Hi I'm Martin Levinson a partner with the firm and responsible for the commercial property department. It's true to say that property developments have been fewer and farther between recently but our reputation and ability to keep in budget and on timescale have led to a steady flow of instructions. We get involved in a very wide range of property related arrangements for our clients even keeping them posted on up and coming opportunities. Our team is one of the most experienced and extensive in the region but our fees fall some way below the larger Newcastle, Leeds and London firms.
We have the advantage of employing some of the most experienced property lawyers in the North of England.
Our “no-nonsense”, proactive approach puts you the client fully in the picture. Critically we don’t just wait for things to happen, we make them happen.
Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s commercial property team is based in the Wynyard Park Office servicing clients across the UK from large national corporations to those just starting out along with investors, pension trustees, developers, business parks ad builders.
Accessibility to your lawyer is essential with property matters which is why all members of the team provide personal e-mail addresses and their direct dial or mobile numbers enabling you to easily contact a member of the team when you need to.
- Our commercial property team deals with:
- Sales and Purchases of Vacant Property
- Sales and Purchases of Investment Property
- Options/Conditional Contracts
- Landlord and Tenant matters
- Mortgages acting for the Borrower
- Mortgages acting for the Lender
- Purchase of Development Property
- Sales of Development Property
- Buying and Selling Property at Auction
- Sales and Purchases of Property through Pension Funds
Tilly Bailey & Irvine is complemented by the following teams to enable us to provide a full range of services to you and to deal with all aspects of your transaction: Corporate , Employment, Intellectual Property, Licensing and Development.
The Legal 500 recommends: “Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s Martin Levinson has considerable experience and has particular expertise in self-invested personal pension issues.”
The Legal 500 commented: “Tilly Bailey & Irvine has consolidated its standing in the market; it has particular focus on property finance, attracting instructions from major lending institutions.”
Recent client stories
Wisemove, Land and Property Consultants
Wisemove have worked with Tilly Bailey & Irvine for many years and require an immediate response to queries raised in the legal elements of a land transaction. Graeme Blenkinsopp, Owner of Wisemove comments, "We can be assured of accessibility from Tilly Bailey & Irvine. Little things, like the publication of the individual solicitors 'anytime, anywhere' mode of contact, such as personal mobile and email, does away with the reception and secretarial barriers so often experienced when attempting to contact lawyers at the 'larger' city centre practices.
Requests for meetings are responded to promptly and arranged without fuss. Email or phone contact is simple. It just 'happens'. Queries answered at the point of thought. The legal business taken care of in precisely the manner you wish for.
We have recommended TBI's services to all nature of clients, from owners and buyers of single plot sites, where the human and comforting nature is required to calm the nerves of the uninitiated, but also introduced to land owners of such magnitude, their land sales will change the face of the landscape of a City for hundreds of years to come, situations where the involvement of a solicitor with steadfast resolve and steely negotiation skills is a must.
If you seek a solicitor who is approachable, professional, accessible and ultimately knowledgeable on all things 'land and commercial property', we hereby wholeheartedly commend the services of Martin Levinson, Sara Garnett and Andrew Beattie, the Tilly Bailey and Irvine commercial property team".
Tilly Bailey & Irvine have provided legal services for North East construction company, Yuill Homes on land acquisition and numerous related matters over many years. Nigel Bell, Land Director comments, "We continue to engage Tilly Bailey & Irvine for their consistent competence, depth of knowledge, professionalism, reliability and instinctive understanding of our needs and priorities. Of equal importance, their services are always readily available, delivered with a sensible approach to fees and a smile. I would wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone contemplating using their services"
Acting in the sale of an investment property
Tilly Bailey & Irvine acted in the sale of an investment property which was subject to occupational leases at auction. Tilly Bailey & Irvine prepared a comprehensive legal package and liaised with potential bidders and the auctioneers and the property was eventually sold for considerably more than its reserve price. Tilly Bailey & Irvine acted recently for a client who was interested in purchasing a property at auction. Tilly Bailey & Irvine attended the auction with the client and advised him on the legal issues affecting the properties he was interested in bidding for.