Commercial real estate is a core practice area for Clarkslegal and our experienced lawyers offer legal support and advice to a top quality and varied client base. These include institutions, property developers, occupiers, public sector bodies and pension funds.
We provide a whole host of comprehensive and expert services including the following:
- Acquisitions and disposals including options, overage and clawback
- Development infrastructure and site assembly
- Funding, finance and securities
- Commercial lettings
- Landlord and tenant management issues
- Dispute resolution
- Environmental law, Green Leases and waste management
Our team has experience in many sectors including:
The work undertaken by our team is as follows:
We are experienced in dealing with all aspects of the residential sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold interests. We act for both sellers and buyers of land and properties.
The team acts for a number of clients with substantial property portfolios both in London and the West Country.
The team are regularly instructed by both sellers to prepare legal packs for sales and by buyers to consider legal packs and to act on the pre-completion work.
This includes remortgages, the refinancing of portfolios and the preparation of legal charges for private lenders.
We recommend the first registration of unregistered land and our work often includes preparing and submitting applications to Land Registry including where deeds have been misplaced.
We act regularly for both freeholders and leaseholders in applications (both contested and settled prior to trial) for extensions of the term of leases under the Leasehold Reform Act 1993 to include advising on statutory entitlements of parties and thereafter the preparation of Section 42 Notices and Section 45 Counter-Notices, liaising with surveyors and the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal and drafting/approving the new Leases. We act for a property company in the Thames Valley who own a number of freeholds subject to long leasehold interests.
It is important when a property is bought jointly to clearly outline the beneficial interests of the parties and we are able to prepare Declarations of Trust in conjunction with the completion of purchases.
We advise individuals and companies (including leasehold management companies) on Land Registry titles and the stated rights and obligations, the interpretation of Leases, the management of flats, the collection of service charges and service charge disputes, ground rents and boundary disputes and tenancy disputes and management problems.