Investment property

Owning and occupying property is a key part of commercial life. Property investors, developers and commercial occupiers alike need to manage their interests carefully, take advantage of opportunities and actively manage their premises to maximise the effectiveness of their property investment.

As commercial property experts, we recognise our clients' primary need for dynamic, commercial and practical advice throughout the property life cycle, from acquisition to disposal, through lease renewals and rent reviews, to yielding up and dilapidations. The size of our team ideally equips us to manage large investment property portfolios efficiently and quickly. Our locations enable us to be highly accessible to our clients and their other property advisors. Our breadth of specialisms allows us to solve problems practically and pro-actively.

We appreciate the importance of inspecting the subject property to ensure that we are best placed to understand our clients' needs and concerns. Above all, our specialist lawyers understand the day-to-day commercial imperatives of our investors and occupier clients and recognise the need for us to act in a supportive, imaginative and commercially aware manner

We advise clients on a wide range of commercial property investment issues over a broad spectrum of sectors. These include retail, leisure and office developments, hotels, licensed premises and industrial property. Our clients range from private investors, through to major property investment companies, pension funds and institutional land-owning clients, charities, as well as major players in the retail, industrial and residential sectors.

Our clients also include several banks and funders who provide finance to enable commercial investment acquisitions to proceed.

The firm has acted for landowners and developers in connection with a substantial number of exciting commercial and mixed-use developments in the central south-west of England. We regularly advise in connection with new-build developments and also provide specialist knowledge to boutique property developers in connection with the conversion and development of existing period properties. We act for many clients using offshore vehicles in which to hold their property assets.

As well as acting for institutional investors and developers, the firm acts for a substantial number of corporate occupiers, helping with the acquisition, with letting and funding, and with any other issues that arise from their business premises requirements.

We advise on:

  • Acquisitions and disposals 
  • Charitable investment portfolios 
  • Commercial property leases
  • Commercial property dispute resolution
  • Construction
  • Due diligence on corporate mergers and acquisitions
  • Funding agreements
  • Landlord and tenant 
  • Lease renewals
  • Licensed premises 
  • Offshore property investors
  • Pension fund acquisitions, disposals and management
  • Planning agreements 
  • Portfolio management 
  • Property finance
  • Rent review
  • Secured lending
  • Tax advice on 'special purpose vehicles'.
Tim Brittain
Partner
London
020 7766 5612
Ben Jones
Partner
Bath
01225 340168
07799 338390
Dan Langan
Associate Solicitor
Bristol
0117 930 9519
Karen Whitburn
Legal Director
London
020 7766 5606
07919 620387

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