Real estate

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Penningtons Manches’ real estate practice combines strength and breadth with over 80 partners, consultants and associates across the firm offering focused, practical and high quality advice on all stages and all types of real estate transactions.

We are experienced in dealing with investment sales and purchases, funding agreements, development schemes, portfolio management, structuring and joint ventures, distressed debt acquisition, landlord and tenant matters and enfranchisement as well as smaller commercial property work. Specialist planning, environmental, taxation and disputes expertise is also provided.

Our wide client base ranges from property entrepreneurs, based both in the UK and internationally, to property companies, contractors, banks, institutional investors and corporates with surplus properties. We also deliver expert guidance to the social housing sector, health and care providers, mixed use developers, retailers and tenants, educational establishments and student accommodation providers.

In a competitive market, real estate advisers must demonstrate their ability to supply a pro-active service tailored to clients' specific commercial requirements. Our detailed and up to date knowledge of the key issues you face enables us to offer workable solutions to meet your expectations of increasing property values and future returns on your investment.

Our lawyers blend expertise and efficiency with a thorough understanding of your needs to provide you with the right specialist skills, realistic costs and appropriate timescales throughout the acquisition, development, sale and management of an individual property or substantial portfolio.

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Recent work highlights

Substantial investment disposals for Aviva

Advising Aviva Investors Pensions Limited on the disposal of two freehold investment properties in London and the South East for a total value of £60 million, in each case within a demanding timescale.


Franchise opportunity

Advising a franchisee of a multinational chain on the acquisition and fit out of the first of hundreds of retail units and negotiating an agreement for lease that met our client’s numerous pre-conditions to their satisfaction.


Complex Technology and Construction Court claim

Securing damages for a residential development company in relation to a professional negligence claim issued in the Technology and Construction Court. The damages sought exceeded £2 million and the claim involved complex issues of liability and quantum.

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Penningtons Manches LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. San Francisco is an associated office.

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