Real Estate & Construction

Fast, responsive, commercial advice on all types of real estate matters with extraordinary commitment.

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"Their commerciality is excellent, their service and availability are good and their individual lawyers punch above their weight"

Chambers and Partners UK, A Clients Guide to the UK Legal Profession, 2018

Real Estate has been at the core of Kingsley Napley’s business since 1937.  The team provide specialist advice on real estate and construction matters but remain focused on their clients' objectives. They take a commercial approach to transactions to ensure that their clients’ commercial aims and risk profiles are achievable.

The team are listed in the legal directories and are noted for “commitment to getting transactions completed in the most expeditious and advantageous way possible for our clients” and for being “extremely responsive and commercial”.  For a snapshot of some of the transactions that our clients are  able to disclose, please see our deals sheet below.

We act for a variety of clients including developers, entrepreneurs, high net worth individuals, celebrities,  banks, investors, landlords and tenants across commercial property transactions, development projects and high value residential sales and purchases (Please see our deals sheet for more information.)No two property transactions are the same.  The aim of the parties is to ‘get the deal done’ but at the right price with the right risk profile.  The team here at Kingsley Napley are able to guide clients through the process and problem solve.  We provide robust advice.  We take a proactive and creative approach to finding solutions when required.

We understand that the stakes and associated pressure on a transaction can be very high, in such situations you need considered strategic and tactical advice, often within a tight deadline.  Getting the best deal for you is our priority, whether that means negotiating a saving or acting quickly with pragmatic commercially focused advice to secure your site.

We get under the skin of each individual transaction and our advice focuses on finding pragmatic solutions to complex transactions with the overriding aim of doing everything possible to achieve the right result for our client.

On occasion, you may require expertise from other practice areas of our firm, these include company and commercial, dispute resolution, private client, and our immigration team.

"They are just easy to deal with. It's a nice, good team of people." Another source states that "they are all very client-focused, knowledgeable and approachable."

Chambers and Partners HNW 2018

"approachable" and "friendly"

Chambers and Partners HNW 2018


"I always enjoy working with them"

Chambers and Partners HNW 2018

"Proficient in a broad range of commercial and residential property matters, with significant recent activity in portfolio acquisition work. Wider strengths include representing corporate property occupiers, acting on subsales and handling real estate financing work." 

Chambers 2017, a client's guide to the UK legal profession

"Extremely responsive and commercial’, Kingsley Napley LLP’s client base is largely entrepreneurial, comprising investors, traders and developers."

Legal 500 UK


Asset Management of Commercial Property

We assist a number of clients with the day to day asset management of their portfolios, including grant of leases and reviewing heads of terms.

Construction and Engineering

We specialise in providing transactional construction and engineering advice from project inception through to completion, as well as dispute avoidance advice.

Development and Site Assembly

We act for developers from small scale residential conversion projects to large scale regeneration projects with all of the associated construction elements.

Landlord and Tenant

Our established Real Estate team has acted for landlords and tenants for many years, building up considerable knowledge in this area.

Property Investment

We deal with high value transactions for businesses including portfolio acquisitions and disposals across all sectors ranging from commercial, industrial, office, residential, leisure and retail use.

Recent Transactions

Read more about our recent transactions undertaken by the team including construction, commercial and residential property.

Residential Real Estate

We regularly advise high net worth individuals and celebrities on the same of a wide range of residential property in all parts of the country, including advice on borrowing and lease extensions.

Real Estate Finance

If you are looking for direct investment into your project or a tax efficient market vehicle, we know money makes the real estate world go round.

Real Estate Litigation

Owners, occupiers, investors or developers might encounter property issues relating to anything from a lease or contract dispute to potential fraud.

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Who is liable for the acts of a fraudulent vendor?

Where your heads are at (Where your heads are at) …

Government publishes guidance on changes to tax relief for residential landlords

Severing a joint tenancy may be easier than you think

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