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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Covid-19 and Social Housing: the potential long term impacts

With the promise of spring just around the corner and as positivity slowly seeps into the nation, we need to turn our thoughts to what the new financial year will bring in the aftermath of Covid-19. As many have reported, in January of this year, the Supreme Court...

The effects of SDLT on the Property market

The potential Stamp Duty Land Tax “SDLT” savings have been at the forefront of the minds of prospective purchasers, property lawyers and many others alike as we approach the anticipated end to the SDLT holiday on 31 March 2021. However, the Right Honourable Rishi...

2021 Budget – An extension to the SDLT Holiday

Following much speculation over the past few months, it has been announced in the 2021 Budget that the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) Holiday is to be extended to the end of June 2021. Last year we reported on the announcement that the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a...

The importance of Inter-Creditor Deeds

Senior Solicitor Steph Richards highlights the importance of Inter-Creditor Deeds in secured lending transactions, with a focus on development finance. When might an Inter-Creditor Deed be required? When a developer acquires a new property, or re-gears their financing...

Coronavirus Update for Residential Landlords – February 2021

It will come as no surprise to Residential Landlords that regulations relating to the removal of tenants have been extended again. The ban on enforcing Warrants of Possession [carried out by Court bailiffs after a tenant has ignored a Possession Order] was in place to...

Tenants: Can a break clause be used to re-gear my lease?

Over the last year, many landlords and tenants have been reviewing their lease arrangements with a view to reducing costs or risk. When existing lease terms are renegotiated between landlords and tenants, this is known as “re-gearing” the lease. When landlords and...

Property Market: 2021 Outlook

The year of 2020 was full of surprises. Most of them bad (very, very bad!) but for the property market, it was a year of positives and success. According to Zoopla, once the relevant date is collated, it will show that the value of UK house sales in 2020 exceeded £300...

Bellway Homes’ Record Fine for Wildlife Crime

When assessing a planning application for a proposed development, planning authorities must consider whether any protected species are likely to be affected. If there are protected species on site, planning conditions may be imposed to require a developer to obtain an...

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...

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  • Corporate lending
  • Data, IT & Technology
  • Debt Recovery
  • Dispute Resolution
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  • Disputes - Probate and inheritance
  • Disputes - Professional negligence
  • Disputes - Restrictive Covenants
  • Disputes - Shareholders & Partnership
  • Disputes - Tenants in Residential Property
  • Disputes - Wills, trusts & probate disputes
  • Disputes and Small Claims
  • Disputes Construction
  • Disputes with Co-owners
  • Divorce
  • Employee - Termination
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  • Employment
  • Employment - Business protection
  • Employment - Collective consultations
  • Employment - Contracts, services, consultancy
  • Employment - Employee benefits
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  • Employment - Equality, discrimination and harassment
  • Employment - Family Friendly Rights
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  • Employment - Redundancy & Reorganisation
  • Employment - Settlement Agreements
  • Employment - Tribunal Claims
  • Employment - TUPE
  • Employment - Wages, holiday and sick pay
  • Employment - Workers rights
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  • Estate Administration
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  • Help to Buy
  • Immigration law
  • Intellectual Property
  • International Legal Services
  • Key Property Contacts
  • Land and Property Disputes
  • Land, development and construction
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Leasehold
  • Licensing Law
  • Money, Tax and Inheritance
  • New Build Conveyancing
  • New Businsess
  • Private Wealth and Inheritance
  • Professional Negligence
  • Property Finance
  • Property Law
  • Recovery & Insolvency
  • Regulatory, Compliance & Competition
  • Residential Property
  • Residential Property - Completions
  • Residential Property - Shared Ownership
  • Terms and Conditions

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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