Real estate lawyers who understand your business.
Our focus is getting to know our clients’ business so that we can provide commercially attuned legal advice which cuts through the noise of the deal and provides solutions’
Real estate is a core part of most businesses and requires careful structuring and planning in order to maximise returns and drive profits. Our real estate lawyers advise on the myriad of issues affecting real estate as an asset class, from advising on the best funding structures for acquiring real estate to joint venture arrangements for development projects. Whatever the client or project, our aim is the same; to provide bespoke legal advice which focuses on solutions. We do this by combining technical excellence with a deep understanding of our clients’ business and the sector they operate in.
Our commercial real estate expertise covers the following areas:
Landlord and tenant services
We advise landlords and tenants on the whole range of landlord and tenant matters including lease negotiations, lease renewals, rent deposits, assignment and underlettings, concession arrangements and compliance with lease covenants. We also advise landlords on the active management of their assets such as regearing leases, rent reviews, obtaining vacant possession and repurposing
From development agreements to planning agreements and land options, we have in-depth expertise to protect our clients’ interests and achieve the optimum outcomes for our clients. We advise across the sector class, from core plus to alternative assets such as build to rent and student accommodation.
Banks and funders
We advise many banks and funders on investment and development funding, borrower insolvency and the implications of defaults arising under the financing arrangements.
Investment has become more challenging over recent years but our lawyers have expertly guided our clients in structuring property investment deals and avoiding the pitfalls in this area. We advise family offices, inward investors, UHNWIs and private investors on a whole range of investment transactions. A strong understanding of the different funding routes can also mean the difference between success and failure.
We advise landowners on the full range of issues which can impact land ownership (commercial and agricultural) such as land promotion, waste management, granting and acquiring third party rights, infrastructure projects (e.g. renewable energy), mineral extraction, joint ventures with developers, and disposals.
Health and Extra Care Investor Operators
We work closely with various investor operators within the health and extra care sectors. These include residential and nursing homes, supported living, and retirement villages.
Our team of real estate lawyers also works closely with our other experts in specialist areas, including construction, corporate, tax, planning, agriculture, charities and property disputes. We provide a seamless ‘one firm’ service for our clients which offers strength in depth, both in terms of expert legal advice and sector knowledge.