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Our partner-led Commercial Property Team provides expert legal, commercial and practical advice to developers and landowners alike. With a focus on building strong client relationships, we will work with you to achieve your property objectives and deliver long-term, sustainable success.

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Commercial Property Expertise

With extensive experience working with a range of clients, we understand every aspect of commercial and industrial property and we make an effort to understand your business and how you do business. Working with teams in construction law and planning law, we provide a complete professional service with the ability to advise on landowner, developer and occupier issues.

Whether you need support on acquisitions or disposals of freehold, leasehold property, or commercial or residential developments, we will deliver strategic and pragmatic advice to meet your needs.

We can also draw on an extended network of surveyors, planners, accountants and lenders to access specialist external guidance – for example, in land valuation or building surveying – to deliver the best legal and commercial outcome for you.

Highlights

Our Commercial Property Team has been involved in a number of high-profile claims and cases in this area. Highlights include:

  • acting for a commercial developer on the acquisition of a 10-acre business park for redevelopment
  • advising a major private landowner, in partnership with a developer and the Local Authority, on arrangements for the proposed future Southern Development Area of Swindon
  • acting on the sale of a number of former paper mill sites (up to 120 acres) as ‘oven-ready sites’ for redevelopment
  • acting on the acquisition of a large site on the M25 for a materials-recycling facility
  • acting on the property aspects of the sale of a high-value motor dealership with sites comprising the majority of value

Expertise

Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • letting agreements
  • security documentation
  • integrated planning and environmental services
  • integrated litigation service and professional ‘plot sales’ service
  • run workshops and seminars for surveyors and other property professionals

They are very thorough and proactive, and they just get on with it and get it done. They are very pragmatic and good at problem solving in high-stress situations.

Chambers and Partners 2017

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