Property is one of the UK’s most exciting and challenging business sectors. It can generate substantial returns but it equally capable of incurring substantial losses and even – for the inexperienced or poorly-advised investor – civil or criminal liability.

Property is an exceptionally complex asset class. Health and safety and environmental protection legislation can be a minefield for investors, owners and landlords of commercial and residential investment property. It is vital that you get expert legal advice from experienced commercial property lawyers at all stages of the property investment cycle, particularly on the purchase of investment property, where proper due diligence is an essential requirement.

In addition to statutory risk, there are also financial risks. The potential loss to an investor of a poorly negotiated or deficient lease should never be underestimated. Loss can arise from the diminished capital value of the asset and loss of income over the lifetime of the lease term.

Our specialist commercial property law team has expertise in acquisition management, management and disposal of commercial and residential investment property. We have substantial experience of drafting and negotiating at all stages of the investment process, including:

  • Leases
  • Contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • All necessary transaction documents

We work closely with property companies, funds and private individuals to ensure that the legal risks are identified and minimised, and that any deficiencies in titles or documentation are picked up early so that they can be full appraised, considered and addressed. Where problems arise, we always seek to find an answer and can demonstrate a successful track record in achieving successful outcomes.

Our commercial property lawyers are known for their property investment work in the insurance, pension, healthcare and education sectors. We can process high volumes of property work to exacting service-level standards and timescales without compromising the quality of our advice or personal attention.