Acquisitions and disposals
We have an established pedigree for dealing with property acquisitions and disposals, most notably in the licensed property sector. From single premises to multi-million pound portfolios involving hundreds of properties, we have the requisite skills and experience to ensure the job is completed on time and to budget no matter how complex the deal may be.
Alcohol Licence Management Services
We manage a range of licensing requirements for two of the 'Big Four' supermarkets, national health club chains, pub companies and cinema operators so we know a thing or two about managing large licensed estates. We offer a retainer based management service whereby we can deal with as little or as much as you need us to.
As part of our managed service we ensure you remain 100% compliant at all times by helping you to manage all or some of your day to day requirements in relation to your alcohol licences. We can deal with all issues relating to the Licensing Act 2003 as well as the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 including premises licences, personal licences as well as all associated ancillary licences.
If we manage your estate on your behalf, you’ll have access to our bespoke licensing management software as well as a range of in-depth reporting services, so you can still maintain a hands-on approach to managing a fully compliant licensing regime for your business.
Commercial, Retail & Residential Development
Planning a small local plot? Or a big national development? Whatever your plans, we can help you.
We have experts for every single part of the process. So we can take you from paper plans all the way to your finished development.
We deal with all aspects of development work including:
- Site acquisition & assembly
- Construction contracts
- Planning agreements
- Infrastructure documentation
- Leases, sales and disposals
And if any problems crop up along the way, we’ll be there to solve those too.
Key Contact: Mark Teal
Our expert lawyers will aim to settle your disagreement without the need to go to court. Where this isn’t possible, we’ll give you the right guidance throughout, fight your corner to resolve your dispute quickly and painlessly, and protect what matters to you.
No one wants to be involved in a long, costly dispute. Our team will help you take the preventative steps needed to avoid prolonging disagreements and put you in the strongest possible position should the dispute go to court.
Through expert advice and a practical, tailored approach, our specialist litigation lawyers will safeguard your best interests and fight to achieve the best outcome for you. We know how draining court proceedings can be on your time and resources. That’s why we always aim to achieve an early resolution, and make the whole process as quick and painless as possible for our clients.
We also educate clients on the measures to take in order to avoid disputes before they happen. Our dispute resolution training will teach you the importance of a preventative approach.
Key Contacts Matthew Fletcher
Document Storage & Retrieval
Minutes. That’s how long it takes get our hands on your deeds and important documents. For many other law firms, this can take days.
With storage space spanning five and a half miles we have mobile racking running the entire length and width of our building – our on-site purpose-built secure archive vault is where we store our client’s deeds, files, wills and trusts. From here, our full-time archivists can locate and scan important documentation to your inbox in minutes.
For our clients this is a real benefit. Competing firms often store client deeds at remote storage facilities run by third parties you’ve never heard of. At Gosschalks, our property team can have your deeds on their desk in no time at all ready to deal with your queries.
If we advise on any element of your property estate, deeds storage is provided free of charge.
Landlord & Tenant
Landlord? This is your business. Your livelihood. Whether you’re an individual shopkeeper or responsible for a national company with a large portfolio.
You need your transactions to go smoothly, for disputes to be resolved quickly and to get the best return on your investment. That’s exactly where we can assist.
Tenant? there are a lot of pitfalls to be aware of in your lease arrangement. We will make sure you’re aware of every complication, put measures in place in order to avoid them, and work hard to protect your best interests throughout.
Lease management and renewals
We’re here to defend your rights, protect your business and resolve your disagreement.
We’ve one of the largest property and real estate litigation teams in the North of England. We advise both local and national companies, including the biggest names in the pub and betting industries, on a range of property disputes including:
- Landlord and tenant
- Building and rights of way
- Restrictive covenants
- Squatters’ rights
We’re praised by independent guides for being “very experienced and reliable”, with a fast, dependable approach to our work.
Speak to our key contacts today to see how we can help you resolve your dispute.
We can handle all the legal aspects of your rent review from working with surveyors to advising you on the rental value of your property, term and even negotiating the rent on your behalf. It's what we do every day on behalf of well-known national clients with large estates as well as an array of smaller operators too - you can rely on us to provide the best advice and achieve the best possible result.
Should a dispute arise during the review process, our hugely experienced property litigation team will be on-hand to quickly avoid unnecessary expense, protect your interest and get you the right result.
Our interactive Golden Rules of Estate Management training seminar is packed with practical advice property directors, estate controllers and surveyors can use on a daily basis.
It’s designed to help you manage your estate (and your landlords) so as to minimise expenditure, maintain operational flexibility and avoid costly legal disputes.
- Don’t get routed by dilapidations claims
- Making sub-tenants pay their rent
- Making your landlord comply with the lease
- Getting the best deal out of rent reviews
- Don’t let landlords stop you from assigning empty units
- Don’t let lease renewals become a drain on your budget
- Don’t lose your right to break
Our Rent Review Seminar is designed specifically for the retail and leisure sectors, our interactive workshop contains all the key knowledge to assist you in achieving the best possible outcome in rent review negotiations.
Packed with practical examples taken from case studies, the workshop can be delivered at your offices (or other venue of your choice) and will provide your team with the perfect opportunity to share ideas and discuss best practice.
Discussion points include:
- The hypothetical lease
- User restrictions
- Condition of the property
- Tenant’s improvements
- Headline rent
- Licences for alterations
- RPI linked reviews
- Fitting out assumptions
- Legal traps to avoid
- Our top ten tips
Our training seminars can be tailored to your precise requirements and are delivered directly to you and your property team at your offices. They also provides you with the opportunity to quiz our specialist team of lawyers on the issues currently important to you.
For a limited time only, our seminar is free to existing clients and to operators of estates with 20 or more properties.
We’ll work hard to help you realise the full potential of your estate. We’ll get to know your needs, handle the legal aspects, help you manage your estate efficiently and give you quick access to information when you need it.
"Gosschalks benefits from decades of experience dealing with large national property estates like ours which means they have the requisite skills and specialist expertise to deal with whatever challenge we present them with in a pragmatic and cost effective way - they never let us down."
— Steve Wooldridge, Head of Retail Operations - Age UK