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From residential to commercial, to new build and lending. Our Real Estate team includes expert commercial proper advisors and London’s leading residential team. Working with both individual and institutional investors, many of our clients have extensive portfolios and interests that span borders.

​No matter the transaction, our guidance will always be pragmatic, thoughtful and focused on our client’s individual needs.

 

Commercial Real Estate

Individual investors or institutions looking to divest or build a portfolio: whatever our clients’ real estate challenge, we will craft the right solution for them. Our team combine legal expertise and commercial sense and are by clients’ sides at every step.

Our specialist knowledge includes:

  • Acquisitions and disposals (freehold and leasehold)
  • Investment
  • Funding
  • Development (commercial, residential and mixed use), including construction, refurbishment and fitting out
  • Corporate and Business Occupation Requirements
  • Landlord and Tenant and Property Management
  • Retail and Leisure
  • Property Dispute Resolution
  • Receivership and Insolvency issues
  • Property due diligence on corporate transactions
  • Working with real estate agents to agree heads of terms for a proposed transaction
  • Negotiating and agreeing leases and any ancillary documentation

 

Residential Real Estate

 Whether buying your first home or expanding your family portfolio, our clients turn to our team of leading residential experts to guide them through their property transactions across the UK and beyond.

With long experience working with many of London’s institutional landlords, we can draw on deep experience of leaseholds and freeholds. Whatever you need, we’re a partner you can trust in all of the following areas:

  • Leasehold Enfranchisement
  • Property Management
  • Property investment and buy-to-let
  • Right to buy properties
  • New builds/developments
  • Tenancy agreements
  • Re-mortgages
  • Equity release schemes
  • Transfers of equity
  • Service charge disputes
  • Licences to alter, sub-let or assign

 

Leasehold Enfranchisement

Extending a lease or purchasing a freehold, is covered by the legal process known as leasehold enfranchisement. There are an estimated 5 million leasehold titles in England, including 1.4 million in London alone. The statutory regime which governs this area of law is complex, requiring expert guidance.

Our specialist enfranchisement lawyers advise landlords and leaseholders on a wide range of claims. Whether making house claims, collective claims, rights of first refusal or right to manage claims, our dedicated team has extensive experience.

How we can help

We keep it simple. Our expert advice is clear and jargon free. Our enfranchisement solicitors can assist with:

  • Buying your freehold
  • Extending the lease of your house
  • Lease extensions of individual flats
  • Buying the freehold of a block of flats (collective enfranchisement)
  • Right to manage claims
  • Court and tribunal proceedings
  • Rights of first refusal
  • Property management and investment
  • Advice regarding current leasehold reform proposals

 

New build

From first-time buyers to seasoned international property investor, our new build specialist team will deliver the best possible outcome for you. We commit to understand clients’ needs and offer practical, commercially-focused advice.

 

Commercial Lending

Residential mortgages. Development finance. Short-term bridging loans – or something different. We help clients with primary and mezzanine funding, debt restructuring and all aspects of commercial lending, including Shariah-compliant financing.

Zach Reynolds

Zach Reynolds

Head of Real Estate

+44 (0)20 7201 5672

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From lending to new builds. Residential to commercial. Conventional to Shariah-compliant. You could be a new or experienced investor. We’ll always give you advice that’s as extensive as it is rounded. Quality, practical guidance centred on what you need.

Key Contacts

Partner & Head of Real Estate
Senior Management Team
+44 (0)20 7201 5672
Partner
Head of Residential Real Estate
+44 (0)20 7201 5678