“Customer-friendly approach and deeply impressive knowledge base. They are a really strong team with a wealth of experience. The service that it provides is outstanding and it is a pleasure to watch the firm complete transactions quickly, effectively and with minimum fuss.”
Blake Morgan has a formidable Real Estate team of more than 160 lawyers who deal with a wide range of commercial real estate projects including development, property investment and asset management, corporate occupier, landlord and tenant, urban regeneration, social housing, secured finance and agriculture.
We understand the UK property market and advise our clients on the impact of property trends and changes in legislation to help them boost their real estate performance.
As the UK prepares for Brexit, cost efficiency has never been more important when it comes to the ownership, management and maintenance of commercial property. Our expert lawyers are ahead of the game and deliver innovative, pragmatic and cost effective solutions for your real estate needs.
What sets us apart from our competitors is our in-depth understanding of the commercial landscape and the time we invest in really getting to know our clients. We are proud of our longstanding relationships and understand our client's business, their objectives and where they want to drive forward growth so that we can help them make important real estate decisions now that will support their continued success in the future.
As a full service law firm with offices across England and Wales we draw on expertise from across our construction, project management, finance, cost management and environment teams to ensure that all of the aspects of your complex real estate projects and transactions are delivered seamlessly.
Our Real Estate team has extensive experience of advising on the acquisition, management, leasing and sale of high value commercial properties, from single properties to large portfolios.
The team operates across a variety of sectors including:
Many of our lawyers have also worked in-house for construction companies and housebuilders, so we can offer commercial AND practical expertise.
We also work closely with our Finance and Corporate teams who advise on the property aspects of corporate, property finance and insolvency transactions.
We act for commercial and residential property developers, investors, banks, major corporate occupiers and a number of public sector bodies to help them develop, manage and maintain their property portfolios. Our clients include:
Examples of how our real estate specialists have helped clients include advising:
“The service is fantastic, and really customer-focused. They instil confidence and allay panic.”
“In addition to providing timely and excellent advice, I have always found considerable added value in the wider role undertaken by my lawyers and the practical, pragmatic and often incisive advice Blake Morgan has provided not only to myself but other professionals engaged on our often challenging projects. I have been particularly impressed with the high degree of support provided at partner level and the wise counsel given.”
“They are very commercial in all senses; they will work the way we want to work.”
Blake Morgan is proud to be an advisor to SWIL. James Egan is the Partner at Blake Morgan who has led on the deal.
In the recent case of Churston Golf Club v Haddock, the High Court considered whether an obligation to maintain fencing contained in a conveyance could take effect as an easement and not as a positive covenant.
The Thames Valley offices of leading national law firm Blake Morgan are building upon their successful real estate practice in the region with the appointment of three new key hires.
In December 2018 the Law Commission published a Consultation Paper on commonhold reform: "Reinvigorating commonhold: the alternative to leasehold ownership." We examine in more detail in our latest blog.
Our experts take a look at the pros and cons of a company voluntary agreement.
The recent High Court case of R (Howell) v Waveney District Council  EWHC 3388 is a helpful reminder that breaching a condition going to the "heart" of a permission renders implementation of that permission unlawful.
Local authorities will be pleased to note that the Court of Appeal accepts that they only have to consider planning issues when presented with a planning application.
As had been hinted at over the weekend, in today's Autumn Budget, Phillip Hammond has announced changes to Stamp Duty Land Tax ("SDLT") to assist first time buyers to be known as "Discount Relief".
With fly-tipping on the increase, private landowners are becoming more concerned about their rights and responsibilities. Our expert discusses the remedies for private land owners as well as the preventive measures that can be taken.
A major housebuilder has fallen victim to an unfortunate lack of concentration when acquiring a development site in Wales, with expensive consequences.
Members of our Restructuring and Insolvency, Charities and Education, Built Environment and Property Litigation recently acted on a sale to rescue a well-established independent school from the brink of closure.
Our real estate team arranged emergency leases on accommodation during the London Olympics at the Tobacco Dock Wapping venue.