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.
Property and Land Development
Gosschalks property development team has a truly national reputation. It specialises in acting for commercial and residential developers across the country in high value and complex transactions, often involving multiple parties whilst also acting for public authorities including Hull City Council on regional infrastructure projects.
We act for a number of developers in connection with many long-term mixed-use development sites from buying the greenfield sites, dealing with the infrastructure and construction agreements, through to the disposal of the commercial buildings by freehold sales or leases.
Our client base also includes a number of large local residential developers from the initial site acquisition stage (which can include complex options, overage and collaboration agreements) to setting up the estate for residential plots sales, which our specialist new build conveyancing team then handle.
We also act for national companies in a range of development work all over the country.
Gosschalks has completed over 400 deals for us over the years and we regard them as an integral part of our team. They know what they're doing, do it well and adopt a very commercial approach which allows us to focus on what we do best.
Andrew Allenby, Managing Director Allenby Commercial
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
Individual & Portfolio Investment
Whether this is your first purchase or you’re an experienced investor building a portfolio you need to be sure you’re getting watertight commercial advice from people you can trust. That’s where we come in.
Our expert property team is renowned in the UK for its experience in dealing with freehold, leasehold, commercial and residential investments.
We’ll guide you through every stage of the process, protect your best interests and help you get the best possible return on your investment.
Key Contact: Mark Teal
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.
Property Estate Management
We understand how challenging it can be to manage a large property estate. With many years’ experience in acting for a broad range of clients throughout the UK, our multi-disciplined team is here to help lift that burden from you.
We’ll work hard to help you realise the full potential of your estate. We’ll get to know your precise requirements and objectives, handle the legal aspects and help you to manage your estate efficiently.
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.
Independent Reviews - Property & Real Estate
Read about what the leading independent guides to the legal profession have to say about our property team:
Chambers & Partners (2020 edition)
What the team is known for: Adept at handling all aspects of real estate, with notable expertise in the licensed leisure and retail sectors. Often advises landlords on portfolio management and acts for local and national developers on commercial and residential schemes. Experienced in transactions involving office developments and agricultural land transactions. Additional expertise in the energy and infrastructure sectors.
Strengths: The department is praised for its "proactive approach to legal transactions."
Legal 500 (2019 edition)
Under the leadership of property and real estate head Mark Teal, Gosschalks excels in acting for a wide range of clients with notable expertise in the pub, retail, leisure, public, agriculture and energy sectors. The group handles site acquisitions and assembly issues, construction contracts, planning issues, infrastructure work, and sales and disposals.
Rock-solid commercial advice for landlords, landowners, investors, developers and tenants.
"William Hill has worked with Gosschalks for over 30 years, during which time they have become a trusted advisor to our organisation helping us manage multiple aspects of our property estate."
— Philip Searle, Estates Controller - William Hill