Acquisitions and Disposals 

Herrington Carmichael has one of largest property law teams in the South-East of England. Supporting our clients across a range of specailst legal services.

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Acquisitions and Disposals 

Our commercial property team comprises many specialist lawyers with a depth of expertise to assist any client looking to acquire or dispose of commercial property. We are equally able to assist companies or individuals looking either to acquire or dispose of commercial property.

We work closely with all our clients as an integrated team to understand their individual business needs to achieve the best outcome for our clients in all transactions. Our dynamic team prides itself on being proactive, accessible, and responsive and has a reputation for having built longstanding and trusted relationships with our clients and other property related professional advisers. In providing high-quality and tailored advice, we can help you navigate the dynamic challenges of acquiring or disposing of commercial property.

Working alongside our Firm’s other exceptional departments, such as Real Estate, Dispute Resolution, Corporate and Banking means we can offer a multi-disciplinary service at the highest quality to all of our clients- all in the same place.

Property Investment
Business Leases
Property Finance
Portfolio Management 

Property Investment

We are highly regarded for our commercial and pragmatic approach and advice, provided in a prompt and efficient manner to private investors and companies in the UK and overseas. We recognise that each of our clients has their own unique requirements when investing in commercial Real Estate and so we aim to align our support and advice with our client’s commercial objectives.

Our team of expert property investment solicitors act for clients in all aspects of the property sector, including commercial and residential developers, investors and housing associations – across various property sectors including:

  • Offices
  • Industrial
  • Retail
  • Leisure & hospitality
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Life sciences
  • Energy and technology

Property Investment

Business Leases

The Real Estate Landlord and Tenant team at Herrington Carmichael LLP offers a wide range of legal services to assist in all areas of landlord and tenant law, dealing with commercial property matters across all sectors. 

We act for domestic and international owners and occupiers of commercial properties, investors, PLCs, start-ups, enterprises, trusts and charity landlords and tenants.

Our services include:

  • Agreements for Lease
  • Break Clauses
  • Heads of Terms
  • Rent Deposits
  • Schedules of Condition
  • Service Charges
  • Security of Tenure
  • Licences to Alter
  • Licence to Occupy

Business Leases

Property Finance

Our Property Finance team has experience in effectively handling transactions across a wide range of property transactions. We deliver a seamless and adaptable service that covers a broad spectrum of disciplines essential to present day real estate finance transactions. We advise on the most appropriate security solutions for our clients including bespoke finance where required. 

The large team regularly acts for a variety of different lenders borrowers, developers, investors, care home owners and operators in addition to high net worth individuals

Our services includes advising on:

  • Property acquisition
  • Real estate investment finance
  • Short term loan funding
  • Prioritisation of loans
  • Sale and leaseback structures
  • Property refinancing.
  • Development finance
  • Secured Lending
  • Care home financing
  • Storage space financing
  • High net worth individuals buying or refinancing residential properties across the UK

Property Finance

Portfolio Management 

Herrington Carmichael’s Property Investment team assists clients in managing property portfolios across the UK. We pride ourselves in offering a friendly, approachable service at a cost-effective price (when compared with a City firm) without compromising on attention to detail or quality of advice.

Our dedicated commercial property investment solicitors are able to offer a bespoke and personal approach to clients looking for investment opportunities, with legal services tailored to individual needs.


What are the stages of buying a commercial property?

No buying process is ever the same just as no property is the same as any other. However, there are key stages that are common to all would include agreeing the heads of terms, securing funding, undertaking a survey, reviewing the title, commissioning searches, negotiating the contract, preparing a report and moving to exchange and completion.    

What’s the best way to sell a commercial property?

Preparation is key when getting ready to sell a property. The buyer is going to want to see lots of information in respect to the property and there are standard replies to enquiries which will need to be completed by you. The buyer will want to see the title for the property and any relevant statutory documentation such as asbestos surveys, planning documentation and the EPC. As such it is really important to engage early with this process so you are able to provide the buyer with this information as soon as possible. This will help your sale progress smoother.

Should I buy a property at auction?

Whether to buy a property at auction is a personal choice for the individual and there can be very obvious benefits in doing so. However, our advice would always be to be sure you know what you are buying and ensure that you have the legal pack reviewed by a solicitor before doing so. Once your bid is accepted you are bound to purchase the property warts and all. Much better to know what those warts are before you take them on.

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