Partner in the property team
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.
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.
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.
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 may soon be possible following plans from HM Land Registry to accept digitally signed documents for registration.
Commercial and local authority landlords could benefit from urgently reviewing their legal options.
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.
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.
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