Property Investment Solicitors
Property Investment Lawyer London
Our property investment lawyers advise on big and small investment transactions, from single-lease properties to multi-let portfolios. We can support you from the time you start building an investment case all the way through to leasing and management.
Guy Osborn Partner
Understanding property investment
Historically, the London property market has offered excellent potential for investment. It is the top city in the country for attracting overseas investors, and UK-based investors also see London as a secure option. Both the commercial and residential sectors tend to perform well in terms of rental income and capital appreciation and thus deliver a good return on investment.
However, to make profitable investments in the London real estate market, you need to understand its complexities. Both prices and yields depend on the type of investment scheme and area. Office, industrial, retail, student and residential properties all have different dynamics, and factors such as accessibility to public transport, parking availability, zoning restrictions and nearby amenities can greatly influence the investment potential of a property.
As specialists in the London real estate market, our property investment solicitors are here to help you secure quality real estate investments that stack up against your financial objectives.
Our property investment services
Our property investment solicitors act for institutional investors, real estate funds, entrepreneurs, private individuals and family investment vehicles. We have a full range of services to support you at every stage of your investment journey.
Due diligence and investment analysis
The success of your investment is largely determined by how it stacks up financially. Our commercial property team can support you well in advance of a purchase, conducting in-depth legal checks to help you understand the risks and opportunities and uncover any “hidden” restrictions that might undermine the potential returns of a property investment.
Property acquisition and sales
We can assist you with buying and selling properties of all kinds, including:
- Due diligence on legal titles and occupational leases
- Advice on commercial property finance to fund a commercial property investment
- Negotiating sale and purchase contracts and ancillary documentation
- Forward funding and forward sale agreements
- Advice on the VAT, capital allowances and Stamp Duty Land Tax liabilities connected with the transaction
- Structuring transactions, including setting up of special purpose vehicles to acquire property
- Portfolio acquisitions and disposals
Lease and tenancy agreements
Our team can assist you with all aspects of leasing and tenancy agreements, ensuring that the commercial leases you put in place protect the property’s investment value and your long-term interests.
We can handle all types of property management issues, including consents for dealings, refurbishments or alterations, to ensure your commercial lease relationships run smoothly and are compliant with the law.
Why choose our property investment solicitors?
- We have been ranked in The Times Best Law Firm Guide for the past six years for our excellent client service and first-rate results.
- Our firm is recognised in a number of independent guides to legal services including Chambers UK, Legal 500, Tatler and Spears.
- Our expert property investment solicitors advise on a broad range of transactions including residential, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use investments. This means that you will receive sector-specific advice tailored to your needs.
- Our property investment team is supported by expert lawyers in other disciplines to bring the best, most comprehensive support. We often consult with our property litigation and private wealth colleagues to provide specialist advice.
- We provide a partner-led service to ensure you receive experienced and commercial astute advice and support, every step of the way.
To find out more about our property investment services, call us on 020 4502 7487 or fill out our contact form and we’ll be happy to call you back. Or visit our London offices in Camden or Hampstead to have a face-to-face meeting with our commercial property experts.
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Professional and communicative throughout the process of becoming a Freehold Company and having a share of said freehold. Both Amber and Siroop spoke in plain English and were most efficient and pleasant to deal with.
Amber was fantastic from start to finish. Efficient, clear and professional. Will certainly be calling on her again.
Guy and his team assisted me with a new lease venture and were an absolute pleasure to work with. A professional & knowledgeable team who offered fast and excellent advice. Highly recommend their services
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Guy Osborn Partner
Lekhika Chaudhary Solicitor
Grace Hedges Paralegal
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