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Real Estate transactions can be complex, costly, pressurised and at times politically sensitive; a multi-disciplinary approach and access to legal specialists who understand your environment is essential for success. From planning and construction, to funding, tax advice and litigation, our conscientious and responsive team aim to provide commercial advice to mitigate risk, to ensure your projects are delivered on time.
Our experience - recognised for advising on complex transactional work and delivering major projects across the country including ground breaking regeneration projects and major mixed use schemes.
Combining sector-specific legal expertise - with a multi-disciplinary approach.
Over 50 lawyers - able to advise on all aspects of your real estate related matters - based in Nottingham, Birmingham and London.
Sector specialists – development, retail, transport & logistics, major corporates, education, local authority, social care, fire, Government agencies, housing associations and Health Trusts.
Nationwide reputation - for an approachable, efficient, pro-active and responsive service; we don’t think twice about being on site!
Helping you manage your portfolio - through the provision of interactive tools such as our Property Tracker giving you reminders of key dates (like breaks and rent reviews) on your property portfolio.
Early risk identification - minimising risk and where necessary managing disputes; protection of your assets and reputation; experienced lawyers focussed on delivering your objectives; on time and to budget.
Here is the latest property quarterly update aimed at in house lawyers (and other professionals) practising in the property/real estate sector.
A case dealing with the validity of a non-reliance clause in a lease and whether the trustees’ liability for misrepresentation was limited to the trust assets.
A case dealing with a property owner’s liability for business rates when substantial refurbishment works are being carried out.
A developer successfully applied to the Upper Tribunal to modify restrictive covenants even though a development was knowingly carried out in breach of the covenants.
Browne Jacobson are our preferred firm of Solicitors and are always our first port of call in any matter that we can't deal with internally. They are an extremely helpful and professional team of people and understand LCP's needs and requirements extremely well. They are very easy to talk to and their advice and guidance is always on hand when needed.
They are extremely competent and their knowledge of retail markets and landlord and tenant is very comprehensive. The advice we get is absolutely first-class.
First and foremost they understand our business and the speed we need to work at. They take a pragmatic view and, although it's not always a definitive black and white case, they always come to an amicable agreement with the other side.
They have gone out of their way to understand our business, which is extremely helpful.
Their work is to a very high standard and they are very practical dealing with lawyers on the other side.
They are very focused on getting the right result quickly and effectively; nothing fazes them.
Advising Charnwood Borough Council on its ‘Eastern Gateway’ regeneration of Loughborough town centre involving the redevelopment of an 11 acre site as 120 new homes together with major improvements to the town’s train station, a new link road and other transport infrastructure. We advised from the very early stages, including in relation to procurement issues, an initial memorandum of understanding between the key parties and the subsequent heads of terms. A member of our team sat alongside the Council on its project steering group. We dealt with the site acquisition and subsequent development agreements with a housing association, the highway authority and two separate rail companies.
Advising Derby City Council on the development of Infinity Park, Derby - a new advanced manufacturing focussed innovation and technology orientated business park on a 200 acre site and anticipated to generate 1.5m square feet of new buildings. Our wide ranging involvement covered site assembly, development agreements for major infrastructure delivery and complex funding arrangements, together with advice on construction, planning, state aid, procurement, tax and banking issues.
Helping to secure a multi-million pound facility to assist in the construction of Formula E’s global headquarters and team testing facilities within at Donington Park Racing Circuit. Part of the loan facility was obtained from the Leicester and Leicestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s (LLEP) Growing Places Fund. We dealt with the completion of the leases with Formula E Operations of the six newly constructed buildings at Donington and the completion of underleases with the various racing teams - including Virgin and Team China, to name but a few.
Advising Mortar Developments on its fourteen storey “Global Point” mixed-use development in Nottingham city centre, providing 449 high-spec student bed spaces together with retail/A3/office space and basement car parking facilities. We dealt with the variation/release of a number of third party interests, a rights of light claim, law firms across several foreign jurisdictions, and the relocation of existing leases affecting the site.
Advising Waterloo Housing Group on a scheme in Mablethorpe; the project involves the development of 120 new affordable homes, open market housing, a new supermarket, new distributor road and ancillary infrastructure. The scheme was recently expanded to include an additional phase. Our work included a complex series of agreements with various other parties - including private developer Lindum Homes and East Lindsey District Council - covering property, development, planning and tax issues.
With the current publicity over the rating revaluation coming in next month alongside proposed changes to the appeals process, today’s Supreme Court decision will come as a relief to embattled ratepayers.
Physical retail spaces are not just 'shops' anymore; barely 46% of consumers felt stores were useful for comparing products. Instead, browsing in a physical store is just one part of an overall consumer experience.
In 2011 the Court decided anti-avoidance provisions of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 precluded a tenant’s guarantor from directly guaranteeing obligations of its assignee.
The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by 25 chalet tenants against the strict interpretation of the service charge provisions in their 99 year leases.
One of the most important and yet simple areas of property management is ensuring that your address details as a landowner are up to date and registered correctly at the Land Registry.
Effective management of your property assets is important as it is essential to have immediate and secure access to key information about your property interests.
Business leases normally have a right of renewal. Unfortunately the legal process and formal notices required are complex and an application to court is regularly required as part of the process.
The law underpinning property dilapidations claims is complex but there is often a reluctance to instruct a solicitor.
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