Buy. Grow. Sell.
We work with national and local housebuilders and developers both large and small in investment and strategic land development through options, promotion agreements, planning and conditional contracts and we act for land owners looking to secure development opportunities for their land holding whether through their own promotion or by selling to developers.
We act for commercial landlords and tenants in their property portfolio management and advise a range of clients looking to enter and take commercial leases in the retail, office and industrial space sectors.
We advise a number of housing associations on development, portfolio management and site transaction issues and we also advise retail pharmacy operations on the acquisition and disposal of pharmacy operations working with multiple operators or first-time buyers.
Our property team also works closely works closely with Administrators, Trustees in Bankruptcy and Liquidators on transactional insolvency matters. We have a regular involvement with commercial freehold sales; advising on technical matters including exposure to rent as a cost of the administration; directors bankruptcy sales for residential property; and detailed advice to administrators in relation to leasehold premises. The leasehold work includes licences to assign; lease surrenders; licences to occupy (as part of a share purchase agreement, a renewal licence, or stand-alone licence); and tenancies at will.
We offer the same clear, quick solid and hassle free advice regardless of the size of the deal and we will keep you up-to-date with key changes and developments within the law and the industry that will impact your business.
We have a wealth of business experience within the firm that we bring in when needed. This includes property litigation experts, corporate and commercial and employment law and HR advice.
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What 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 PiesView more
"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
"Always friendly, professional and supremely competent, PDT solicitors have been our solicitors for a number of years dealing with property sales and purchases; property leases; business sales; promotional and collaboration agreements; debt recovery, loan agreements and so on which is a superb testament to the range and depth of services they offer. Highly recommended and look forward to many years more of working together."
Andrew Streeter, Director
Streeter Group Holdings Ltd
"I am very happy to write on behalf of Horsham FC Ltd as CEO and Vice Chairman to congratulate you (Gail Morris) on the work carried out on our behalf recently. The brief concerning a Notice to Quit submitted to our commercial tenants was somewhat complicated as there was a lingering question over whether or not they had Rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act. Your handling of the matter was both skilful and professional, resulting in achieving a successful outcome for all concerned."
Mr John Lines, CEO and Vice Chairman
Horsham Football Club Ltd
"I have had the pleasure of working with Carl for the last 10 years on all my conveyancing work and have always found him to be reliable, thorough, knowledgeable and prompt. All the qualities you would want from a person progressing your sales. I would not hesitate to recommend him to new PDT clients."
"Working with the property team at PDT was a real pleasure and we look forward to embarking on further projects with them moving forward. Craig was approachable and responsive throughout and his extensive legal knowledge and commercial application were invaluable in negotiating some complex and involved issues and to getting the deal to completion. We couldn’t have been happier with the service we received and would recommend PDT without hesitation."
Amar Bahra, Managing Director
MIG Holdings LimitedView more
"So reassuring to have PDT on our side. Their performance exceeded our expectations."
Glyn Williams, (Former) Managing Director
DT Williams, Pharmacy Group
"I had occasion to use PDT Solicitors, and in particular Gail Morris, in August 2016 for information and advice in the forfeiture of a lease. Gail provided clear and concise information on the subject together with alternative avenues that could be explored should we so wish. The legal points were explained in plain English and made easy to understand. Once instructed Gail moved the process on in a timely manner and the forfeiture was completed without any fuss. PDT were assiduous in ensuring I was kept fully informed at all stages of the forfeiture. I would not hesitate to use them again if ever in that unfortunate position!"
Jane Clay, Customer Services Manager
"We needed to find a first-class real estate solicitor at very short notice to assist us in completing our tenancy on our new office space. Craig and his team responded swiftly and professionally. Right from the start, we were impressed with their attention to detail, clear line of response and ability to be robust and thorough in dealing with our Landlord’s legal team. I would recommend them wholeheartedly"
Jeremy Brown, Company Management Executive
Heart of London Business Alliance
"In the past few years I have had need of Legal Property support for the creation of new Leases for new Tenants on several Industrial Properties and Craig Burton at PDT made it easy. The attention to detail was impressive and I considered it a First Class Service. I have also experienced support from the Employment Team for legal advice and again received nothing but excellent back up during changes to our business structure. I would thoroughly recommend PDT Solicitors for Legal Support to one’s business."
