As an Associate in the Commercial Property Team, I specialise in property acquisitions, disposals & a range of landlord and tenant matters, including the grant and taking of new leases, lease assignments, sub-lettings, alterations and surrenders.
I have extensive experience in acting for pension providers in connection with a range of property matters, ensuring that all transactions comply with strict HMRC pension fund requirements.
I act on behalf of well known banks in connection with perfecting their security, including investigating into the adequacy of the security being offered, preparing reports on title and dealing with the execution, completion and registration of all security documents.
I also regularly act for LPA Receivers in connection with the disposal of freehold and leasehold properties.
"This has been a tough one Melanie so thank you for your help in this matter. We appreciate your efforts in finally get getting this sorted today." - Client
Areas of Expertise
Acting on behalf of a client in connection with the purchase of a large commercial unit for £1.2 million. Then dealing with the subsequent refinance of the property and grant of 10 new commercial leases.
Acting on behalf of a lender in connection with a £1.25 million loan to be secured over four registered titles.
Acting on behalf of a lender in connection with a £570,000 loan to be secured over agricultural land, including part registered and unregistered land.
Acting on behalf of a pension fund in connection with an in specie transfer of a leasehold property worth over £2 million and dealing with a subsequent grant of a sublease of a floor within the property. The transaction required landlord’s consent to the transfer and subletting, together with liaison with third party solicitors instructed to act on behalf of the client’s lender.
What others say
“I really appreciate you handling this sale from the SIPP to myself in your most efficient manner.” – Client
“Just to say a very big thank you for all your hard work and patience during this very stressful time for me. You have been fantastic.” – Client
Away from the office
I enjoy travelling, walking in the New Forest and spending time with family and friends.