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Real Estate Lawyers

The property world can be complex and fast-moving, and real estate is a core part of many businesses. As such, it’s important to have an experienced real estate lawyer by your side to advise you, no matter your requirements. Setfords’ real estate solicitors cover all areas of commercial property and construction, giving you the peace of mind you deserve. 

From commercial and residential developments to disposals, lettings and management, our trusted advisors have worked with businesses of all kinds and sizes.

Find out more about how our real estate lawyers can assist you below.

Real Estate Solicitor Services

How exactly can our real estate lawyers help you? See our main specialisms below.

  • Property Litigation Lawyers

    Property Litigation Lawyers

    Our property litigation lawyers are well-versed in commercial property litigation. We will employ the best strategies for your specific situation and, depending on the severity of the case, can act both with and without going to court.

    If you are experiencing a real estate dispute, contact a solicitor today to help you resolve it as smoothly and quickly as possible.

  • Construction Dispute Lawyers

    Construction Dispute Lawyers

    Our specialist construction lawyers can advise developers, owners, contractors, employers, and more on all kinds of construction disputes. 

    Resolving the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible is important, and having the right construction dispute lawyer on your side can help ensure this happens. 

  • Real Estate Finance Lawyers

    Real Estate Finance Lawyers

    Setfords’ real estate finance lawyers focus on complex, high value lending transactions, with a particular emphasis on the financing of property portfolios.

    We can act for both borrowers and lenders, and our expertise ranges from traditional debt finance to more innovative joint venture and equity funding arrangements. 

    Furthermore, our real estate finance lawyers are also experienced in forward funding transactions, steering developers around some of the hidden pitfalls which can exist in this area.

  • Real Estate Development Lawyers

    Real Estate Development Lawyers

    Setfords’ real estate development lawyers can provide expert legal advice on all aspects of development, from site assembly and land procurement, to the development process, and the final sale of a finished property. With clear, concise guidance on the often-complex contractual relationships that are involved, we ensure our clients receive the best possible advice.

    Our real estate development lawyers can also advise on related areas, such as finance issues (including property tax), environmental issues, and the planning process. 

  • Investment

    Investment

    Our expert real estate lawyers advise on all types of property investment transactions, including:

    • The acquisition and sale of freehold and leasehold commercial property
    • Commercial and residential developments
    • Lease agreements
    • Forward sales
    • Pre-lettings

    We have expertise in the creation of complex legal structures to secure tax, grants, and other advantages. Furthermore, Setfords’ lawyers also have experience in dealing with larger portfolio investment products. 

  • Joint Venture

    Joint Venture

    It’s becoming increasingly common for products and services to be delivered through joint venture arrangements with other parties. They’re often well suited to developments as well as portfolio and larger investments.

    Structures can range from simple contractual joint ventures, through to partnerships, corporate vehicles, and overseas entities. Talk to one of our real estate solicitors today to get tailored advice. 

  • Landlord and Tenant

    Landlord and Tenant

    Our real estate lawyers are experienced in all aspects of landlord and tenant matters, including:

    • The grant, acquisition, and disposal of leases
    • The creation of effective management structures which are attractive to investors and occupiers
    • The restructuring of portfolios to refresh and enhance the value of an investment
    • Commercial landlord and tenant litigation

    Please click here to find out more about our commercial landlord and tenant services.

  • Projects

    Projects

    Setfords’ commercial real estate lawyers are well-versed in acting as part of larger projects, such as the acquisition of several hundred properties, and their repackaging and disposal in smaller portfolios. 

    Please get in contact to learn more about how they can help you.

  • Public Sector

    Public Sector

    Our real estate lawyers have extensive experience in acting for clients in the public sector. 

    We can ensure not only the achievement of your commercial and political objectives, but also the delivery of risk assessments and other formal requirements you may have. 

Property Litigation Lawyers

Our property litigation lawyers are well-versed in commercial property litigation. We will employ the best strategies for your specific situation and, depending on the severity of the case, can act both with and without going to court.

If you are experiencing a real estate dispute, contact a solicitor today to help you resolve it as smoothly and quickly as possible.

