Property Managers, Investors and Landlords
Legal support for landlords and property portfolio holders.
Our property solicitors have extensive experience of supporting investors, developers and landlords who own and manage commercial or residential property portfolios. Or, in some cases, both.
Why choose us to support your property needs?
Our expert property solicitors can help you effectively manage all aspects of your property portfolio from start to finish. We provide support at all levels, whether you are an established landlord with an active portfolio of properties, large or small, or whether you are a first-time investor.
Get clear and practical guidance on managing commercial and residential properties, covering all aspects of buying and selling, as well as ongoing landlord advice to ensure you get the most from your property assets.
We have extensive experience in supporting longstanding clients across many industry sectors. These include both the private and public sector, charities, not-for-profit organisations, and educational establishments, including those with student accommodation.
Recognition of our expertise
At Brachers we deliver a continuously high-quality service to our clients.
How we can help
Simply expand the sections below for more information on the services and support available to you.
Purchase and sale of property
We can also advise on buying and selling property at auction.
If you need finance to support your property investments, we can advise you on your funding options.
We can guide you through mortgages, charges, debentures and guarantees as well as help you work through the lending requirements, advising on third party security where appropriate.
Why choose us?
Brachers is on the panel of most UK banks and our team has excellent working relationships with them and other lenders.
We act for lenders securing lending over property. This includes carrying out due diligence, reporting on title and dealing with formalities at Companies House and the Land Registry to ensure the security is registered.
We can advise landlords and portfolio holders on all aspects of planning law if you wish to make significant alterations to your properties.
Why choose us?
Our property solicitors have experience from within private practice and local authorities, giving them an understanding of the planning process from both sides of the fence.
We can use our experience, expertise and knowledge of planning laws to help you navigate through the complex planning system.
We are committed to ensuring that projects get planning permission as swiftly and smoothly as possible to ensure minimum disruption to your schedule.
We have extensive experience of providing landlord advice on all aspects of lease law.
We can support you with:
- Negotiating and drafting new leases
- Getting licences to assign, to underlet and to alter
- Deeds of variation
- Rent deposits
- Tenants’ guarantors
- Managing lease renewals
- Serving notices
- Dilapidation claims
We can help you keep all estate management documents in line with the Landlord and Tenant Act (LTA) 1987.
We can also help you make the most of your investments within the limits of the legislation.
- Extending or amending terms of the lease
- Selling or purchasing freeholds
- Lease extensions either agreed or under Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development (LRHUD) Act 1993
- Freehold acquisitions either agreed and under LRHUD Act 1993
- Disposal of freeholds via S5 Notices under LTA 1987 for landlords and leaseholders
- Freehold acquisitions with missing landlords LTA 1987
- Freehold acquisition of a house under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967
- Bulk lease extensions
- Ease extensions from a freehold company
- Property management
- Right to manage
Recognition of excellence
Brachers is a member of ALEP (Association for Leasehold Enfranchisement Practitioners).
Property litigation and disputes
Our specialist and highly experienced property and land dispute lawyers can advise on all aspects of landlord and tenant disputes.
- All issues arising from the landlord and tenant relationship
- Breaches of tenancy terms relating to health and safety
- Anti-social behaviour and nuisance
- Damage to property
- Possession proceedings and eviction.
- Chancel repair liability claims
Why choose us?
Our team are all skilled negotiators and regularly use alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods such as arbitration, adjudication and mediation. These processes are often quicker and cheaper than litigation and can help to preserve relationships.
We always place your needs first and find solutions which are best suited to your requirements.
Our excellence in this area is demonstrated by our tier two ranking in the area of property litigation by leading legal directory Legal 500.
Arrears management and debt recovery
Effective debt recovery is an essential tool for managing cash flow.
Our team has all the expertise you require to collect rent arrears and unpaid service charges efficiently and cost effectively and we are proud to consistently achieve outstanding results for our clients.
We can provide fixed fee advice and training on rent payment procedures.
Why choose us?
Our Collections and Recoveries team are leaders in their field and have a wealth of knowledge and experience. The team’s expertise is highlighted by their tier one ranking in leading legal directory Legal 500, in the area of debt recovery.
Recent awards success includes winning the ‘Legal and Enforcement Profession’ category at the Credit Excellence Awards 2020, as well as making the shortlist in the ‘Law Firm of the Year’ category at the Credit Awards 2019.
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A firm with longevity, trust and a personal touch.
Chambers High Net Worth Guide
They have a very friendly and personal style. They are always professional, helpful and available.
I was well informed throughout, his advice was excellent
The Legal 500 2022
I have been impressed from the start by the professionalism of the whole team.
Chambers & Partners 2022
Brachers has a great client focus that enables an easy working and very productive relationship that is uncomplicated, efficient and respectful of our business.
It was a pleasure to work with you and while I was on the periphery of the work on this purchase I was very impressed with the service from you and the company.
We have used the services of Brachers for a considerable number of years. They have supported us with leases and licences with our tenants and also when we have acquired space in external landlords’ properties.
All the team are knowledgeable and as they hold our legal documents for safe keeping, the information is readily available as required.
Mike and Heidi, Clients
Once again you both made what is a very stressful time, a lot easier with your efficiency and calming nature, we really appreciate this. We are extremely happy with our new home and once again thank you for your involvement in helping us achieve this.