Property portfolio management

If you have property investment portfolio, you may find it time consuming and challenging to manage it on a daily basis. Even if you take a hands-on approach to overseeing matters with your properties, it is likely that you will need legal assistance from time to time. Our Property Team can act as your partner to help relieve some of the pressure you face through acquisitions, leases and disposals.

Key Contacts

Charlotte Barrett

Charlotte Barrett

Legal director

Gemma Featonby

Gemma Featonby


An outstanding property portfolio track record

Whether you own a large selection of industrial units or a combination of retail, office and leisure properties, you will have to deal with numerous legal issues. You may need help negotiating terms of an acquisition, or you may simply require advice on handling lease contracts and rent deposits. Perhaps your property has been unreasonably altered or you believe your tenants are subletting it. However contentious your issue, we will closely with you to tackle matters head-on, quickly and in the most sensible way.

Building a bespoke team of experts around your situation and objectives, we will provide you with the strategic advice on how best to manage your portfolio and prepare for future changes. We also work closely with teams of managing agents, helping you get the most out of your investment.

With the support of our Property Litigation team, you can act swiftly and pragmatically when any matters arise to avoid reputational damage. Where a trial cannot be avoided, our impressive success rates mean you can be assured of high-quality support throughout your case.


Our Commercial Property Team acts for a number of clients in relation to the management of their portfolios and has been involved in a number of high-profile transactions . Highlights include:

  • acting for Waitrose Limited in relation to their occupier portfolio on numerous rent reviews
  • acting for an offshore investment fund on the management of a Central London property portfolio in excess of £300m
  • acting for National Deposit Friendly Society Limited on the acquisition and disposal of properties across the country and advising on the day to day management of its property portfolio including the grant of leases, licences for alterations, deeds of surrender, dilapidations and lease renewals
  • advising a national welfare to work provider on the day to day management of its 200 plus UK property portfolio, including lettings, sublettings, consents, exit strategies, dilapidations and lease renewals
  • acting for name brand retailers where the portfolio comprises numerous leasehold high street shops, distribution centres and offices
  • acting for BAM Nuttall Limited on various property management matters for over 18 years and dealing with transfers, dilapidations, negotiating and granting of commercial leases for both buildings and land, break notices as well as general day to day management advice
  • advising Scottish Equitable on a wide variety of landlord and tenant issues, including sales and acquisitions, lettings and sublettings, licences for consent, business lease renewals, dilapidations and tenant insolvency throughout their nationwide commercial property portfolio
  • acting for Jelf Group plc on their national occupier portfolio.


Our expertise in this area encompasses:

  • Possession claims
  • acquisitions and disposals of multi-let portfolios
  • alterations (licences and disputes as to unauthorised works)
  • assignments
  • breaches of covenant
  • break Notices
  • construction/Warranties
  • debt Recovery
    determination of tenancies
  • Dilapidations
  • exit strategies
  • forfeiture
  • Boundary issues
  • guarantees/Authorised Guarantees
  • insolvency

  • Leasehold Enfranchisement (including right to manage claims, enfranchisement risk strategies regarding mixed use premises and residential lease extensions)
  • lease renewals (opposed and unopposed)
  • lettings and underlettings
  • licences to alter, licences to sublet, licences to assign, change of use
  • Planning
  • possession claims
  • regearing
  • rent arrears
  • rent deposits
  • rent reviews
  • service charge disputes
  • sublettings and assignments
  • surrenders
  • trespass and removing squatters
  • vacant possession strategies


Thrings have always handled matters professionally, managing meet our tight deadlines, whilst ensuring that they are acting in our best interests. Thrings’ expert advice has been invaluable to us. The staff are approachable and will always make time to assist us with urgent queries, which has contributed to building an excellent relationship.

Mike Ford, Legal Assistant, BAM Nuttall Limited