Landmark site construction and urban re-development is booming in London and the Home Counties. This is attracting investors and developers from around the world, eager to be part of this highly attractive real estate sector. Jaswal Johnston LLP is on hand to provide legal advice based on specialist knowledge of this market.

The legal challenges of owning and managing commercial property in the UK can begin long before the point of purchase. Starting with site procurement, construction planning and development, through acquisition to letting agreements and long-term management, commercial property can raise a diverse and complex range of legal challenges.

Resolving these challenges usually requires a pragmatic and, where possible, collaborative approach. This, combined with a strong commitment to personal service, has helped build our reputation for managing the legal aspects of:

Development and Planning

From site procurement and obtaining vacant possession through to completion and onward sale of major commercial developments, we work with clients around the world looking to maximise the potential of land. Not only can this involve purchase or development of the entire site, but also possible integration of a specialist element – such as a cinema or restaurant chain – into a larger development.

Purchase, Refinancing and Sale of Investment Real Estate

For clients looking for London and Home Counties commercial property acquisition and disposal, often through off-shore companies, our Real Estate, Corporate and Secured Lending Teams work collaboratively to provide advice on all legal aspects of property acquisition and sale. From warehouses and retail sites, to large-scale manufacturing plants, we aim to ensure the process is as fast and seamless as possible.

Property Management

Once a property has been purchased or developed, our relationship with clients does not end there. Our clients often turn to us for legal advice relating to property relationships between managing agents, landlords, tenants, advisors, and financiers to ensure efficient management of single or multiple properties.

Commercial Letting

From negotiation to completion, including all elements of due diligence and documentation, our clients rely on our expert team to speedily and efficiently progress any commercial lettings – dealing with leases (both contracted out of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and within the same), licences (to alter, assign and sublet) and rent deposit deeds. Our experience includes the negotiation of agreements with tenants, including major retail chains, and letting of large-scale shopping malls and retail parks to the smallest bespoke.