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Alicia is an Associate in the Real Estate team at Ward Hadaway. She has a wide range of experience in dealing with matters for a diverse set of clients.

Alicia acts on a wide variety of matters, including freehold and leasehold disposals and acquisitions, management of clients’ property portfolios and regularly advising on utility and telecommunications aspects of property transactions.

She acts on landlord and tenant matters including the initial grant of a lease, lease renewals, underlettings, assignment, variations, surrenders and has experience acting on either side of such transactions, taking into account the client’s specific requirements.

In addition, Alicia can provide advice on secured lending and refinance transactions, including providing property support on commercial transactions for both grant funding and secured lending.

She regular advises local authorities in both managing and expanding their property portfolios. This advice also extends to reviewing occupation by charity tenants, disposal of land to charities for provision of social housing and reviewing management agreements of social housing with charity involvement.


Alicia has experience in:

  • Acting for Canal & River Trust, a registered charity on:
    • numerous utilities agreements, including surface water discharge licences and treated trade effluent licences;
    • matters involving telecommunications, including advice and the impact of the Electronic Communications Code on existing and new agreements.
    • managing its property portfolio;
  • Advising the Land Trust on its acquisition of public open space to be managed and maintained at developments across the United Kingdom, including a scheme for 4,250 homes.
  • Acting for local authorities on:
    • secured lending transactions for release of grant funding to facilitate large scale developments between £4 million and £33 million;
    • strategic acquisitions, including the acquisition of land as part of a £1.5 million highways improvement programme;
    • regularly advising Councils on grant funding for town centre regeneration schemes;
    • lettings for various retail schemes which form an important part of the authority’s income stream;
    • disposal of land to registered providers for the provisions of social housing, including clawback provisions and nominations agreements;
    • reviewing the management arrangements in place between local authorities and private landlords for the provision of social housing; and
    • granting telecommunications agreements to operators.
  • Advising a large regional company on a £31 million refinance of its property portfolio; and
  • Advising on acquisition and sub-sale arrangements.

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