FWJ’s property team has over 50 years’ combined experience in dealing with property issues. FWJ’s property solicitors bring a wide range of experience from accountancy and specialist Insolvency Practitioner businesses as well as the legal world in City, regional and international firms.

Whilst much of our property work flows from instructions into our insolvency department, we are also able to assist you with standalone commercial property matters and offer advice in relation to property issues that arise in transactions and deals our Commercial or Litigation teams are assisting with.  We also provide a specialist service to Fixed Charge Receivers.

Landlord and Tenant Issues Read more

We can assist with a range of landlord and tenant issues, whether you are a landlord, tenant or sub-tenant or an insolvency practitioner appointed in respect of one of these parties. The Property team at FWJ regularly draft and negotiate new leases, licences to occupy, licences to assign, deeds of assignment and surrender. We can help with issues relating to renewals of leases, breaches of covenants and forfeiture, and security of tenure rights. We have recently helped clients obtain vacant possession of premises and rectified issues relating to access to land.

If you are a landlord of a commercial premise and you are facing difficulties with your tenants you may find our booklet Ten Things to Know When Dealing With a Commercial Tenant helpful.

We offer a range of specialist services to landlords of insolvent tenants, details of which can be found by clicking here.

We can also help landlords of residential property who are looking to recover possession of their property or collect rental arrears. Further details can be found here.

Commercial Property Transactions Read more

FWJ can assist you with all aspects of any transactions dealing with the acquisition and sale of property or any security package involving property, including drafting sale agreements, transfers, assignments and leases, dealing with buyer’s and seller’s enquiries, undertaking relevant searches and obtaining necessary consents. We also have recent experience of dealing with planning issues, remedying irregular or redundant Land Registry entries, completing on Compulsory Purchase Orders. We have also successfully defended an injunction application seeking to prevent our client from selling property.

Charges and Charging OrdersRead more

Where appropriate we can assist you with the preparation and registration of legal charges, or to obtain charging orders, in respect of amounts owed to you. We can then assist with enforcement options such as orders for possession and sale of premises.

We aim to deliver the highest level of client satisfaction. We offer you responsive, commercial advice in an efficient and cost-effective manner from experts in their field. Although we are based in London we can deal with properties located anywhere in England and Wales. We are also able to assist with Scottish properties via our links with lawyers based north of the border.