“They are very commercial in all senses; they will work the way we want to work.”
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:
“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.”
The recent case of London and Ilford Ltd v Sovereign Property Holdings Ltd  EWCA Civ, is a reminder that overage clauses should to be carefully reviewed.
For those who have come across Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs), it might be hard to believe that it was not too long ago (pre-2002) that CPSEs did not exist.
Leading law firm Blake Morgan has announced a new service for the construction and development industry.
One could be forgiven for assuming that listed buildings, by their very nature, are automatically exempt from EPC restrictions. However, the issue is far from clear cut.
Japanese Knotweed is a non-native invasive species and is the most invasive plant in the UK. It grows rapidly, the roots are extremely wide spreading and can penetrate foundations and concrete so can cause considerable physical damage to buildings.
A recent High Court decision has highlighted not only the power of punctuation, but the need for tenants to take proactive legal action when they wish to terminate their lease early.
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.
Buyers need to consider copyright laws when buying a site with planning permission from a seller who is not the applicant of the planning permission
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.