“Blake Morgan are pretty exceptional in terms of their speed of turnaround and pro-activity. The quality of the work is excellent. They consider all the aspects and they weigh up where we can compromise or where we should dig our heels in.”
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.
Our clients include:
Examples of how our real estate specialists have helped clients include advising:
“We feel confident when we instruct them that they will perform in terms of time and also quality of advice.”
“The team has strong business acumen and industry knowledge.”
“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.”
Blake Morgan has strengthened its position as a leader in cross-border transactions with the appointment of a Korean-speaking lawyer to its renowned Real Estate team.
Experienced commercial property lawyer Graham Bennett, a well-known figure on the south coast, has joined Blake Morgan as a Legal Director.
As promised by the Chancellor, the stamp duty land tax 3% surcharge on "additional" residential properties acquired will come into force on April 1 2016, but disappointingly residential developers have not been given a relief from this extra cost
Yesterday the Government announced that a total fund of £7 billion has been made available in a "dramatic expansion" of its affordable housing programme.
Apparently HMRC's stamp duty land tax (SDLT) technical team are receiving over 570 queries a month on the 3% surcharge for additional properties to stamp duty land tax introduced on 1 April 2016.
Yesterday at the Budget draft legislation was produced finalising the structure of the 3% SDLT surcharge.
The higher rates of SDLT are intended to apply to purchases of additional residential properties, such as second homes and buy to let properties.
It is important to ensure that when considering a conditional contract that you instruct experienced legal representation, and are not tempted to rush the drafting.
Whilst the bar is rightly set high, a recent case has shown that allotments are not sacred, that a sufficiently important development can displace them and that developers should not be discouraged from incorporating them into strategic developments.
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.