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Real estate finance lawyers

Smart financing of real estate is reliant on expert knowledge and a razor-sharp focus on the details, to ensure the very best outcomes, whether you’re a lender, investor or developer.

Our expert real estate finance team provides a dedicated service, focused on all aspects of financing acquisitions, refinancing and development of property, whether as an investment or personally. The team includes specialists in restructuring, insolvency, corporate and tax law, offering an end-to-end service when it comes to property finance.

This enables us to deliver proactive, cost-effective advice on real estate finance transactions whether that’s refinancing, acquisition or development funding. We can also advise on restructuring and recovery solutions.

You’ll benefits from our decades of experience in the built environment and real estate sector, acting for national housebuilders, major developers and retailers, offering a practical understanding of the background to real estate funding transactions, including development funding.

Our network includes major banks and institutional funders, public sector bodies and investment funds, borrowers raising working capital or on the acquisition trail, property investors and developers, venture capital funds and investors.

Whatever your background, we spend time understanding your specific needs and focus on delivering commercial and pragmatic advice to meet them, and always with an eye on your important deadlines.


Our services
  • Basic secured lending transactions
  • Development agreements, building licences and other development arrangements
  • Funding structures
  • Joint ventures, limited liability partnerships and other investment instructions and tax issues
  • Lenders and developers on construction packages
  • Loan and security documentation
  • Restructuring and insolvency advice
  • Reviewing and reporting on title
  • The refinancing of existing facilities

Contact a specialist

Simon Errington

Partner | Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3531

+44 (0)752 522 5770

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Imogen Holland

Partner | Banking and Finance

+44 (0) 330 137 3611

+44 (0)770 277 7352

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Lucinda Peters

Partner l Built Environment

+44 (0) 330 137 3525

+44 (0) 791 257 9472

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What people say

  • Down to earth team that is very well connected with excellent knowledge of lending requirements of banking and finance houses locally which makes for a swifter negotiation on terms.

    Legal 500, client quote
  • ‘A regional law firm with an embedded footprint across the North, the Ward Hadaway LLP team are always extremely approachable and supportive with queries outside of work that they have been or expect to be formally engaged on.’

    Legal 500
  • Ward Hadaway truly provide a one to one service, attention to detail and ensuring everything is clear and concise. Nothing ever feels difficult, always willing to go the extra mile and certainly obtainable at all hours. They are always accessible, make more of an effort keeping clients updated rather than being chased and the documentation provided in relation to transactions is vital for referencing after the event.

    Legal 500, Client quote
  • Always prepared to go the extra mile and is prepared to resource work and to keep you in the loop...the lawyers' commitment to the roles is evident and provides comfort that we as a company are in good hands.

    Client quote
  • Highly regarded full-service property practice acting for a number of household-name clients. Regularly represents national housebuilders, as well as several commercial developers and public sector organisations. Offers additional strength in property-secured lending.

    Chambers & Partners
  • Particularly active in development and financing work for clients including national house builders and landowners.

    Chambers & Partners
  • High-quality property work advising a variety of parties at regional and national level. Particular knowledge in areas such as agricultural, mines and minerals, and waste, with significant expertise in the public sector. Particularly active in development and financing work for clients including national house builders and landowners. Additionally advises on acquisitions, leasing and disposals advice for private investors and joint ventures.

    Chambers & Partners

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