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Commercial Property Law

Lawnet Team of the Year Finalist





Commercial Property Law is a complex and changing legal area. When you are involved in commercial property conveyancing transactions – whether as an owner, occupier, investor or developer, swift and accurate legal advice is essential.

At Hay & Kilner, we deliver a quality assured service, focussing on your business needs, and we are committed to securing you the best result. We have one of the leading Commercial Property Conveyancing Solicitors in Newcastle upon Tyne, and our team of specialist commercial solicitors have received praise from independently researched legal guide, The Legal 500: “Hay & Kilner provide a commercial conveyancing service that has always been second to none. The partners have in-depth knowledge and are supported by an excellent team.”

We regularly deal with a wide range of commercial property transactions including:

  • Acquisitions and disposals of freehold and leasehold properties including development sites and investment portfolios;
  • Advising on landlord and tenant matters including new leases and lease renewals;
  • Dealing with secured lending and concluding the security requirements of funders in connection with freehold and leasehold property;
  • Options, conditional contracts and pre-emption rights; and
  • Acquisitions and dispositions of licensed premises and dealing with ancillary licence applications.

Our Commercial Property Law team works alongside our Corporate team to advise on the property aspects of the acquisition and disposition of business interests. The Commercial Conveyancing team also supports and assists our Corporate Restructuring and Insolvency team, advising on commercial property matters arising out of corporate insolvency.


Winners Hay & Kilner - Commercial Property Team

  • "By far the best law firm for commercial property purchases and leases."

    - Legal 500

  • "They are fast, accurate and give good advice. Head of Department, Nicola Tiffen is vastly knowledgeable about the commercial property aspects of the care home sector."

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "There's nobody else who gets things done as fast as they do. Things never drag on and they tend to keep you informed all the way along the line."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "On the ball, very proactive, and I think they genuinely have your best interests at heart and want to do the best job they can for you."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "This three-partner team is particularly well regarded for lease work. Sources are quick to praise the attentive and cost-effective service: 'You get personal attention, without being charged outrageous fees.' It acts for clients from the development, charity and residential care sectors. KEY INDIVIDUALS Nicola Tiffen is commended for 'her attention to detail and pragmatic treatment of issues that arise.'"

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Clients repeatedly return to this group for "its thorough, detailed and personable approach. "The real estate team dominates the market for representing care home operators on complex sales and purchases, and recently handled the disposal of two major private nursing homes. It also handles a substantial amount of commercial leasing work for landlords and advises pension funds on sale and leasebacks. Other clients include two major plc banks. The "efficient and diligent"  Nicola Tiffen advises developers, builders and other commercial clients on investment acquisitions."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "A fixture of the North East legal market, Hay & Kilner is 'skilled in protecting clients' interests and providing useful and proactive advice'. During the past year it received substantial new instructions from house builders and development clients to handle site acquisitions and plot disposals. The group has cornered the market acting for pension fund companies and clients in the care home sector. It recently advised Eton Square Healthcare on its £60 million acquisition of a nursing home group. The transaction included the acquisition of seven existing properties and five under development on a forward sale agreement, and then a sale and leaseback of the portfolio. Regarded by clients as 'a reliable and knowledgeable lawyer,' Nicola Tiffen practises a variety of real estate work. She spearheaded the Eton Square Healthcare deal."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Hay & Kilner has been involved in a number of acquisitions for a range of clients, including multimillion-pound property investments. These incorporate prime location retail acquisitions, auction acquisitions, and conditional purchases. Paul Taylor, who provides a ‘ten out of ten' service, heads the team."

    - Legal 500

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