Charlotte Astley Associate

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Contact Details

Charlotte is an Associate providing commercial property support to the Health and Social Care team in the Thames Valley on all transactional healthcare work.

Main areas of practice 

Charlotte advises NHS Trusts, former Primary Care Trusts, NHS Property Services Limited, social enterprises and private healthcare providers on discrete estates matters or as transactional property support to in-house health and social care/commercial teams. 

Charlotte has specific experience dealing with estates issues and leasehold acquisitions to support the transfer of services from acute trusts to other external NHS trust service providers and private healthcare providers including advice on transaction structure and service continuity implications.

Charlotte specialises in all aspects of commercial property work including freehold acquisitions and disposals, non-contentious landlord and tenant matters, development, secured lending, utility leases and deeds of easements, section 106 agreements and unilateral undertakings.


Charlotte undertakes work for a mixed client base including public authorities, limited liability companies, PLCs, joint ventures, partnerships, NHS Trusts and other NHS bodies, charities, and high street lenders.

Significant experience 

Health & Social Care

  • advised and acted on the acquisition of two long leasehold interests of a new GP practice and dental practice in a third party development of a mixed used joint service centre.
  • the transaction included two headleases, two underleases, a complex agreement for lease with construction obligations conditional upon planning and other conditions, and a further agreement for lease with the undertenants.  Provided advice on transaction structure taking into account liabilities of statutory successors and arrangements following the abolition of the PCT.

Charlotte has also acted on behalf of the following:


  • a large national charity landed estate as landlord on grant of new leases to a new Academy (May 2013);


  • a large national charity on freehold disposals (including unregistered land) and leasehold acquisitions;
  • a local conversation trust charity on various matters relating to their property portfolio;

Public authorities

  • a public-private partnership on various estates matters including grant of leases, utility agreements, development and infrastructure agreements;
  • an energy company in connection with various estates matters at its site including leases, substation leases, section 106 agreements, development agreements;


  • a PLC in connection with the relocation of its manufacturing sites including a number of freehold acquisitions to piece together a development for construction of a new warehouse and office facilities including complex title issues, release of covenants and section 104 agreement;
  • a private company on lease renewal including advice on interference of rights, nuisance and loss/indemnity issues relating to development of the estate in which the premises is located.


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