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The property sector is critical to the economic landscape in any jurisdiction, but whether the market is stagnant, slow or hot, every property transaction requires lawyers who can act proactively, adapt and deliver in an ever-changing environment.

We know that everyone's circumstances, priorities and goals are different; whether you are looking to invest in residential property, purchase your first home, develop a commercial property or acquire a multi-million pound office block, everyone needs an experienced lawyer who will guide them through the maze of property law and ensure a hassle-free experience.

At Collas Crill we take a hands-on approach, working in close collaboration with our clients, their advisers and other legal professionals to ensure every deal and transaction is managed to successful completion. Regardless of the prevailing economic and market conditions, our goal is to minimise the risks and drive maximum value for our clients in every property transaction. Our property specialists have the local knowledge and expertise to provide top quality advice on all commercial and residential transactions, as well as give meaningful opinions and anticipate challenges and opportunities, at every stage of the process.

Our full service property team across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands is recognised by clients for its responsive, friendly and commercially aware approach. At every level our team is proactive, going above and beyond expectations to provide clients with the best possible service.

Contact our CaymanGuernsey or Jersey property teams to find out how we can help you.

For Guernsey conveyancing quotes, please email: Conveyancing.Guernsey@collascrill.com or telephone +44 (0) 1481 734295.

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  • The team are very approachable and their experience in all commercial property areas is second to none.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Fast response times, personal approach and knowledge in the area.
    Legal 500
  • Access to Partner level service. Efficient. Feel very comfortable that they know both our particular business and the sector we operate in.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Their depth and breadth of experience, together with their client care makes them a pleasure to work with, in the knowledge they have the ability to represent your interests fairly and to protect your position.
    Legal 500 2022
  • A firm I have no hesitation in recommending, especially to first-time buyers or those not familiar with the purchase of a property.
    Chamber and Partners
  • They are approachable and friendly yet remain professional.
    Chambers and Partners 2022
  • Innovative in their approach to commercial transactions. Comprehensive and practical advice on all aspects of property development. Willing to provide free advice as part of a viability review team, minimising front end risk.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Pragmatic, supportive and willing to go the extra mile to assist their clients. Their plain-English approach is reassuring and empowering.
    Legal 500 2022
  • Access is available directly to the experience required at the time. All of this is important in the world of commercial property development and confidence in the advice provided is essential.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • The team is very responsive to clients needs and ability to meet sometimes difficult timelines.
    Legal 500 2022
  • We work closely with them on a number of projects and have mutual clients, so its a very collaborative approach, which we like.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Both the property conveyancing and corporate services teams are strong, providing an excellent service and value for money.
    Legal 500 2022
  • We enjoy working with the Collas Crill property team very much and always look forward to releasing new developments for sale and having them on board as our go to panel lawyers.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Extremely personable. Client friendly in the terminology they use especially with clients unfamiliar in dealing with lawyers. Always happy to pick up the phone and answer any queries or explain contracts. Offer advice and always use best practice.
    Legal 500 (UK) 2023
  • Collas Crill has a strong presence in the commercial property market and is able to deal with complex issues relating to commercial leasing, commercial development and commercial sales.
    Legal 500 2002
  • Hard working and amenable individuals. The firm as a whole is accessible, there is always someone who can deal with your enquiry or needs on all subjects. They always go above and beyond for my needs.
    Legal 500 2022
Property services
Commercial Real Estate
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At Collas Crill, our commercial property team includes some of the most highly regarded offshore commercial property lawyers. Our team is recognised and cited for its experience, commercial approach, exceptional service standards and its ability to deliver in a fast and efficient manner. Across Guernsey, Jersey and the Cayman Islands we have been involved in many of the most significant commercial property transactions of the last decade. We handle all aspects of commercial freehold and leasehold real estate, acting for both landlord and tenant, buyer and seller. We have the experience to guide you through every stage of a transaction with absolute confidence.

Development
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We act for a number of well-known and well-respected local development companies and can assist with all aspects of a development project, including site acquisition, finance, planning and constructions advice, all the way though to estate schedule drafting and eventual sales.

Planning Service
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Collas Crill has a proven track record for planning matters, including initial advice, and running all the way through to successful planning appeals. Our aim is to make the planning process as simple as possible, bearing in mind at all times our clients' primary goal.

Guernsey's Senior Planning Consultant, Chris Crew, can offer: 

  • initial options and feasibility analyses
  • pre-application enquiries
  • completing and submitting planning applications
  • exemption queries
  • development frameworks
  • planning and lawful use certificate applications
  • discharge and variation of planning conditions
  • enforcement matters
  • planning appeals
  • general planning advice

For more information please contact Chris at chris.crew@collascrill.com or click here.

Relocate to the Channel Islands
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Our team is ideally placed to advise on and project manage such a relocation, advising on everything from company migrations, housing licences and real estate matters through to introductions to other service providers and complementary local businesses. Some of our people have first-hand experience of moving to the island themselves, affording them a unique insight into the challenges and opportunities you are likely to face.

Construction
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Our team regularly advises on construction law documents and contracts.

Leisure and Retail
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We have acted for numerous business owners, developers and investors in the leisure and retail market, including freehold acquisitions and disposals, financing and leasehold and commercial aspects. We regularly act for many funds, hoteliers, and retail landlords and tenants, including many nationally and internationally recognized businesses.

Residential Property
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Property law can be a complex, daunting and emotional experience for many individual buyers and sellers. Feeling an emotional tie to your new or prospective property, your 'home', is inevitable. When buying or selling property you need a strong, dependable team that knows the market inside and out. We offer top quality advice and successfully anticipate the unique challenges and opportunities you are likely to face. We believe that communication and responsiveness is the key to a stress-free experience which is why we're always on hand to listen, offer assistance and pick up the phone to keep you informed at every stage of a transaction.

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2023 Jersey property market outlook

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Guernsey property market review

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News 17 Jan 2023

Land Transaction Tax (LTT) guidance

The Comptroller of Revenue in Jersey issued an important Guidance Note on 11 January 2023 in relation to the payment of Land Transaction Tax (LTT). The main points to note...

News 12 Dec 2022

Advocates admitted to the Guernsey

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Insight 10 Nov 2022

Changes to Document Duty in Gsy

Introduction New document duty rates applicable to certain transactions came into effect on 2 November 2022 in Guernsey. These rates will apply to all transactions...

News 20 Oct 2022

Collas Crill: Chambers 2023 UK

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