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Kingsley Napley LLP

Real Estate

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What the team is known for

Proficient in a broad range of commercial and residential property matters, including portfolio management and acquisitions work. Wider strengths include representing corporate occupiers and handling real estate financing transactions. Experienced managing residential developments on behalf of high net worth individuals and also advises on mixed-use and urban redevelopment schemes.

Strengths

"We are extremely happy with the service provided by Kingsley Napley," says a client.

Notable practitioners

Paul Harbour is vastly experienced in handling complex deals relating to both commercial and residential real estate. He has expertise in complex development and investment work as well as handling landlord and tenant matters.
"Paul is extremely proactive with regard to protecting the client while being appreciative of the commercial sensitivity of a deal." "He is a hugely creative lawyer who gives everything to his clients and doesn't stop thinking about how to achieve a result for them."

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Overview

Real Estate has been at the core of Kingsley Napley’s business since 1937. The team provide specialist advice on real estate and construction matters but remain focused on their clients' objectives. They take a commercial approach to transactions to ensure that their clients’ commercial aims and risk profiles are achievable.

We act for a variety of clients including developers, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, celebrities, banks, investors, landlords and tenants across commercial property transactions, development projects and high value residential sales and purchases.

We advise on:

  • sale and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties (including properties being bought off plan, new builds and listed buildings)
  • lease extensions
  • leasehold enfranchisement
  • rights of first refusal
  • borrowing by the owner
  • advising lenders on purchases, sales and security documentation

We also assist a number of clients with the day to day asset management of their portfolios. This includes:

  • the grant of leases whether inside or outside of the security of tenure provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
  • redevelopment of buildings on the relevant estate
  • reviewing and advising on heads of terms
  • collateral security (rent deposits, guarantors etc.) on any new letting
  • title issues relating to the sites and wider regeneration considerations
  • day to day management including alienation or alteration provisions within a lease or filling void space with temporary occupiers, etc.



Members

Owen, Bethan (Head of Department)

Beak, Thomas

Browne, Daniel

Dale, George

Gibbs, Francesca

Harbour, Paul

Langridge, Tanya

McAlister, Neil

Must, Angela

Newnham, David

Rhodes, Vanessa

Robinson, Emma

Robinson, Katie

Silverblatt, Ian

Yates, Joanna

Real Estate

Kingsley Napley LLP

firm
Location

20 Bonhill Street

London

Greater London

UK

EC2A 4DN

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London (Firms)

Real Estate: Mainly Mid-Market


Paul Harbour
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