Hilary Pitts


  01392 210700

Hilary is a partner and advises on development work, site acquisitions and sales, acquisitions and sales of commercial and residential premises, landlord and tenant matters and bank financing work.

Within the social housing sector she acts for a number of national and local housing associations and community land trusts advising on site acquisitions, setting up the site for plot sales, preparing shared ownership leases, transfers to include provisions to ensure the property’s future affordability, and drafting and reviewing s106 agreements and other statutory property agreements.

Hilary qualified in September 2006 and advises marine businesses on the property side of transactions including acquisition and sales of marine premises, and preparing and reviewing leases for the letting of marine premises.

Her work includes:

  • advising on the acquisition of a development site for a private client for the development of 100+ dwellings
  • assisting with the sale of a site to a major supermarket in an area where access to a supermarket is difficult for local residents
  • advising sale of a hotel
  • acting for a proposed tenant on the terms of a lease of commercial premises enabling the client to expand their business

Hilary is a qualified company secretary and a member of the Rotary Club of Mounts Bay.

Outside of work, Hilary enjoys running and walking.

Recommended lawyer Chambers 2019 - routinely advises housing associations on development projects, plot sales and stock transfers. She also has experience advising clients on financing work.

Recommended lawyer Chambers 2018 - "great solicitor who goes the extra mile to help," according to sources, who praise her extensive experience of site acquisition and development matters.

Recommended lawyer Chambers 2017 - praise her ability to "always provide clear and accurate advice in a timely manner," and report that she "is always very personable and interested in our work."

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