Steph Richards

Solicitor, Property Law
 

Areas of responsibility

Secured Lending

  • Acting for both borrowers and lending institutions in relation to property finance transactions, including in relation to development site

Residential Development including:

  • Site acquisitions for residential development
  • Option agreements
  • Unconditional sale and purchase contracts
  • Conditional agreements for the disposal or acquisition of land
  • Planning agreements – either Unilateral Undertakings or S106 Agreements with the Council
  • Deeds of Grant to grant rights for cables, pipes and drains in favour of utility companies or private land owners. 
  • Plot Sales site-set up, including drafting the contracts, transfers and leases (as appropriate) for the development

Leasehold work including:

  • Expertise in relation to leasehold enfranchisement, including acting for residential landlord and tenant sin relation to lease extension both inside and outside the statutory procedure, collective enfranchisement and advising on tenant’s rights of first refusal.
  • Landlord and Tenant work -acting for both Landlords and Tenants in the granting and taking of commercial leases. 

Experience/recent projects

  • Acted for a developer in contracting to purchase a development site by way of an option agreement, and then sub-selling the site to another developer with the benefit of planning consent
  • Acting for a mezzanine lender in relation to development finance for a residential scheme in Wandsworth comprising 28 flats with commercial space below.
  • Instructed by a major bank in relation to secured lending on the multi-million pound acquisition of a garden centre subject to several concession leases.

Interests and Hobbies

Steph is a keen home baker and an avid fan of The Great British Bake Off. When not baking Steph enjoys spending time outside and likes mountain biking, camping and climbing the odd mountain.

Steph Richards

Solicitor, Property Law

Office – 01276 686 222
Direct – 01276 854 929

London

Amadeus House, 27b Floral Street, London, WC2E 9DP.
+44 (0) 203 755 0557

Camberley

Building 9, Riverside Way, Watchmoor Park, Camberley, Surrey. GU15 3YL.
+44 (0)1276 686 222

Wokingham

27 Broad Street, Wokingham, Berkshire. RG40 1AU.
+44 (0)118 977 4045

info@herrington-carmichael.com

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