Real Estate

We act for commercial landlords, property managing agents, investors, developers, commercial tenants and prime residential tenants.  We provide an holistic service, advising on a full range of real estate legal matters, focusing on providing pragmatic advice and great outcomes.

We are commonly asked to advise landlords and tenants on high value Central London property disputes.  Our clients range from large real estate funds to high-net-worth individuals.  We provide pragmatic, commercially focused advice relating to agreements for lease, leases, lease renewals, assignments, authorised guarantee agreements, licences, rent deposits and surrenders.  We advise landlords and commercial tenants on dilapidations and disrepair disputes, rent arrears proceedings and contentious lease renewals. 

For residential landlords, we regularly produce tenancy agreements and licences, advise on various Landlord and Tenant Act disputes and represent landlords in eviction proceedings, for example, by way of section 21 or section 8 Housing Act 1988 claims. We can obtain accelerated possession where obtaining an possession is an urgent matter.

We work with commercial occupier tenants across their property journey.  We ensure their leases are granted on favourable terms and that they have a complete understanding of what they are signing up to. We negotiate agreements for lease, leases, licences to alter, provide advice on rent reviews as they arise and we advise on sub-letting, assignment and surrenders, exercising break clauses and lease renewals.  

Advising property managing agents and their clients on a host of landlord and tenant, building/fire safety and other issues.

We use law to ensure that properties are managed effectively.  We recognise that disputes are time consuming and costly.  Therefore, we value engineer dispute resolution to ensure that legal costs are proportionate to the importance of the matter to you.  Achieving great outcomes for clients, whether that be through settlement or success at trial. 

Our experience includes:

  • Acting for a large Italian property fund in relation to its substantial Prime Central London portfolio.
  • Negotiating commercial leases, licences to alter and other documents on behalf of landlords and occupiers.
  • Advising various celebrities and Premier League footballers on landlord and tenant issues and property fraud litigation.
  • Obtaining possession and rent arrear Orders for numerous corporate and high net worth individual landlords.
Why Ridgemont?

Ridgemont’s team is made up of expert senior solicitors, all of whom previously worked in “Big Law” (i.e. the top 50 law firms in the UK).

We provide bespoke advice tailored to your needs.  Our advice is commercial and pragmatic, enabling you to use it effectively to make business decisions.

We have an expert understanding of real estate law. We can guide you through the maze of Real Estate.

We are user-friendly.  Our lawyers speak in plain English, providing service levels akin to “Big Law”. We have built our processes to make onboarding as pain-free as possible. Our fee earner structure means that you have access to a partner-level solicitor at all times and they will always be on top of your matter.

We operate our business in an ethical way.  That means we think about what the “right thing to do” is when making a business decision.  As an example, we do not charge a default unit of time for incoming emails or letters as we think we ought to be paid for work done, not for merely receiving correspondence. We are also open and transparent on what we charge, meaning our clients never receive a surprising invoice.

We provide “Big Law” service levels and quality of advice, with expert senior solicitors providing commercial, pragmatic advice. Necessarily, that does not come cheap as we have to invest in great lawyers and everything they need to do their job. However, due to us having comparatively lower overheads to “Big Law” firms, we are able to charge less than they would for providing the same service levels and advice.

We are proactive in finding innovative ways to advise our clients in a cost proportionate way.

Who we act for?

We act for commercial Landlords and commercial tenants.  We also act for Prime Central London residential tenants.

Your journey with us
  1. Get in touch using the contact form below, calling us on 0203 909 9590 or emailing us at contactus@ridgemont.co
  2. We guarantee that we will be in touch with you the same day to listen to your needs and to explain how we can help and the likely cost.
  3. Assuming you wish to engage us, we will then onboard you as a client, which normally takes a matter of hours.
  4. From there, you will be assigned an experienced solicitor who will have conduct of your matter from cradle to grave and be available to speak to you and responsive to emails at every juncture.

You can learn more about our journey by watching these videos.

24 Greville Street, London, EC1N 8SS

KEY CONTACT: John Wallace

Founder and Head of Real Estate

Head Office

24 Greville Street,
London, EC1N 8SS

Bristol Office

St Nicholas House, 31-34 High St, Bristol, BS1 2AW
[Appointment only]

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