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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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...

Stamp Duty Land Tax holiday announced

In a speech delivered today, 8 July 2020, the Chancellor Rishi Sunak announced a Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday for residential properties in England and Northern Ireland. What is Stamp Duty Land Tax? SDLT is payable on the acquisition on any major interest in...

SDLT treatment of garden land on disposal by a homeowner

This is a much discussed topic where clarification from HMRC has been sought on several occasions and the case of Hyman v HMRC (2019) has also sought to provide clarify on this complicated area. SDLT classifications For SDLT purposes, land can be classed as...

Can I acquire land through squatters rights?

Most people are generally aware of the term “squatters rights” which in principle, allows a person who has been in possession of a piece of land for a long period of time to apply to acquire legal title to it. Given that this is a potentially lucrative endeavour for...

New government Code of Practice for commercial property relationships

The government has published a new Code of Practice to assist landlords and tenants as they deal with income shocks caused by the pandemic. On 19 June 2020, the government published a new Code of Practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19...

Covid 19 impact on Plot Sales – Update

In May, I explored how Covid-19 was effecting new build plot sales and the current market position at that time, read here. There has been a significant amount of change in the last 4 weeks and so this brief update will summarise those changes we have seen in the past...

Protections for commercial tenants to be extended

The Government has announced that it will be extending the restrictions on the ability of landlords to recover rent arrears from tenants as follows: - The Government will amend the Coronavirus Act 2020 to extend the moratorium on evictions from 30th June to 30th...

Understanding your Heads of Terms – Key points for Commercial Tenants

Once a tenant has decided that they wish to take a commercial lease of a property, the landlord and tenant must agree the Heads of Terms. This is a document setting out the principal terms of the new lease, and it is likely to include the following. Property The...

How to prepare for Bridging and Development Finance

Unlike a standard mortgage instruction, bridging or development finance facilities aimed at funding development of a property have additional requirements that borrowers should be aware of. So what is needed to satisfy the lender’s requirements? The specific...

Extending contractual timeframes to reflect the impact of Coronavirus

Numerous Option Agreements and Conditional Contracts (i.e.- contracts which are conditional upon obtaining planning consent) will have various timeframes for submitting a planning application, submitting a planning appeal and receiving the decision notice (from either...

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  • Corporate lending
  • Data, IT & Technology
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  • Disputes - Declarations of trust
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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 with Co-owners
  • Divorce
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  • Employment - Equality, discrimination and harassment
  • Employment - Family Friendly Rights
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  • Employment - Tribunal Claims
  • Employment - TUPE
  • Employment - Wages, holiday and sick pay
  • Employment - Workers rights
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  • Estate Administration
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  • International Legal Services
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Leasehold
  • Licensing Law
  • Money, Tax and Inheritance
  • New Businsess
  • Property Law
  • Recovery & Insolvency
  • Regulatory, Compliance & Competition
  • Residential Property - Completions
  • Residential Property - Conveyancing
  • Residential Property - Shared Ownership
  • Residential Property – Help to Buy
  • Residential Property – New Build
  • Wills, Trusts and Probate

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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Award winning legal advice

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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