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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 or a property dispute, the first thing you need is an experienced real estate legal team.

LA’s extensive real estate team is comprised of experienced commercial property solicitors spread across our three offices in Bournemouth, London and Southampton.  It includes recognised specialists in planning and environmental matters, development, construction and engineering, property litigation and real estate finance.

Our real estate lawyers work in many sectors including care & retirement living, residential development & strategic land and hotels & leisure as well as lending, investment, portfolio management 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.

You’ll work with a team of specialists who seek to achieve the most cost-effective and commercial result for you.

What can our real estate lawyers help with?

We can assist with all aspects of real estate transactions and issues, including:

  • Commercial conveyancing, including buying and selling freehold and leasehold properties
  • Negotiating leases
  • Subletting space no longer required by your business
  • Land assembly and strategic land promotion
  • Property development or regeneration projects
  • Joint ventures and promotion agreements
  • Estate and portfolio management and investment
  • Planning and environment issues including negotiating complex planning agreements
  • Negotiating construction contracts and other construction issues
  • Property disputes
  • Water related developments
  • Retirement and assisted living developments
  • Social housing matters

We often work on cross-department matters with our colleagues in:

Who do we help?

Our real estate solicitors are experienced in advising clients across the sector including:

  • Landowners and tenants
  • Developers
  • Care and retirement living service providers, including retirement and assisted living providers
  • Property, asset and portfolio managers
  • Social Housing
  • Banks, lenders, investors, and funds
  • Charities, schools and other institutions
  • Hotel owners and operators
  • Builders, consultants and other suppliers and professional advisors
  • Port and marina owners and operators

Why choose our real estate solicitors?

Our extensive team is recognised and well respected for its work in this field and the inclusion of specialists in planning, development, construction and disputes means that we can truly provide a full service for the life of your real estate assets or interests.

We provide a partner led service from a dedicated team of real estate lawyers who all understand the importance of commercial and proactive legal advice for your business and whose industry knowledge and skills combined with their knowledge of client businesses succeed in maximising the benefit you receive from our services.

We work both regionally and nationally on matters ranging all the way from taking an office lease to high-value and complex development projects located around the UK.

Our lawyers work flexibly and collaboratively with clients and will provide the same level and quality of service no matter the scope, complexity or cost of the work.

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Lester Aldridge LLP's commercial property work is centred on sectors such as healthcare, leisure, telecoms, housebuilding, and ports and marinas. The practice demonstrates strong capabilities in the acquisition and sale of freehold and leasehold properties, sub-leases, portfolio management and investment transactions, among other matters.Close quote
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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.
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