Comprehensive commercial property legal advice
Matters involving commercial property are often complex and involve multiple parties such as landlords and tenants, investors and funders, sellers and purchasers and small or large developers. The commercial property team at W H Matthews & Co has solid experience providing advice for individual clients or joint venture partners on a whole range of commercial property transactions and deals. We can act for borrowers and lenders with regards to refinancing and handle loan documentation including bank charges, legal charges, mortgages, personal guarantees and debentures.
Because our lawyers have a broad range of skills, we can provide a full service to our commercial property clients at all stages of a project, from helping with the acquisition of a new opportunity, through to planning, construction and financing and even disposal of the property at a later date. Some of the areas we regularly advise on include:
- Drafting and negotiating development agreements
- Planning and construction
- Acquisition and disposal of commercial property
- Managing commercial property leases
- Due diligence in property transactions
- Property financing
- Overage and pre-emption agreements
- Drafting a Section 106 agreement
- Options and conditional agreements
- Joint venture and infrastructure agreements
Considering a joint venture?
A popular way of investing in commercial real estate involves joint venture agreements. These allow two or more parties with different types of skills, assets or market knowledge (eg. a local developer and an international investment bank) to collaborate on a property venture, pooling their resources and talents with the aim of achieving a mutually beneficial outcome. By creating a joint venture, these different parties can work together successfully, sharing both the risk and potential returns. Our property lawyers have substantial experience in this area and can ensure that any joint venture has a solid foundation.
Drafting options agreements
If you have found a suitable piece of land for a development project, you may want to secure an option to purchase the land, allowing you to spend some time seeking planning permission before going ahead with the purchase. An options agreement - generally made between a landowner and a potential purchaser of their property - can provide the perfect tool to provide security to both parties in this type of scenario. The commercial property team at W H Matthews & Co are skilled at negotiating options agreements, both for landowners and developers, and we can draft a watertight contract to protect your interests, tailored to your particular sector and situation. To find out how we can help your business with any aspect of commercial property, give our team a call.
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