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Peter Ward

Peter Ward

Partner โ€“โ€“โ€“ London

Peter's practice area is in Commercial Property including site acquisition, development and disposals; purchase, sales and leasing of office buildings, industrial / warehouse units and shops; Landlord and Tenant matters including under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954; secured lending; major title investigations. Clients include property developers, corporates, banks, housing associations, institutional lenders, international business associations and individuals. Peter also specialises in matters under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 (enfranchisement of houses), the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (rights of first refusal) and the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (enfranchisement and lease extension).

Peter has written and contributed to articles and is a frequent speaker at seminars as well as being a member of the cross sector working party on leasehold reform. Peter also deals with residential property matters and, in particular, the sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold property often of high value and for private clients who require a tax efficient structure involving off-shore companies and trusts. Peter has made a particular study of the new form of tenure, called Commonhold and its application to commercial, residential and mixed use developments. Peter is acknowledged as a Legal Expert in the field of Commercial Property in the Legal Business: Legal Experts directory 2012.