Ward Hadaway has announced growth of more than 11% in the annual turnover of its Built Environment Team, totalling more than £12.8 million in the financial year to end of April 2019. This represents approximately a third of the firm's overall turnover.
The public sector is working within a climate of rapid change. It is increasingly subject to the competing pressures of rigorous regulatory frameworks, reduced financial budgets and outcomes focused service delivery.
There has never been a greater need for innovative, cost-effective property solutions to meet the new challenges within the public sector.
We are seeing a growing trend amongst our public sector clients for estates rationalisation coupled with a relocation of services into properties leased from both public sector and private sector landlords.
The specialist lawyers in our public sector property team provide practical, commercial and cost efficient landlord and tenant advice to assist our clients develop leasehold property solutions that deliver both quality and value.
We know that our clients require commercial, robust and flexible solutions which reflect the fast paced evolution of service delivery and the rapidly changing political and regulatory environment.
Our team has a comprehensive understanding of the legal obligations and statutory powers affecting our public sector clients, along with an expert knowledge of relevant government legislative and policy frameworks.
This enables us to provide complete support to our clients in negotiating and formalising their occupational arrangements.
We have a multi-disciplinary team of property, construction, planning, environmental and property litigation lawyers who provide a fully integrated property expertise to assist our public sector clients across the NHS, local government, educational institutions, police and emergency services, transport bodies and third sector organisations.
Our range of services includes advice on:
- Agreements for lease
- Lease negotiations
- Lease renewals
- Lease surrenders and assignments
- Licences and consent
- Licences and Tenancies at will
- NHS Estatecode
- Rent reviews, break clauses and service charge
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