the completion of the contract.
- Acted for our client on the purchase of a property at £1.25m. Exchanged within a ten-day period, despite a defective lease necessitating rectification by the seller and the amendment of plans.
- Acted for our client on the purchase of various units from a single developer for the value of £14m. This involved the creation of a complex residential contract with conditions, differing variations of sale contracts for the individual units and a three Option Agreement choice enabling our client to either sell on, acquire, sub-sell or assign the units acquired. This exchanged within one month.
- Dealt with the transfer of two properties, owned by BVI Companies who had gone into liquidation, out of the existing Companies and into the new Companies set up in the BVI. The values of the properties were approximately £2m each and the transaction involved the formal assignment of the leases and the transfer to the new Companies of the original Rent Deposit Deed granted to the original Companies. This complex transaction involved the Liquidator, the Landlord and the Landlords Solicitors, the BVI agent and also the new Companies set up by our client.
- Acted for our client on a new build transaction, which had originally failed to complete and was transferred to Healys from a different solicitor. The client, based in Saudi, had first taken a mortgage with Ahli Bank but subsequently had arranged a bridge, and stood to lose the whole amount paid of £470,000. Due to our international connections and good relationship with the developer, Healys was able to extend the time frames for completion on two occasions. Following a Special Notice being served by the seller’s solicitors, a further 2-week extension was negotiated in order to complete.
- Acted for our client who, having exchanged contracts on a property, had failed to complete. After a second failure to complete following an extension, the seller rescinded the Contract and proceeded to sell to another party, and our client’s deposit of £315,000 was forfeited. Once funding was secured however, negotiations by Kiri Kkoshi with the Seller’s solicitors resulted in the withdrawal of the Contract from the new Buyer, the reinstatement of our client’s deposit of £315,000, and the completion of the purchase with no loss incurred by our client.
- Acted for our client in the acquisition of a London property at £6.9m, which was leasehold with a share of freehold. In order to obtain funding our client required a swift exchange and a generous time-period for completion. Our client exchanged within the specified time limit and a completion date was negotiated that enabled our client to successfully complete.