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Managing your property portfolio can be challenging, complex and costly. We take a strategic, commercially focused approach, helping you to handle the day-to-day transactional and property management elements of your work and realise your longer-term property ambitions and objectives.

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An outstanding property portfolio track record

Our team provides advice and support for diverse investment portfolio types, including retail, industrial, offices and leisure properties as well as mixed-use with residential elements, ranging in size from a few units to 250 or more. We can advise on issues such as acquisitions and disposals of multi-let properties as well as day to day management activities such as leases, surrenders, assignments, sub-lettings, temporary lettings, alterations and rent deposits. We also advise on the more contentious property-related matters.

Whether you are a property investor, landlord or tenant, we will build a bespoke team designed around your objectives. We work closely with teams of managing agents for our investor clients assisting to maximise the return as part of the investment team. Where there are coterminous lease expiries we are able to advise on future opportunities for development, sale and refinancing.

With the support of our Property Litigation team, we can help you avoid financial and reputational damage by reaching pragmatic and commercial solutions. Where a trial cannot be avoided, our impressive success rates mean you can be assured of high-quality support throughout your case.

Highlights

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.

Expertise

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