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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Property Law Articles 

Buying and Selling Property during the COVID-19 Lockdown

The COVID-19 outbreak is having an impact on the property market and if you are part way through a transaction or are considering buying or selling in the near future, we have collated some information that you may find useful. Following the Prime Minister’s ‘stay at...

Leasehold Enfranchisement: The Covid Effect

What is the current position? Many individuals and businesses will have either began the preparatory work for a proposed lease extension or enfranchisement, or will have been part-way through the process when the UK’s lockdown came in to force. We have seen the...

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the commercial lease – documenting a rent concession

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions now in place to control its spread, are having a significant effect on many business sectors. There are, understandably, concerns for both commercial landlords and tenants. Businesses face pressure on their financial...

Covid-19 : What property transactions can I still do whilst in lockdown?

You’re stuck at home for the foreseeable future and potentially furloughed from work, so you have some unexpected time on your hands. What better excuse to get round to dealing with those jobs you’ve been putting off for so long! As well as decluttering and cleaning...

Coronavirus Update for Residential Landlords

The Coronavirus Act 2020 obtained Royal Assent on 25 March and provides all manner of emergency provisions which came into force on 26 March and will remain effective until 30 September 2020. However that end date can be extended by the Secretary for State. For...

COVID-19: What happens if I cannot complete my conveyancing contract?

Following the recent government advice regarding moving home during the Covid-19 pandemic and the Government lockdown you will be aware that they are advising against moving home when there is a chain and the house that you are moving into is not vacant. Moving home...

Mortgage Holidays

In these unprecedented times both mortgage lenders and borrowers are encountering new situations and potential challenges to their usual mortgage arrangements. Here we seek to clarify the current position for those with a mortgage secured against property. On 20th...

COVID-19 and the Commercial Lease: The Financial impact on Landlord and Tenant

Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the restrictions now in place to control its spread, are having a significant effect on many business sectors. There are, understandably, concerns for both commercial landlords and tenants. Businesses face pressure on their financial...

Budget 2020 – Business rates for small retailers put on freeze

In light of the Covid-19 (Coronavirus) situation the Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a series of measures to help with business rates for the upcoming financial year. These include: 1. a freeze of business rates for businesses with a rateable value of less than...

Coronavirus: Can a commercial tenant withhold rent?

Usually, commercial leases do not permit a tenant to withhold rent. However, in an unprecedented step, the Government has announced that commercial tenants who are unable to pay rent because of coronavirus will be protected from eviction. Many commercial landlords and...

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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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