Whether you want someone to help you make the most of your investments, make sure your development projects are brought to a successful conclusion, or just want someone to take care of day-to-day property issues, the first thing you need is an experienced real estate legal team.
Our real estate lawyers work in many sectors including care, residential and commercial development, as well as lending, investment and retail. We also have experience in niche areas such as ports and marinas, waterside developments and assisted living. Our expertise means we can help you identify practical solutions and new opportunities to add value.
Real Estate services include:
- Buying and selling freehold and leasehold properties
- Negotiating leases
- Subletting space no longer required by your business
- Property development projects
- Property management and investment
- Planning and environment issues
- Negotiating construction contracts and other construction issues
- Water related developments
- Assisted living developments
So if you need an experienced legal team to support your real estate portfolio, give us a call on 0344 967 0793.
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Chartered Legal Executive
Established development team undertaking a range of work for national house builders, as well as handling refinancing issues for commercial lenders. Also has expertise in port and marina work and the healthcare sector. Work includes handling telecoms property issues.
One client reports: “The team consistently provides a good service.”
Advised Meggitt Properties on the UK property aspects of the £57.5 million sale of Meggitt Target Systems to QinetiQ. Also assisted with the subsequent relocation from shared premises.
Lester Aldridge LLP’s property department has particular expertise in property finance and investment transactions in the telecoms, healthcare, leisure, and port and marina sectors. Of particular note, Suki Samra is advising EE and Three on the property issues arising from a government-sponsored project to supply emergency network services. Samra also acts for bank-side clients in a litany of secured lending transactions. Additionally, Mark Benham advised Meggitt Properties on the property aspects of its £57.5m sale to QinetiQ Group. The team was also involved in a large medical centre disposal and acted for a landlord in a substantial corporate letting agreement. Marina Developments, McCarthy Stone, Big Yellow and Captiva Homes are among the team’s key clients. The department is led by Matthew Barrow out of the Southampton office.
Lester Aldridge LLP’s team’s ‘knowledge and advice on real world issues that can impact projects is incredible‘ according to one client. The team has notable expertise advising on issues pertaining to house building, investments, portfolio management and finance, especially in the telecoms, hotels, ports and marinas, and healthcare sectors. It is acting for CHG holdings on the development of a Travelodge in Somerset, work that includes advising on the site acquisition, planning and construction as well as assisting with a forward-funding agreement. The group also acted for Lewis Investment Fund on the acquisition of a large retail investment. McCarthy & Stone, Captiva Homes, Monzo Bank, Big Yellow and Bargate Homes are also among its clients. Practice head Matthew Barrow is highlighted ‘for his extreme legal dexterity when dealing with complicated projects and for always having a solution to issues encountered with transactions‘. Roger Woolley, Suki Samra and Mark Benham are other key partners. Laura Anne Burgess and Nicola Sutton are also noted.
Latest News & Blogs
Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce six trainees have qualified as solicitors and also welcomes three new trainee solicitors.
Apprentices at full service law firm Lester Aldridge are celebrating National Apprenticeship week, which runs from 4th-8th March 2019.
Developers should be aware of the impact of knowingly breaching restrictive covenants after a strong message sent by the Court of Appeal. A recent decision could result in 13 units of social housing being torn down after they were constructed on land on which building was prohibited.
Associate of the LA Real Estate conveyancing team, Sarah Brown, discusses the impacts of the forthcoming changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax due on 1 March 2019.
February 2019 witnesses another first in the history of travel on Dorset’s roads – the first permanent ‘average speed’ cameras take their bow!
Lester Aldridge expands personal injury team with clinical negligence and community care specialists
Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce the expansion of its Personal Injury team with the addition of clinical negligence and community care specialist Paula Barnes, Partner, and community care specialist James Pantling-Skeet, Chartered Legal Executive.