Bate & Co is a specialist real estate law firm, covering all aspects of property law, but with a strong focus on transactional commercial property matters at its core. This requires combining effective, commercial negotiating skills with a genuine expertise in property law, which underpins everything that we do, and covers the full range of possible freehold and leasehold transactions.
We are also able to advise in respect of options, joint ventures, partnerships, funding and promotion agreements, and the like, which are often used by clients to facilitate particular projects, as well as planning and environmental matters to help unlock development potential from land.
For more details on our key services, please see below.
We act on behalf of a number of landlord and investor clients, both corporate and private, advising on all manner of property assets, including business parks and multi-let, mixed-use properties, across the whole of England & Wales. Key functions here include:
Even in today's digital age, most businesses still need premises from which to trade, whether these are offices, shops, storage warehouses, hotels, pubs, cafes.... the list goes on, and no two transactions are ever quite the same. We have acquired extensive experience dealing with every conceivable type of premises for a huge range of different businesses, large and small, over the years.
In its simplest terms, a lease is just a contract between a landlord and tenant for the occupation of a property. However, landlord and tenant law is one of the most complicated and ever-changing areas of legal work, full of potentially expensive traps for the unwary.
We have acquired considerable experience over many years acting in connection with the specialised areas of utilities, communications and compulsory purchase law. This includes the important insight that comes from actually working on behalf of water and electricity companies, local authorities and a government agency in respect of a full range of transactions and compensation claims.
We provide expert advice to both lenders and borrowers in connection with the securitization of property assets, from single mortgage deals to multi-million pound portfolio re-finances, including transactions involving the charging of corporate assets and with overseas company involvement.