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Real Estate

About Real Estate Law

Acting for property investors, developers, banks and occupiers, our highly experienced team of real estate lawyers provides specialist advice and negotiation skills across a wide range of commercial property transactions.

Businesses are often working to agreed time limits, commercial objectives and prevailing financial conditions, so you will find our legal team’s approach flexible, responsive and instructive. In fact, our ability to act quickly, while keeping you up to date and informed at all times, can help you take better advantage of opportunities in the fast-moving, dynamic real estate sector.

If required, we can create a multi-disciplinary legal team to provide a seamless service across commercial, corporate and employment issues.

To start a conversation with Tollers’ Real Estate Team, get in touch.

Acquisitions and Disposals

Freehold and Leasehold

We advise on the legal acquisition and disposal of all types of freehold and leasehold property. As well as taking care of development contract documentation, including joint ventures, options, conditional contracts, and development agreements, we can also negotiate the grant of easements and the release or risk management of adverse covenants.


As a real estate investor or funder, it is essential that you are fully aware of the financial implications of the legal issues affecting a target property. We can provide you with all the necessary legal information, advice and support to assist you in making a sound commercial decision.

Of particular interest are the terms of any existing leases and their associated documentation, including subleases, deeds of variation, licences for alterations and to assign. We are here to guide you to ensure that you understand all the terms of a tenant’s occupation, before completing a deal.

Business Parks

Occupiers of units and offices on estates and business parks are often obliged to contribute to the cost of maintenance of communal areas and services. We can investigate these additional costs fully and uncover any uncertainty at the outset to avoid issues later on.

Acquisitions and Disposals - Tollers Solicitors

To start a conversation with Tollers’ acquisitions and disposals legal team, get in touch.


Working closely with you, we can provide the legal advice and guidance to secure the land and rights you need to ensure a site is fit for development.

Developers and Landowners

We act for residential and real estate developers, as well as landowners selling to developers. With significant experience in drafting and negotiating development agreements, site assembly agreements and other contractual documentation, our development lawyers are here to help you achieve a successful deal. What we learn during the process, we can apply to onward sales, lettings and disposals, to ensure they happen efficiently and cost-effectively.

If you are developing sites jointly with third parties, our commercial approach ensures each party’s intentions and project aims are achieved in the timescales you set out.


We also act on behalf of banks and funders of development projects, and use our experience and understanding of their requirements to manage transactions to successful completion.

Site Assembly

We’re involved regularly in site assembly deals. A site’s legal title is not always perfect, so attention to detail is crucial in these types of transactions. 

Working with you, we can provide what you need to secure the land and rights and a viable site that’s fit for purpose.

Real estate Development

To start a conversation with Tollers’ team of development lawyers, get in touch.



It is important that leases have no hidden surprises for landlords or tenants. Unexpected onerous legal obligations may result in financial damage for both a landlord’s and a tenant’s business alike.

Leases are notoriously detailed and complex documents, and are often poorly understood. Our specialist legal team will ensure clarity and certainty from the start, ideally getting involved at the heads of terms stage, where our experience can help save you significant time and limit legal costs in the long-run.

Landlord and Tenant Obligations

We advise on the legal effect of existing lease provisions before disputes arise between parties. Potential disputes could relate to dilapidations, lease assignment (transfer) or sub-letting, implementation of service charge provisions, or a renewal of a business lease. If a dispute does arise, our property dispute team is ready to help.

Leases - Tollers Solicitors

To start a conversation with Tollers lawyers about leases, get in touch.

Pension Property Purchases

We have considerable experience acting for businesses and individuals buying and selling property with the help or involvement of pension schemes. Pension property purchase transactions can present very particular issues – not just in terms of financial limits on the borrowing of pension schemes, but also around the formal letting arrangements and market standard leases that pension schemes expect.

Pension Property Purchases - Tollers Solicitors

To start a conversation with Tollers lawyers about pension property purchases, get in touch.

Planning, Environmental and Construction

Planning Obligations

Our development experience means we can help if you have a prospective planning consent and need to enter into planning obligations with a local authority. Such agreements contain obligations, often relating to ‘planning gain’, including financial contributions, obligations to carry out highway or drainage works, provision of low-cost housing, or other local authority requirements.

We regularly work alongside planning consultants, and can help with your planning and building regulation issues, including permissions for works, alterations and change of use.


As well as strong links with environmental and geotechnical consultants, we have direct, first-hand experience of the industry. So we can work closely with your chosen consultants to help with ground condition issues such as site investigations and the risks posed by contaminated land.


We have experience of construction issues, especially those relating to appointments and collateral warranties, and can call on a specialist construction lawyer’s expertise when needed, to offer a more extensive and complete service.

Planning, Enviromental and Construction Lawyers

To start a conversation with Tollers lawyers about planning, environmental or construction, get in touch.

Plot and Unit Sales

Freehold, Leasehold or Commonhold

We are regularly instructed to help set up sites and their subsequent plot and unit sales, on a freehold and leasehold basis, creating management companies and dealing with any retained property. We’re also happy to discuss the implications of carrying out commonhold development schemes.


