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.
Lease management and renewals
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.
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.
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
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.
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
Licensing Act 2003
We deal with all applications under the Licensing Act 2003 – from changing designated premises supervisors to contested applications for new premises licences.
Our experienced licensing department is also experienced in representing interested parties, making appeals to the magistrates’ courts and advising on applications for judicial review.
Licensing in Scotland
Our distinguished team advise and make applications for licences required by leisure and retail businesses in Scotland.
We can advise and represent you on all applications made under Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and applications for late hours catering licences and public entertainment licences made under Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982.
Key Contact: Richard Taylor
Regulatory Defence Work
It’s a fact that prosecutions under the Licensing Act 2003 are increasing. We’ve successfully defended a number of individuals and companies facing prosecution.
Our licensing team also advise operators on best practice and how to avoid prosecution. With many years’ experience in this field and a dedicated team of specialist lawyers, we’ll make sure you and your company are given the best possible support and advice.
Key Contact: Richard Taylor
Personal Licence Holder Training
As an accredited training centre for Highfield Qualifications we offer range of e-learning and e-assessment services providing cost effective and flexible Personal Licence Holder training and examinations (both APLH & SCPLH).
E-learning can take place on-site or from home whilst exams can take place on your premises, saving the time and expense associated with traditional methods.
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.
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.
Major retail brands and two of the "Big Four" supermarkets trust us to handle their legal needs and add value to their businesses.
"Gosschalks has substantial experience of acting for us in the retail property sector and we are able to benefit from their experienced team which is quick to respond and able to find solutions to our challenges with the minimum of fuss."
—Tracy Pope, Wilko Retail Limited