Commercial Property

We have the advantage of employing some of the most experienced property lawyers in the North of England.

Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s team specialises in all aspects of commercial property transactions, including expertise in the acquisition of investment properties through personal pension schemes.


  • Andrew Beattie
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  • Sara Garnett
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  • Rhiannon Melrose
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  • Bethany Atkinson
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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.

Our 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 (2017) comments:Martin Levinson heads the ‘friendly, prompt and efficient’ practice which ‘consistently goes above and beyond to find solutions to problems that appear insurmountable’. ‘Top-notch’ associate Andrew Beattie has particular expertise in agriculture transactions; he recently advised Holme Mills Properties on the sectional disposal of a 17-acre industrial site and acted for Stellprop and its related companies on a number of site disposals in Hertfordshire and the Isle of Wight. Clients also praise the ‘exceedingly good and incredibly helpful’ Sara Garnett, who ‘combines formidable knowledge with outstanding service’; she recently handled an industrial unit acquisition for a client and assisted a developer with the acquisition of a development site. Barnard Castle School, Janus International (UK) and IPM Personal Pension Trustees are additional clients.

The Legal 500 (2016) comments: Andrew Beattie 'provides first rate property advice' and is 'a great example of a commercially pragmatic lawyer.'

The Legal 500 (2015) comments: Tilly Bailey & Irvine ‘frequently goes the extra mile for clients, putting their needs above anything else’. Associate Andrew Beattie advised Holme Mills Properties on the acquisition of a 19-acre development site. Sara Garnett ‘finds innovative ways to make things happen’. SIPP and SSAS work is a particular strength. Martin Levinson heads the team. 

The Legal 500 comments: “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.”