Property Law

Our Property Law team is one of the largest in the region, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to both local and national clients.

Our property law team separates into two key areas for the business – Real Estate and Residential Conveyancing:

Real Estate
Our Real Estate team is a 14 strong group of property lawyers at every level, led by Tim Hardesty and Daniel York.

Some of our biggest clients include property developers, banks, property investors, commercial tenants and landowners and our lawyers are experts in a variety of sectors.

Our practical legal expertise means we are able to provide a full range of commercial property services, which includes:

Residential Conveyancing
Our Residential Conveyancing team is led by Partner, Annari Holmes and consists of 18 conveyancing specialists giving clients access to an experienced and exceptionally large team, with a strong reputation for new build conveyancing, help to buy, shared ownership purchases and staircasing.

International Property
As the firm is part of the highly selective IR Global Professional Services Network, we are able to seamlessly collaborate with law firms across multiple jurisdictions. The IR Global network recently awarded us ‘Gold Member’ status as a result of our international access and ability to provide a full legal service to our clients. 


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Coronavirus Update for Residential Landlords – January 2021

Residential Landlords are only too aware of the longstanding issues since the beginning of COVID in 2020 that has prevented effective action against tenants who are in rent arrears. The ability to commence Possession proceedings has resumed of course; subject to...

What is Turnover Rent and who does it benefit?

Turnover Rent is a form of Rent in Commercial Leases which may benefit both a Landlord and a Tenant. Turnover Rent is a form of Rent which is dependent on a Tenant’s trading turnover. This form of Rent can therefore only be used where turnover is generated at the...

Property Roundtable Winter Session

At the end of the year we inevitably become a little reflective over the events of the last 12 months and take the opportunity to look forward to what the New Year may bring. The winter session of the Property Roundtable took place on Thursday, 17th December, hosted...

HMRC’s updated guidance on Compensation Payments and VAT

Until recently, the default position was that compensation payments were outside the scope of VAT. However, recent guidance from HMRC has changed this position. Recent consideration by the UK courts and the European Court of Justice of compensation payments has...

Service Charges and the Building Safety Bill – what is in the Legislative Pipeline?

Building safety – particularly for high rise flats; came very much to the fore after the Grenfell Tower tragedy in 2017. The draft Building Safety Bill was published by the government in July 2020 and despite all the problems being caused by COVID and Brexit; the...

Property Roundtable Autumn Session

September brings not only a return to the classroom for students, but also a return of the Property Industry Roundtable. The Autumn session took place on 24th September and was hosted by Steph Richards. The next roundtable: 17th December 2020. Impact of the temporary...

Property Expansion at Herrington Carmichael

Herrington Carmichael is expanding its property team as it looks to further enhance its reputation and build upon, what is already, one of the largest property law teams in the region. The firm and our property team has seen continuous success in recent years,...

Why should I consider selling affordable housing at “Golden Brick”?

When developing a larger residential site, it is common for the development to include dwellings to be allocated as affordable housing. The time of the acquisition by the Registered Provider can occur at a number of different times. This article focuses on sales at...

Plot Sales FAQs

Where NHBC (or alternative warranty provider) deal with the warranty and the Building Regulations on a development, what is the different between the Cover Note and Final Certificate? The Cover Note confirms that the 10 year new build warranty is in place in respect...

Leasehold Reform: Enfranchisement

Today the Law Commission have published their latest reports on leasehold reform. The reports focus on leasehold enfranchisement, reinvigorating commonhold as a tenure, and the right to manage. These reports supplement the Commission’s January 2020 publication which...

What is Alienation?

‘Alienation’ is the right granted in a lease for a tenant to assign, sublet, or share occupation of their property. This is an important factor for tenants when negotiating leases and so this guide will discuss the main alienation provisions in a lease from a tenant’s...

Commercial Leases: What is a side letter?

What is a side letter? A side letter is usually a short document that is ancillary to the main commercial lease, which is intended to vary, clarify or supplement the main lease terms. A side letter can be entered into at the same time as the lease is completed, or it...

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  • Private Wealth and Inheritance
  • Property Finance
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  • Recovery & Insolvency
  • Regulatory, Compliance & Competition
  • Residential Property
  • Residential Property - Completions
  • Residential Property - Shared Ownership

Led by practice head Tim Hardesty, the team at Herrington Carmichael LLP has ‘an intelligent and business-like manner’ and ‘always provides a first-class service that is excellent value for money’. It acts for an impressive roster of residential builders and investors as well as broader commercial property clients. The group’s recent work includes the purchase of development sites for substantial house building, commercial borrowing mandates, and handling the acquisition of an office leasehold for an overseas client. Mark Izquierdo stands out for his ‘outstanding expertise  combined with a fine legal brain and an uncompromising level of business and commercial acumen’ and Daniel York, who leads on landlord and tenant and secured lending work, is ‘a good leader’. Other key team members include Claire McSorley and new hire associate Terri Warren, who joined from Perrins Solicitors LLP and has many years experience in social housing and acquisitions work.

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We are solicitors in Camberley, Wokingham and London. In 2019, Herrington Carmichael won ‘Property Law Firm of the Year’ at the Thames Valley Business Magazines Property Awards, ‘Best Medium Sized Business’ at the Surrey Heath Business Awards and we were named IR Global’s ‘Member of the Year’. We are ranked as a Leading Firm 2020 by Legal 500 and Alistair McArthur is ranked in Chambers 2020.


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