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Real Estate Lawyers

COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAW

GSC’s success was built on its property practice, by our real estate lawyers.  Today, the heart of our business is a trusted source of legal expertise for commercial and residential real estate transactions.

We are a firm that takes a modern and commercial approach to property law but retains traditional values.  One of the main things that our clients appreciate is the fact that there is always some level of involvement by a partner of the firm in every matter we deal with.  We ensure that work is dealt with in a cost-effective way for our clients by fee earners at the most appropriate level but always making sure that of paramountcy is the quality and efficiency of the service we deliver.  Your matter will always be dealt with by a fee earner with appropriate seniority to ensure you receive the service you deserve.  Nothing less.

Our clients range from leading property owners and institutional and private investors to developers and builders, banks and financial institutions, hoteliers, private landlords, entrepreneurs, franchisees, blue chip tenants with complex occupational leases, leisure and healthcare property owners, start-up businesses, established business occupiers and high net-worth individuals, UK-based or off-shore.

Each of them values our significant market reputation and experience in dealing with all types of real estate transaction.

We provide advice on property matters at all levels and have acted on some of the most high profile and cutting edge landlord and tenant cases of the last 10 years including the ground-breaking decision of Daejan Investments Limited v Benson and others and, possibly the most important landlord and tenant case in front of the courts in recent years, EMI Group Ltd v O & H Q1 Ltd.

Our clients ensure we are the first port of call when it comes to property law advice.  Make us yours. Talk to GSC’s Real Estate team about:

ISLAMIC LAW FINANCE

Our Islamic finance department will be able to advise you on a wide range of Islamic finance products including alternatives to the conventional mortgage known as a murabaha contract (fixed rate mortgage alternative) or a diminishing musharaka contract (variable rate mortgage alternative).

We can also advise on a number of other products including ijarah (leasing contract) and musharakah (joint partnership financing).

Islamic finance products are designed to comply with Islamic law and the industry has boomed since its introduction to UK markets in the 1980s. The main concept surrounding Islamic finance is the prohibition on usury (interest). However, Islamic law does not reject the notion of time value for money and financial institutions are therefore permitted a return. The return is usually achieved through risk sharing – financial institutions make a profit on a transaction as a reward for the risk they take in a customer. Alternatively, a financial institution can receive financial compensation as a result of forgoing other opportunities.

Islamic finance products are only available in relation to investments, acquisitions and transactions that adhere to Islamic principles. Therefore, dealing with anything haram (illicit) such as alcohol or gambling is strictly forbidden.

Covid-19 has impacted financial institutions worldwide, however the Islamic banking and finance institutions have managed to remain relatively unscathed. It is suggested that due to providing financing based on profit and loss-sharing, the system is less susceptible to financial crisis and distress. This was also the case in the 2008 global financial crisis.

If you wish to discuss Islamic finance products and the options available please feel to contact Leila Mustafa. We look forward to helping you with your Islamic finance needs.

RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY LAW

GSC’s residential property lawyers deal with high value conveyancing throughout England and Wales, including Crown property and other historical estates.  We understand the complex issues that can arise when dealing with such properties and we know that your best interests are only best served when your conveyancing is managed in a way that fits seamlessly with your tax, family and private wealth management.

That is why residential conveyancing with GSC is never carried out in isolation.  Talk to us and you will find your property lawyers working alongside our Private Client team to ensure all your interests are carefully considered and protected.

Our property lawyers can assist in all aspects of residential property law including the disposal or acquisition of freeholds and leaseholds, lease extensions, enfranchisement and rights of first refusal.

See our Residential Conveyancing Fees

Contact us – we are here to help you.

‘A small firm which punches well above its weight’ GSC Solicitors LLP undertook leasing transactions for several blue-chip corporate tenants, particularly in the media sector. It acted for a number of hotel owners regarding the acquisition and development of new hotels.

“We have found the service excellent, and it is for this reason we have continued to use GSC. The key strengths for us have been a commercial approach to deals that is often missing from solicitors, and a personal service based on a knowledge of us and our needs and long-term plans.”

“The main positive comparison we have noted from GSC is the personal touch and commercial acumen.”

“We have often used different legal firms for IP and other work in the past, but GSC’s commercial approach and professionalism, coupled with the excellent working relationship we have built up over a number of years makes it our preferred choice.”

“As a Financial Advisor I have been personally using and recommending GSC for over thirty years. I have referred clients of mine to them and only ever been thanked for the recommendation, which should convey the confidence I have in the individuals, and the firm.”

“Great result today. Just wanted to say thank you for your continued hard work in fighting our corner on this case. You have both been amazing. Michael incredible support and good ideas.”

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GSC Solicitors LLP
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+44(0)20 7822 2222
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