• Commercial Landlord and Tenant, Property Development, Secured Lending

    • Avi

    • Partner
    • Experience

    • Advised on a development agreement to enable the client to develop flats in the rooftop space of a large block of flats in London. The advice related to the scheme generally including the airspace lease, the new flat leases, extensions to the existing leaseholders’ leases and dealing with leaseholders’ rights of first refusal.
    • Acting on a high value refinance of a former hotel converted into 42 bedsits in South West England behalf of the Borrower. The refinance with Lloyds Bank was carried out under great time pressure as the client had expensive bridging finance they were looking to repay.
    • Working on behalf of a leading care home operator (together with our corporate team) on the acquisition of leasehold interests in seven care homes. The transaction involved input on the share purchase agreement and restructuring of the leases and reviewing other property aspects of the transaction.
    • Acted on the purchase and finance of a large retail development in Wales for an SME and then undertook the landlord and tenant related work prior to acting on the exit.
    • Acted for a private developer in relation to obtaining local government funding for a regeneration in Cumbria involving around 200 residential units and improving their energy efficiency.
    • Meet Avi

    • Avi Barr joined Lawrence Stephens having previously been a Partner in Manchester. Avi helps clients with a variety of different property-related and secured lending matters. These include commercial purchases and sales, acting for lenders and borrowers on their finance requirements and commercial landlord and tenant requirements.

      Avi’s experience includes office, retail, industrial and leisure sectors as well as residential and commercial development. Avi has also worked with a number of clients in the care home sector, in relation to the purchase of individual and portfolio purchases of care homes.  In terms of property finance, Avi is our relationship partner with Aldermore Bank and he also acts for a number of significant bridging lenders.

      Avi has a strong background in technology and its use within the legal sector and seeks to bring a modern approach to ensure the best possible solution for clients.

      Away from work (it does happen occasionally), Avi is married with 5 lovely children, some of whom share his passion for the Champions of England, Manchester City and playing cricket.

    • Avi has advised us for several years on property matters. He is always available to discuss a problem and more importantly, one of those people who will always find a solution. More than just a lawyer, we regard Avi as a friend of our business – someone who cares and really wants to ensure the best for us. Shahar Ayash Regional Managing Director UK & Europe, Tigers Global Logistics Limited