Real Estate

We advise on all aspects of residential and commercial real estate, including buying and selling property as well as leasehold, development, planning, construction, enfranchisement, and landlord and tenant related matters. We also act for borrowers and lenders in property finance transactions, including senior, mezzanine and subordinated debt, bridging finance and on the taking and perfecting of security.

We understand that property can be one of your most important assets and treat it accordingly. We build a full picture of your immediate requirements, with an eye on the future, and explain the terms of the legal documents and processes to you succinctly in straightforward language. Our property lawyers have a wealth of experience and deliver pragmatic, creative and commercially astute solutions that bring your objectives to successful completion.

We are frequently instructed in transactions involving SPVs, often in the shape of foreign companies and trusts, and draw on expertise from our corporate lawyers and network of tax specialists to ensure these are fit for your purpose and that all due diligence and other procedures are fully dealt with.


Service highlights

We have a strong property team and have decades of expertise advising our international clients on investing, acquiring, financing and managing commercial properties.  The market sectors where we advise range from  retail to office accommodation, colleges, student accommodation and hotels as examples.

We have a dedicated residential property team with a range of language skills who support you from initial instruction through the entire process including financing your acquisition.  Within Burlingtons Group we also have a property management team, Compliance Desk and a property sourcing division to assist you find the perfect property, whether in London or beyond.

Our corporate and tax professionals have in-depth expertise in putting together the correct structures to hold commercial or residential properties, taking into account the client strategy for short, medium and long term capital and income management.

Our property team has advised on construction and development projects from collateral warranties and EPC issues through to financing and structuring.  Through Burlingtons Group our property advisory team sources property investment projects and assists developers in all levels of funding.

We advise on all aspects of landlord and tenant matters including lettings, rent reviews, dilapidations, enfranchisement and block management.  We have set up and manage property management companies for landlords and tenants alike.

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