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The UK property market continues to attract investors looking to boost their portfolios in up-market housing, off-plan apartments, offices, hotels and retail units to warehouses industrial building.

It is not difficult to see why property in the UK, particularly London, is increasingly becoming the cornerstone of investment portfolios for global investors seeking assets that will provide long-term stable income and the potential for capital gains.

In 2010, Collas Crill became the first offshore law firm in the Channel Islands to establish a dedicated UK Real Estate Practice. We have since continued to lead the field, earning a Band 1 ranking from both Chambers UK and Legal 500. Chambers describes our UK Real Estate Practice as, providing “consistently excellent service, with sage and timely advice” and by clients as having “a pragmatic, client friendly approach, but with the expertise to deal with complex transactional work whether acting for a bank or a private client.”

No matter what property asset types our clients require, our UK Real Estate team is highly experienced in dealing with the broad range of commercial and residential real estate available to investors. We bring city standards of service delivered from offshore in relation to individual investment properties as well as all sizes of real estate portfolios.

From our base in the Channel Islands we work closely with our corporate colleagues who advise on the ideal investment vehicles, ensuring that our clients benefit from the knowledge and expertise of our specialists across the firm. Consequently, our clients can rest assured that their investments into the UK property market are completed in the most efficient manner, offering the most effective and practical structuring solutions.

Collas Crill enjoys a strong culture of cooperation and mutual support between its various specialist practice areas. This means that a client of our UK Real Estate Practice can be assured of excellent support for all of their legal needs. In particular, we work closely with our Corporate & Commercial Practice on real estate funds, corporate structures and joint ventures, our Banking & Finance Practice for real estate finance and our Fiduciary Team for trust and foundation structuring and restructuring.

  • They are in a league of their own; professional, dynamic and absolutely focused on delivering the deal.
    Chambers and Partners 2020
UK Real Estate & Real Estate Finance NEWS & PUBLICATIONS
Deal 10 Mar 2020

Goodfellows case

In a recent case of C Goodfellow & another v HMRC [2019] UKFTT 750 (TC) (16 December 2019), the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) rejected a claim that SDLT should be charged on...

Deal 04 Feb 2019

£75m property portfolio sale

Collas Crill acted as Guernsey and BVI counsel to Cubic Property Fund Limited in the sale of a property portfolio, with an asset value of approximately £75,000,000, to...

Deal 13 Sep 2018

Private Family Office Acquisition

Collas Crill's UK Real Estate team acted for a private family office administered by Lutea Trustees in Jersey on the acquisition of a Grade II Listed five storey office...

Insight 09 Dec 2020

Guernsey and Brexit

The end of the Brexit transition period is on 31 December 2020. Although 2020 has been an eventful year in so many ways, businesses need to consider what the end of the...

Insight 15 Oct 2020

The perfect match

1 October 2020 saw the first announcement of a company intending to list on the International Property Securities Exchange (IPSE), the world's first securities exchange...

News 03 Apr 2020

Key changes to UK eviction rules

The Coronavirus Bill has been rushed through Parliament over the past couple of weeks, and introduces 'extraordinary measures' never seen in peace time in the UK, bringing...

  • Guide 09 Dec 2020
    Brexit and Guernsey – What you need to know

    The UK formally ceased to be a member of the EU on 31 January 2020. Following this, the terms of a...

  • Guide
    Guernsey Property Unit Trusts

    A Guernsey Property Unit Trust (GPUT) is a type of Guernsey trust which is usually used as a vehicle to hold...

  • Guide 12 Jul 2018
    Institutional investor 'private REITs', look no further than TISE

    Institutional investor 'private REITs', look no further than TISE

  • Guide 12 Jul 2018
    UK REITs – a great opportunity for South African Investors

    UK REITs – a great opportunity for South African Investors

  • Guide 05 Jul 2018
    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

    Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

  • Guide 22 Oct 2015
    Guide to Buying Residential Property in England and Wales

    Guide to Buying Residential Property in England and Wales

  • Guide 27 Apr 2016

    The sight of administrators turning up at the doors of BHS, one of the most iconic names on the High Street...

  • Guide 22 Oct 2015
    Guide to Selling Residential Property in England and Wales

    Guide to Selling Residential Property in England and Wales