Weightmans' large and experienced real estate team acts in many different areas of property work, both contentious and non-contentious. Our team includes a number of solicitors recognised as experts in their fields.
We can offer specialist advice in:
Best use of assets
In addition to former police authorities and police and crime commissioners, we are retained by a number of local authorities, ambulance trusts and fire authorities. We help them make the best use of their assets, by sharing premises and facilities, for example, from high value multi-user and multi-use sites, to individual residential properties.
Acquisitions, disposals and estates management
All matters associated with freehold and leasehold premises, including commercial leases, telecommunication leases, sub-station leases, surrenders, occupation agreements, licences, easements and party wall issues.
We offer a complete range of construction services. This includes drafting and negotiating JCT/NEC contracts and partnering contracts, and advising on new legislation, collateral warranties and confidentiality agreements. We also have extensive experience advising on claims (including mediation).
Environmental and planning
Our capability includes drafting and negotiating Section106 agreements and advising on planning application, appeals and enquiries.
Property litigation and procurement
Litigation advice on commercial and residential tenancies, including dilapidations claims, insurance claims, rent reviews, forfeiture applications, boundary disputes, residential possession cases, judicial review and Human Rights Act claims, and PFI related matters. We also have expertise in liquidations, receiverships and administrations, and compliance with OJEU rules.
Sales and purchases of freehold and long leasehold interests, including portfolio sales, whether by auction or by private treaty.
Agreements on the occupation terms of officers and police staff, including assured shorthold tenancies, service tenancies and licences. We also advise on managing residential long leasehold properties, including the statutory framework under housing legislation, establishing management companies and the statutory provisions relating to service charges.