John Alldridge, CEO
Alldridge Holdings Ltd
"We recently used PDT for the negotiation of a new office lease and found the whole process simple, straightforward and problem-free. Craig displayed a welcome willingness to work with us, not only on the specific details of the transaction, but also in the relaxed way we wished the negotiation to be handled. We will certainly use PDT and Craig again."
Paul Argyle, Managing Director
Alternative Airlines Limited
"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
"We have recently used PDT’s property litigation department, and specifically Gail Morris who have been advising us on a complex piece of litigation where we have sought, by way of Expert Determination, to exclude a Joint Venture Partner from a Partnership Agreement, as a consequence of various breaches of the agreement. Whilst the process has been time and resource intensive, Gail has been able to advise us through the various stages, and advise appropriate, and ultimately successful plans of actions, such that the Expert found heavily in our favour which has allowed us to take control of the Partnership, which will in time lead to a strategy for the development (of substantial student accommodation) that can be properly adhered to. The service offered by PDT’s property litigation team has been highly professional throughout, and has meant that we are some way to a successful conclusion of this matter."
Rory Gleeson, Director
Sunley Holdings Ltd
"I have worked with PDT on a number of projects; with Mark Diamond in the corporate team in relation to a share purchase and Craig Burton in the real estate team, initially for a lease but also for the exit of a lease and purchase of our own offices. Mark, Craig and everyone involved in the work they did for us has always been a pleasure to work with. Their ability to breakdown the essence of any agreement to something that is easily understandable was great. I am always confident of being in good hands when working with PDT. They are professional and responsive throughout the process to ensure transactions keep momentum and they are representing us to the highest standard. I will continue to use PDT when any legal representation is required."
Andrew Norton, Director
The CurvePoint Group
"I have known Craig Burton of PDT Solicitors for the past eleven years and have always utilised their services managing all our legal real estate needs. During this time, Craig and the his team has managed to gain a comprehensive understanding of our business, its culture and our strategic goals. I believe it is this formula that has enabled PDT to work well within our business and advise the Company accordingly on all its legal property requirements. We have always received a first class service, never more so than recently when we completed a new lease enabling us to relocate our Head Office to Watchmoor Park in Camberley. I can confirm that PDT operate with great integrity, are extremely dedicated and have always found them to be entirely honest and considerate. Furthermore, PDT has demonstrated a huge level of intelligence, leadership and judgement and I would highly recommend their services."
Russell Maddock, Chief Executive
Creative Foods Europe
"We would like to thank you for all your assistance and patience with the lease. It has been a pleasure to use your services and we will be recommending you in the future."
"I have worked with Carl for over 8 years. I have found him to be reliable diligent and completely reliable in preparing the legal sale packs and acting a plot sales Solicitor on our New Build private sale and shared ownership developments. He is extremely knowledgeable in his field and is always available to answer any legal or conveyancing queries that I may have and answering them in a easy to understand way. Carl is very approachable and very thorough in the work he does for me."
Stephen Underwood, New Homes Sales Product Manager
Southern Home Ownership
"We recently used PDT Solicitors in the sale of one of our pharmacies in Birmingham. Being the first disposal for our company in over 10 years we wanted to work with someone who had vast experience in our field. We found PDT to be very comfortable to work with and they were always on the end of the phone for any matter. An efficient service was provided in all aspects of work from preparing the asset purchase agreements to producing a lease. I would have no hesitations in recommending PDT to anyone dealing with a pharmacy sale or purchase"
SPL Corporation Limited