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Real Estate

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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chambers and partners uk 2019

Chambers UK 2019
What the team is known for
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.
Strengths
One client reports: “The team consistently provides a good service.”
Work highlight
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.

the legal 500 uk

Legal 500 2019 Top_tier_firms
Commercial property: Dorset and South Wiltshire (tier 1)

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.

the legal 500 uk 2019

Legal 500 2019 Leading firm
Commercial Property: Hampshire

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.

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Drink-driving
Dec
2018

Whether it results from a mere miscalculation or an acceptance of just one more well-intentioned invitation to unwind with a drink, each year, many upstanding citizens inadvertently fall foul of the UK’s drink driving laws.  

Big-Sleep Charity
Nov
2018

A team of sixteen people from Lester Aldridge took part in The Big Sleep Easy on 17 November and raised over £6,500 for the YMCA charity in Bournemouth.

Dorset Business Awards 2018
Nov
2018

Congratulations to BV Dairy, the winners of the Lester Aldridge Company of the Year Award at this year’s Dorset Business Awards.

Nov
2018

Lester Aldridge is pleased to announce eight new associates from 1st November across the Bournemouth and Southampton offices.

legal 500 Partners Nov 2018
Nov
2018

Independent legal directories The Legal 500 UK and Chambers and Partners UK have launched their latest editions and leading law firm Lester Aldridge has attained top rankings across both guides.

Paula Barnes
Oct
2018

Lester Aldridge is pleased to welcome clinical negligence specialist Paula Barnes, who will be joining as a partner in the Personal Injury team in January 2019.

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New regulations made under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 mean that certain activities, including breeding dogs, selling pets, providing boarding for cats or dogs, and hiring out horses, may require a new form of licence from the local authority.

big sleep easy
Oct
2018

A team of eighteen employees and partners from Lester Aldridge are taking part in the Big Sleep Easy, run by YMCA Bournemouth on Saturday 17th November.

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