Zach is a solicitor in the Commercial Property Team, primarily based in Salisbury.
Zach acts for businesses, pension schemes and individual clients on a variety of property transactions including acquisitions, disposals, the granting or taking of leases and other general landlord and tenant matters.
Prior to joining Trethowans Zach worked in the property team of a leading pension administration company. As a result, Zach has a strong understanding of pension property requirements and can guide clients through this process, ensuring that their scheme’s property dealings remain compliant with current HMRC regulations.
Notable work highlights
- Zach acted for a pension scheme in the purchase of premises to be redeveloped as the new offices for the underlying client’s expanding business. The redevelopment comprised of a combination of both landlord and tenant alterations and works. Zach prepared the necessary documentation to ensure that the works could proceed simultaneously, and that the arrangement was HMRC compliant for pension scheme purposes;
- Zach acted for a client in the purchase of a mixed-use investment property in a prominent location in Bath city centre. The project required extensive due diligence of both the commercial ground floor units and the residential flats above;
- Zach acted for a client in the purchase of an investment property occupied by a well-known supermarket chain which also possessed future development potential. The large site contained several complex title issues which had to be resolved within a short exclusivity period. The client was advised on both the continuing retail use and potential considerations for future redevelopment which required a collaborative approach with the client’s appointed surveyor. Exchange was achieved within 15 working days of instruction.
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What our clients say about Zach
“Zach, thanks very much for completing the sale of my pension property. I was very impressed with the way you controlled the process. You set the pace with the other parties involved and always kept me fully informed with progress.”
“We used Zach Rooney for purchase and sale of property. He was extremely responsive (more so than any other solicitor we have ever worked with) and provided quick, common-sense solutions for a number of unexpected challenges that arose from other parties.”
“Zach ensured it was smooth process, offered clear and practical advice and was a pleasure to deal with.”