HR advice from Kim Hayton, HR Director at FDR Law Q: What is the impact of mental health illness in the workplace A: Depression, stress and anxiety are the largest causes for UK sickness absence with 15.8 million work days lost in 2016*, and the...
Acquisitions and Disposals
With real estate transactions becoming ever more complex, FDR Law understands our clients’ need to secure stable yields quickly and efficiently.
Our clients choose us because they know we understand their objectives and offer a tailored approach to suit their individual business needs. Whether acquiring or disposing of single property assets or portfolios, our dedicated team have the experience, skills and resource to assist in delivering the desired outcome within timescale and to budget.
When acquiring or disposing of commercial assets, complications are often inevitable. Access and boundary issues, obtaining vacant possession, restrictive covenants and planning and highway agreements are just a few matters we are accustomed to dealing with, effectively eliminating hurdles from the process. FDR Law is confident in providing commercially and practically sensible solutions and advice based upon our technical expertise and extensive experience of the sector.
Our team of asset management specialists advise on all matters relating to lettings and asset management including drafting new (and renewal) leases, simple and complex agreements for lease and bespoke client tailored leases to facilitate seamless and swift transactions with tenants.
Aside from this, our clients (both landlords and tenants) benefit from receiving general strategic advice relating to their assets. Dealing with licences, rent review memorandums and the variation and surrender of leases are just some of the dealings which are second nature to our team here at FDR Law.
Because we strive to fully understand our clients’ businesses we are able to provide bespoke advice with a commercial edge – this is key for business growth. We understand market trends and practices and so can help to facilitate increases in average rents and overall yields, whilst keeping vacancy rates low with swift transacting.
Contentious issues unfortunately are an unavoidable part of owning, developing or occupying commercial property and can arise in even the most carefully managed real estate portfolios. Our job is to pre-empt these issues and, where possible, dispel them before they materialise.
Where this is not possible, our team of litigators are here to provide pragmatic advice and business-orientated solutions to protect the value of our clients’ property assets as well as their reputation.
FDR Law specialise in a full range of landlord and tenant matters ranging from lease renewal, statutory process, contested and uncontested applications to assign and underlet, tenant repair obligations and dilapidations, service charge disputes, break notices and breach of lease issues and remedies. For day-to-day portfolio management issues we prefer to engage in alternative dispute resolution procedures to contain any risk to our clients, however our team of litigators are tough negotiators and will not shy away from pursuing or defending litigation if this is the most appropriate course of action.