• Real Estate, Secured Lending and Banking.

    • Craig

    • Senior Associate
    • Our clients are our business. If we don’t understand theirs, ours cannot exist.
    • Experience

    • Dealing with all aspects of a purchase, commercial letting and subsequent sale of a mixed use property in North London including the serving of section 5 notices on the residential tenants of the flats above the commercial unit.
    • Acting on a site set up of a new mixed use development in Hampstead. This involved the preparation of a suite of documents for the residential flats including a management company lease and then dealing with the subsequent sale of the ground floor commercial unit.
    • Acting for a client who undertook a redevelopment of an estate in Leeds. The transaction included input into construction documents and warranties and dealing with all of the landlord and tenant work required to complete a deal with a national supermarket. Following the grant of other leases on the estate I also dealt with the remortgage of the estate and prepared documents for the redevelopment of residential units above the commercial properties.
    • Dealing with the purchase and subsequent letting of a property to a national funeral chain. The deal had to be progressed extremely quickly to meet the needs of the incoming tenant.
    • Acting on the sale of three sites for a PLC client for the sale price of £11m. One property was wholly residential, one was wholly commercial and the third was mixed use.
    • Meet Craig

    • Craig joined Lawrence Stephens in March 2017 from Read Roper and Read in Manchester. Craig qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and has developed a great deal of experience in both commercial and residential property matters.

      Craig mainly deals with acquisitions and disposals, landlord and tenant matters, development projects and property finance transactions.

      Craig very much enjoys the variety of property transactions. He has worked on deals ranging from the sale of a private roadway for £1 to large scale multi-let transactions totalling millions of pounds.

      Craig has a wealth of landlord and tenant knowledge and has worked with many limited and public limited companies to enhance their property portfolios.

      Away from the office Craig is a keen runner and enjoys long walks in the countryside.

    • Craig dealt with our new lease in a professional and efficient manner, finding solutions to any problems that arose and negotiating superbly with the tenant's solicitors which enabled the transaction to complete quicker than expected for which we are very grateful. It has been a pleasure working with Lawrence Stephens on this deal and hopefully there will be many more to come. Samuel Heckscher MRICS - Alliance Managing Agents Ltd