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Sandy Munroe

Partner

Partner in the property team

My role

I am the commercial property lead for the local government sector, acting for local authorities in all aspects of their properties – from asset rationalisation to investment, including income-generating investments to redevelopment and regeneration schemes.

My experience

I have over 30 years’ commercial property experience and have dealt with all aspects of commercial property in that time – from corporate asset sale and share sale arrangements to large scale voluntary transfers acting for the acquiring newly-established housing providers. My recent focus has been on complex regeneration or asset rationalisation projects for public sector clients – health trusts and local authorities – involving several disciplines from property to planning, commercial, and procurement.

I also have experience acting for retailers, banks, registered providers and corporate clients, including charitable organisations like NACRO and Action for Children.

My specialisms

  • Property development and regeneration schemes
  • Property aspects of outsourcing leisure, libraries and children’s services
  • Property aspects of joint venture and collaboration agreements
  • Acting for academy trusts or local authorities on the property aspects of conversions of schools to academy trusts or the creation of new academy trusts
  • Complex disposals and/or acquisitions for public sector bodies

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My latest articles

Electronic execution: how to save time and money sealing your property documents
Electronic execution: how to save time and money sealing your property documents

A new era of paperless property deals is upon us following the Land Registry’s landmark decision in July 2020 to accept e-signed documents for registration.

SDLT ‘Holiday’ announcement
SDLT ‘Holiday’ announcement

Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s £3.8 billion SDLT giveaway may bring benefits for registered providers of social housing, according to ACS experts in the sector.

Paperless land transactions
Paperless land transactions

Paperless land transactions may soon be possible following plans from HM Land Registry to accept digitally signed documents for registration.

Covid-19 and commercial rents
Covid-19 and commercial rents

Commercial and local authority landlords are seeing their rental revenues crushed by the Covid-19 crisis, and many could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.

Land Registry relaxes rules on signing deeds
Land Registry relaxes rules on signing deeds

The Land Registry has announced temporary changes that will make it easier to deal with execution of transfers, leases and other deeds relating to a disposition of an interest in land.

Rental revenue legal options during Covid-19
Rental revenue legal options during Covid-19

Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.

Land Registry update, SDLT and Government guidance on buying or selling homes
Land Registry update, SDLT and Government guidance on buying or selling homes

A widespread issue for completing property transactions since the lockdown has been complying with the Land Registry requirement for deeds to be “wet-signed”. A hoped-for announcement of a change in the regulations has not yet been seen.