Once a development is finished, we can provide a cost-efficient service to dispose of newly constructed units – whether residential or commercial.  We understand the need to present buyers with documentation that will encourage smooth and swift progress of the transaction.

Plot and Unit Sales - Tollers Solicitors

To start a conversation with Tollers lawyers about plot and unit sales, get in touch.

Property Finance

If you are a company, partnership or individual acquiring land or property where finance or refinancing of your existing properties or property portfolios is required, we can help. 

Our extensive and practical experience in this area means we can identify any potential title issues as soon as possible in the transaction. We shall then explain their potential consequences in more detail, and suggest ways to maintain the deal’s momentum.

We understand the importance of maintaining a close relationship with you, so we can fully understand how your business operates and how best to service your needs.

Property Finance Lawyers

To start a conversation with Tollers lawyers about property finance legal services, get in touch.


We regularly act for major high street lenders taking mortgages over properties to secure lending to businesses. Our approach is very much focused on helping lenders to assess the commercial risk of any imperfections in titles or adverse search results. Where possible, we deal with potential problems before they become issues that can delay lending and frustrate borrower and lender. 

Banks - Tollers Solicitors

To start a conversation with Tollers about separate representation or secure lending, get in touch.


We act for sellers and buyers of woodland for recreational and commercial purposes. Our team of woodland lawyers deal with plot sales of woods, and use our specific experience to ensure you get or keep the specific rights and benefits you need, such as access, restrictions on use, and sporting rights.

We have a close link with a specialist firm of forestry agents who are aware of current market conditions. They can help us to help you manage or dispose of your woodland property.

Woodlands Lawyers

To start a conversation with Tollers lawyers about woodland property legal services, get in touch.

What Our Clients Are Saying...

  • Tollers acted efficiently, communicated well and gave us a high level of confidence throughout the process.

    Derek Hill - Advanced Technology Service UK Ltd
  • David, thank you for your advice on our recent commercial property overage agreement.  Turning this around in 24 hours enabled us to exchange in a timely manner.  Your understanding of what seemed a complex document made it so much easier for us to interpret, providing the information which enabled us to make an informed decision, again many thanks.

    G. Bellman
  • We are in our new premises and delighted with them. Many thanks for your help sorting the lease.

    H Barrett, Northampton Laser Clinic
  • My wife and I instructed David Ralley - Davies of Tollers Solicitors to handle the conveyance of our house. The conveyance involved the sale of a Grade 2 listed house with various historic planning consents, a split of title to form a building plot which we retained, and the sale of two paddocks which involved a number of restrictive covenants & rights of way, and all of course having to be dealt with to meet a quick completion date.

    David efficiently and speedily dealt with the conveyance, to my amazement answered emails often in the late evening, and chased the other parties to get the job done, and kept us updated.

    M & L Hutchings
  • Simon made sure that all of our queries and all of our requirements were met and was very much on our side when it came to negotiating the terms of our lease.  We would not hesitate to recommend him to others.

    Matrix Gymnastics Academy Ltd
  • Tollers business lawyers really understand our business and our way of working. They are able to pick up on a situation and respond quickly, knowing the business issues facing us.

    Paul Jackson - (Managing Director), Chiltern Cold Storage and Distribution Limited.
  • Just wanted to say thank you for dealing with my land purchase so efficiently.  This is the first time that I have purchased land and was referred to you by a colleague.  The purchase went well very thanks to your attention to detail.  I personally liked your approachability, the way in which you explained everything and the speed with which you responded to my queries.  I would definitely recommend you.

    S. Weston
  • I have to say that you managed to turn a relatively complex and difficult transaction into a simple and effective process.  No doubt I will need legal assistance in the future and no doubt, I will call you first.

    T. Shea
  • Simon Massey was superb throughout.

    Winston Holdings Ltd

Our experts in Real Estate Law

Name: Jeremy SimmondsJob Title: PartnerRelated Service Area: Wills, Tax & Estate Planning | Residential PropertyAreas of Specialism: Trusts and Estates administration, Tax Planning, Wills, 
Residential Property, Commercial Real EstateOffice based at: OakhamJeremy joined Simmonds Grant... Read More

Related Service Area: Commercial Real EstateAreas of Specialism: Commercial Real EstateOffice based at: NorthamptonAndrew qualified in 1975 and has spent his career dealing with commercial property issues.  Previously Andrew worked in Glaxo Smith Klein’s legal department in London advising... Read More

Related Service: Real Estate
Specialties: Real Estate
Office: Milton Keynes

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Will Grisley / Trainee Solicitor
t   01536 276732

Related Service Area: Commercial PropertyAreas of Specialism: Commercial PropertyOffice based at: Stevenage Danielle moved on from a media career in New York City to retrain as a solicitor in 2009. She attended law school in London and undertook her training contract with a West End firm.  Following... Read More

Danielle Sher / Senior Associate
t   01438 901096

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