The client is a large company dealing in the distribution and supply of food, drink and other products mainly to the catering industry in the UK and Europe.
Alisa Sweeney, Partner in the Commercial Property team at Thomson Snell & Passmore, recently acted for our developer client, Rexton Investments Limited.
Thomson Snell & Passmore handle all agricultural and commercial property matters for major landowner
Thomson Snell & Passmore acts for major estate in the East Midlands and major part of a village in the South East, acquired over several hundred years.
Thomson Snell & Passmore advise on the protection from mining rights in potential development on farmland
Sue Lister acted for a client who purchased neighbouring farmland but wanted to protect themselves from any development that might take place on that land, in particular mining rights.
Penny Edgar acted for a local farmer on their acquisition of land for, amongst other uses, their duck rearing business and potentially setting up a local shoot.
Penny Edgar acted for a couple buying their first farm which consisted of a large area of arable land.
The Commercial Property and Private Client team work together on the refinancing of a farming partnership in which the majority of the land to be charged was unregistered and had devolved by deeds of gift and testamentary disposition to the current partners.
We acted for land owners who had been approached by a developer to enter into an option agreement for a large housing development. The proposed development formed part of a wider site which may, with planning, be developed in phases with various planning agreements including a school.
We acted for a client on the acquisition of land forming part of a much larger site. The wider site had many issues to deal with including contamination, ecology and archaeology. The seller had also entered into several planning agreements, including section 104 and section 36 agreements for the infrastructure at the site, which had to be considered as part of the transaction.
Our on going relationship with Goldex Investments and their Costa Coffee franchise saw us recently exchange contracts on a new unit at the new Rochester Riverside development near Rochester train station.
Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, and award-winning specialists in constructing and renewing all forms of railways.
Our clients, two siblings, together with an estranged family member have inherited a Stud Farm in the West Country. The Farm is operated by a tenant. Our clients wish to see the Farm sold and there is a dispute with the other family member as the division of the proceeds of sale. Our clients issued proceedings in the High Court.
Thomson Snell & Passmore has advised Goldex Investments Limited, a major Costa Coffee franchisee in the UK
We were instructed by our client to assist them in the building of a distillery making gin, vodka and English grain spirit.
We have been instructed by our client who is currently carrying out a major refurbishment of its London aparthotel.
Thomson Snell & Passmore were instructed by existing clients on the purchase of a large proportion of a tenanted farm in East Sussex.
Gilbert Green was contacted by local agents to advise their farming client on an old option that had been granted several years ago to a local housebuilder.
The Chatham Maritime Trust (‘CMT’) manages the Chatham Maritime Estate (‘the Estate’), one of the largest urban regeneration schemes in the country, for the benefit of the residents and businesses there.
Thomson Snell & Passmore were instructed via land agents to help resolve an issue with the surrender part of an Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA) tenancy agreement of land in an estate, and a sub-tenancy (FBT) under the Agricultural Tenancies Act 1995.
The commercial property team at Thomson Snell & Passmore has recently assisted a young farming couple with a move from one county to East Sussex.
We have since advised the partnership in the purchase of a large part of an estate adjacent to its existing farms over which the partnership had old and new tenancy agreements
Thomson Snell & Passmore recently acted for a family trust in connection with the renegotiation of an earlier option and the conversion to a conditional contract.
Thomsons Snell & Passmore are acting for a client in granting an option for lease over a wind farm on the client’s farmland.
Thomson Snell & Passmore advised a landowner in connection with a long term promotion agreement which was exchanged in 2015 but which ran into difficulty.
The commercial property team, acted for a large educational institution in connection with a £15m sale of surplus land to a national housebuilder.
A complex transaction for many reasons.
Thomson Snell & Passmore acted for a family business in connection with a £13m sale of a large industrial warehouse to a nationwide housebuilder.
The sale was structured as a sale and lease back and certain commercial space was leased back to the seller by the housebuilder.