Construction Dispute Lawyers

Our specialist construction lawyers can advise developers, owners, contractors, employers, and more on all kinds of construction disputes. 

Resolving the dispute as quickly and efficiently as possible is important, and having the right construction dispute lawyer on your side can help ensure this happens. 

Real Estate Finance Lawyers

Setfords’ real estate finance lawyers focus on complex, high value lending transactions, with a particular emphasis on the financing of property portfolios.

We can act for both borrowers and lenders, and our expertise ranges from traditional debt finance to more innovative joint venture and equity funding arrangements. 

Furthermore, our real estate finance lawyers are also experienced in forward funding transactions, steering developers around some of the hidden pitfalls which can exist in this area.

Real Estate Development Lawyers

Setfords’ real estate development lawyers can provide expert legal advice on all aspects of development, from site assembly and land procurement, to the development process, and the final sale of a finished property. With clear, concise guidance on the often-complex contractual relationships that are involved, we ensure our clients receive the best possible advice.

Our real estate development lawyers can also advise on related areas, such as finance issues (including property tax), environmental issues, and the planning process. 

Investment

Our expert real estate lawyers advise on all types of property investment transactions, including:

  • The acquisition and sale of freehold and leasehold commercial property
  • Commercial and residential developments
  • Lease agreements
  • Forward sales
  • Pre-lettings

We have expertise in the creation of complex legal structures to secure tax, grants, and other advantages. Furthermore, Setfords’ lawyers also have experience in dealing with larger portfolio investment products. 

Joint Venture

It’s becoming increasingly common for products and services to be delivered through joint venture arrangements with other parties. They’re often well suited to developments as well as portfolio and larger investments.

Structures can range from simple contractual joint ventures, through to partnerships, corporate vehicles, and overseas entities. Talk to one of our real estate solicitors today to get tailored advice. 

Landlord and Tenant

Our real estate lawyers are experienced in all aspects of landlord and tenant matters, including:

  • The grant, acquisition, and disposal of leases
  • The creation of effective management structures which are attractive to investors and occupiers
  • The restructuring of portfolios to refresh and enhance the value of an investment
  • Commercial landlord and tenant litigation

Please click here to find out more about our commercial landlord and tenant services.

Projects

Setfords’ commercial real estate lawyers are well-versed in acting as part of larger projects, such as the acquisition of several hundred properties, and their repackaging and disposal in smaller portfolios. 

Please get in contact to learn more about how they can help you.

Public Sector

Our real estate lawyers have extensive experience in acting for clients in the public sector. 

We can ensure not only the achievement of your commercial and political objectives, but also the delivery of risk assessments and other formal requirements you may have. 

Setfords’ Approach to Real Estate Law

Setfords’ real estate lawyers are specialists in this complex area. They’ll listen, think, and give you the best legal advice for your specific situation.

We can say this so confidently because we’re not like other law firms. All of our lawyers are experts in their field, and your case will never be passed off to an under-qualified junior.

Furthermore, our unique support structure ensures that our real estate solicitors have the capacity to focus solely on their clients, not internal billing targets or office administration. Because of this, you’ll always receive a bespoke service.

Real Estate Solicitors

Real Estate Law FAQs

  • What is real estate law?

    Real estate law, also known as property law, refers to the legal rights, obligations, and regulations that govern the ownership, use, transfer, and development of property. Real estate can refer to both commercial and residential property. 

    At Setfords, our real estate solicitors primarily deal with commercial property — for more information about our residential property services, please click here

  • What is property litigation?

    Property litigation refers to disputes between two or more parties, relating to real estate matters. This could involve ownership, use, development, possession, landlord and tenant issues, and more. 

    Here at Setfords, our property litigation lawyers can advise on all aspects of property disputes and conflicts.

  • Do I pay stamp duty on commercial real estate?

    Yes, stamp duty — which is the tax paid on the purchase or transfer of properties — applies to both residential and commercial properties in the UK. The amount payable will depend on the price of the property at hand. Your real estate lawyer will be able to further advise you on the specifics. 

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