Property & Planning
At Mercantile Barristers some of our members are qualified surveyors that have accumulated substantial knowledge and experience of the full spectrum of property and planning matters before becoming specialist barristers. As such we are well accustomed to undertaking comprehensive legal work for professional, corporate and institutional clients with significant property interests.
Property Ownership & Property Development
Whether clients intend to acquire, own and occupy their property or they intend to undertake development land assembly, arrange development funding, secure planning consent and then proceed with a development for subsequent disposal, or retention in an investment portfolio, our members at Mercantile Barristers are able to provide sound commercial and legal advice throughout the entire process.
Invariably, several interests attach to a property in the development process, some of them often conflicting. Our barristers understand the relationship between these interests and can advise on practical and well-informed positions that protect and maximise the client’s commercial interests whether the client is the owner, the lender or the developer.
Landlord & Tenant Work
When matters relate to investment property and occupied premises, our members at Mercantile Barristers can provide practical legal advice on landlord and tenant issues. They can advise fully on all aspects of leases, sub-lettings, security of tenure, lease renewals, rent reviews and determination of leases for landlord as well as tenant clients.
Property & Planning Disputes
In contentious circumstances our members at Mercantile Barristers are excellent at devising tactical and strategic property dispute resolution strategies. Our barristers are first class in drafting tribunal and court papers and submissions and they will advocate in all tribunals as well as in the Chancery and the Appellate courts.
Mercantile Barristers property and planning practice covers:
- Site Assembly
- Party Wall Matters
- Dilapidations and Alterations
- Town & Country Planning
- Planning Appeals & Inquiries
- The Environment
- Property Acquisitions and Disposals
- Warranties and Disposal Disclosures
- Property Funding and Security
- Development Funding & Warranties
- Landlord and Tenant
- Development Agreements & Joint Ventures
- Leases and Agreements for Lease
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