The transaction involved four sites to create a large mixed used development consisting of open market housing, affordable housing, retail and office space.
Thomson Snell & Passmore were recently instructed to act for a lender in connection with a loan of £24,000,000 to be with a gross development value of £43,000,000
The loan facility was being provided to a reputable developer in order to refinance an existing site and create a mixed use scheme of 239 residential homes and office space.
The real estate finance team at Thomson Snell & Passmore led by Laura Keatley recently completed a loan facility from start to finish in just four days.
Thomson Snell & Passmore has acted for the Motorline Group, a long-standing client of the firm in respect of its recent acquisitions of various dealerships across the South East, South West and the Midlands.
Penelope Edgar negotiated the sale of the last of a family’s land to their commercial tenant. The deal included overage provisions to ensure that our clients will receive a share in the event that the land is developed in future.
Sue Lister worked to a tight deadline to prepare complex documentation in support of our client’s commercial deal. Her approach ensured everything completed on time.
Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore LLP advised Austrian company Baumit on its expansion into the UK, which involved the leasehold acquisition of a 30,000sq ft industrial building in Aylesford by a subsidiary company and the creation of 25 jobs.
We act for a bespoke property finance firm lending mezzanine funding to established developers both locally and nationally. Our client provides funds to developers by making loans or by entering into joint venture arrangements.
Advising a leading European bank in respect of a new loan facility of circa £10 million to be secured over a portfolio of 89 residential investment properties.
In November 2013 we were appointed to the panel of Titlestone Property Lending Limited.
In September 2013, we were appointed to the panel of Close Property Finance Limited
Advising a leading investment bank in respect of a loan facility of £5 million to assist with the acquisition and permitted development conversion of redundant office space to residential flats in Yorkshire.
Advising a leading property finance lender in respect of a loan facility of £21 million to assist a well known developer acquire six connected properties for potential redevelopment for a sum of £30 million.
Advising North Kent Community Church (now known as Eastgate Church) in connection with the development and financing of a new place of worship and community facility as part of a residential development in the Thames Gateway in Kent.
Advising a national charity which supports adults who have suffered abuse in childhood.
Advising Pancreatic Cancer UK, a national cancer charity who that required property advice in quick succession with the taking of two a new short term leases within their its head office building and the grant of a further licence for alterations within their offices.
Our client, the farmer, was looking to make two key changes to his farm. He wanted to build over part of the land to create a solar farm and sell off another part of the farm for development.
Our client, a family farming company, owned land on the edge of a town earmarked for possible expansion. We were called in by the company’s land agents to advise on terms proposed by a national housebuilder for an option to acquire the land, involving long term promotion through the plan process.
Our client, a family trust, needed to sell their farmland as a way to generate much needed income for the beneficiaries. We helped the trust to negotiate the sale of former farmland to a national house builder for residential development.
This client story involves one of our longstanding clients; a Trust of which Gilbert Green is a Trustee. Our client was able to gain from our knowledge of them, the site and our experience in negotiating planning agreements and dealing with national house builders.
We acted for two farming families with adjoining holdings in the negotiation and exchange of a long term option to a national house builder to promote the joint site for residential development.
An elderly couple and their company, were approached by a developer wanting to promote their land for a large residential development.
Our commercial property team were delighted to act for Eastgate Church on its relocation to a new site in Springhead Parkway in the Ebbsfleet Valley. Springhead Park is a joint venture development by Countryside Properties and Land Securities.
We have recently helped a young couple who have taken over the farming business set up many years ago by the husband’s family in East Sussex.
Since January 2015 our commercial property team, (with input from our construction team), have been acting for restaurant chain, Sticks’ n’ Sushi UK Limited (SnS). SnS have a strong base of 9 restaurants in Denmark, and are moving steadily into the UK lucrative but highly competitive restaurant market.
James Cradick acted on behalf of a leading German manufacturer and processor of sunflower seed oil in a dispute with one of the worlds largest commodity traders. The client’s were purchasers.