Real estate asset management

Overview

Our real estate practice includes a team of lawyers, exclusively dedicated to real estate management, enabling us to ensure that it is given the highest level of expertise and priority.

We appreciate that clients expect asset management work to be actioned quickly and efficiently in order to minimise rental voids, to avoid problems with tenants and to keep the costs proportionate. We believe that what we offer through our team, with individuals that clients are familiar with, differentiates us from many other law firms and provides the peace of mind that matters are being handled properly.

We cover all aspects of the landlord and tenant relationship including the grant of new tenancies and lease renewals. We handle all permissive licences efficiently and are well placed to deal with defaulting tenants. Tenant requests, as well as tenancy insolvency have been a greater issue in the recent past. We have a wealth of experience in handling liquidations, administrations, company voluntary arrangements and other forms of insolvency arising from the more challenging market conditions.

We work with clients to devise a system that works for them and their managing agents; this might involve a bespoke reporting format, an extranet to hold all documents or standard documents for particular properties. There is no one size fits all in asset management and so we tailor our service to meet clients' needs. We have more experience than most in this area as we manage a portfolio of properties for private clients and this gives us wider commercial experience that assists in providing the best service.

Recognition

  • "Macfarlanes LLP is ‘excellent to work with’ and focuses on complex development and investment work, fund structuring and inward investment."

    The UK Legal 500 2013

  • "Macfarlanes has worked for us for many years. We receive a first rate service delivered at the right time whatever the demands and in a way which enhances rather than damages our tenant relationships".

    Paul Williams - Director, Property Management, Derwent London plc