At Mercantile Barristers, some of our property barristers are also qualified surveyors who have accumulated substantial knowledge and experience of the full spectrum of property disputes and planning matters before becoming specialist property barristers. As such, we are well accustomed to undertaking comprehensive legal work for professional, corporate and institutional clients with significant property interests.
Our Property Law practice area is headed by our Head of Chambers, Mr. Samuel Okoronkwo. Mr. Okoronkwo is a barrister with over 30 years of commercial, professional and legal practice experience. Quite apart from being an excellent barrister, he has specific industry expertise, having primarily had a hands-on professional career as an entrepreneur and a Quantity Surveyor. He also worked as a Property Developer for several years dealing with all aspects of complex land assembly, design development, development appraisals, planning consents, project financing, development procurement and management, asset disposals and retention within a portfolio.
Our property barristers are happy to be consulted and they regularly accept instructions directly from professionals and discerning private clients at any time; and as a general rule, we tend to handle property-related enquiries and claims with a minimum value of £50,000.
Outlined are some of the services our property barristers can provide to our range of clients.
Our property barristers can act for both Landlords and Tenants in addressing the reasonableness of the extent of dilapidations provisions. If additional input is necessary from expert building surveyors, valuers, quantity surveyors and specialist mechanical and electrical engineers; our property barristers have extensive experience of working with these experts in order to protect and advance our client’s interests.
When matters relate to investment property and occupied premises, our property barristers can provide practical legal advice to Landlords and Tenants on matters arising from their specific circumstances from drafting Tenancy Agreements; determination of Leases; eviction of Tenants to representation at Court for unlawful eviction, long Leaseholder advice and representation on Service Charge, Management Disputes, Lease Extensions and Enfranchisement.
Whether clients intend to acquire, own and occupy their property; or they intend to undertake development land assembly; employ architects, surveyors, engineers, arrange development funding; secure planning consent and then proceed with a development for subsequent disposal or retention in an investment portfolio, our property barristers are able to provide sound commercial and legal advice throughout the entire process.
Communicative, a sense of responsibility and I absolutely feel they are an ally. Highly recommended
During a time of intense business troubles Mercantile guided me through and helped me keep perspective. I am now on a path to having the business in a much better place and many thanks are due to Samuel & his team.
Professional, Flexible And Great Service, Very Satisfied. Highly Recommend.
Have Found Mercantile, To Be Honest, Diligent And Willing To Go The Extra Mile With Their Advice.
Exceptionally balanced and sound advice. Strongly recommend Firm.
We were most impressed with Mercantile Barristers and your friendly, prompt and expert services. We think we were most fortunate to benefit from Samuel Okoronkwo's expert knowledge, clear analysis and wise advice.