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Real Estate

Our highly ranked Real Estate team is one of the largest and best resourced full-service property teams outside of London, delivering reliable and cost-effective legal advice tailored to your requirements.

We provide the very best legal support for regional and national commercial property clients across these key areas:

Our Real Estate team also incorporates our specialist Church Law division, which works with the Church of England and other religious organisations to provide support on legal issues ranging from land and property to data protection.

A Real Estate team you can trust

With many years’ experience in these key areas, our knowledge and understanding of commercial real estate matters is second to none.

Our expert team – recognised by Chambers and Legal 500 – has the skills to support you with pragmatic advice and commercial solutions focused on your needs and goals at a competitive price

We work with businesses of all sizes, from sole traders to international companies, providing the same best-in-class level of support no matter the scale of the challenge. It’s all part of the high quality, joined-up service we provide.

Highly respected and recommended for Real Estate

We’re proud of our reputation for delivering exceptional service – not only in the South West, but across the whole of the UK.

Independent guide Legal 500 (2023) notes our “strong regional presence”, while Chambers and Partners (2024) comments “The lawyers at Stephens Scown are both practical and technically strong”, “They are very good at explaining complex clauses with a good level of clarity, and able to achieve balanced outcomes as part of complex negotiations.”

Joined-up Real Estate and sector support

Our professional Real Estate team offers a comprehensive service with genuine specialist expertise which means we truly understand the associated challenges and opportunities.

We work closely with our colleagues across the firm to ensure that clients have access to the expert advice they need to support their business plans.

We have particular expertise in advising in specialist sectors including:

For more information about how our team can help you, please contact Michael Beadel.

We can support your organisation with its purpose and impact:

The introduction of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Regulations, which require a landlord to ensure that a property meets the minimum rating both at the start and throughout a lease term, has resulted in greater focus on “green” lease terms that represent a commitment between the parties to minimise environmental impact.

Our Real Estate team can assist with developing provisions that are best suited to your particular circumstances, aligned with your own strategies and having regard to practicalities. Such clauses can look to preserve the high standard of buildings that have been designed with energy efficiency in mind or cover obligations that contribute to small improvements in existing premises and encompass a host of sustainability matters beyond energy efficiency alone.

For example, we’ve advised on clauses which require the parties to co-operate in sharing data and good practice, terms covering waste management strategies and dilapidations provisions that take a more sustainable circular approach where certain tenant alterations may be left in situ at the end of the term so that they can be used by a subsequent occupier, thereby reducing waste.

To find out more about what we do as a firm to support organisations with their purpose and impact click here.


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