Real Estate

Need assistance with a real estate legal matter? Our real estate lawyers have a wealth of experience acting for both private and corporate clients.
We offer a full range of real estate advisory services on all aspects of commercial property, construction and planning law. We also provide transaction support services for our corporate team undertaking due diligence and security work.


We have worked hard to create a smart and diverse team that has a collective knowledge and skill set in key sectors and disciplines. Importantly, they also understand what matters for our clients, and concentrate on getting the job done in a creative, imaginative and deeply practical way.

Our clients include national and local, large and small housebuilders and developers. We also advise landlords and tenants in the management of their property portfolios working with individuals, investors, private funders and institutional investors.

Our housebuilding knowledge helps with our work with landowners and brings an edge that enables you to avoid pitfalls and secure the maximum value when disposing of land.

What do our clients say?

"PDT have been a great support to Higgidy over the years – particularly with regards to some complex property acquisitions which have enabled us to unlock adjacent properties and expand our site. I would highly recommend them."
James Foottit, Managing Director, Higgidy Pies

"So reassuring to have PDT on our side. Their performance exceeded our expectations."
Glyn Williams, (Former) Managing Director, DT Williams

"PDT provides the breadth of services I require to meet my diverse business and personal legal requirements, all delivered with a professional and friendly service."
Stuart May, Director

"A first class service from acquisition through to disposal. Reliable, responsive and commercial, a fine company to be associated with."
Rob Burnham, Managing Director, Greenplan Designer Homes Limited

"PDT Solicitors have played a pivotal part to my businesses right from the very beginning. They have worked on a varied scope, from the acquisition of a lease to employment contracts, trade mark applications and much more… The team are great to deal with and have always offered clear and in-depth advice even in the most complex of situations. They definitely feel as if they are a part of my management team now which I rely on and highly value".
Raz Helalat, Managing Director, Coalshed Limited

"CAF Bank procured the services of PDT in 2014 to assist with the legal work for our loan book. With the specific nature of our sector, there are challenges peculiar to ourselves and PDT have met these, in terms of the detail of our offering whilst providing support and advice as required. Since inception, we have been impressed with the service provided and the supportive, close working relationship established."
Ian Mansfield, CAF Bank

What have we worked on recently?

We have recently acted for clients in relation to the following matters:

  • £13m refinance of diverse investment portfolio
  • £30m promotion and sale of strategic residential site
  • Prestigious, exclusive restaurant development in Central London location
  • £30m secured lend into the charity sector
  • £40m residential land acquisition
  • Continued advice for major food manufacturer on their property portfolio.
  • Completing land owner promotion agreements for Horsham north sector.
  • Advising on relation and development of local football club.

What are we experts in?

Our real estate lawyers have expertise in the following areas.

Acquisitions and disposals:

  • Site acquisitions and disposals
  • Option Agreements
  • Conditional contracts and promotion agreements
  • Sale and purchase of land and buildings,
  • Collaboration agreements
  • Confidentiality and lock-out agreements
  • Overage, development agreements and build licences
  • Joint venture
  • Deed of release and deeds of grant
  • SDLT
  • Residents and management associations

Planning and construction:

  • Planning and highway agreements
  • Section 106 Agreements
  • Community Infrastructure Levy


  • Security documentation

Plot Sales:

  • Site set up
  • Drafting of contract pack and all associated documents
  • Sale of freehold and leasehold properties
  • Help to Buy
  • Forming managements
  • Handing over on completion

Landlord and Tenant:

  • Property portfolio management
  • Licences to alter, assign and sub-let
  • Short term occupational licences
  • Lease renewals
  • New leases
  • Surrenders

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