Real Estate

Every business owns, manages or maintains real estate. And while an asset class, your real estate still needs to be managed well to realise its full investment potential.

Pitmans real estate sector team provides an integrated service offering for our clients across four key areas of focus:

  1. Residential developments
  2. Commercial real estate
  3. Residential conveyancing
  4. Property litigation

Residential developments

The real estate sector offers vast and diversified opportunity for developers of all sizes, with new government initiatives opening up the housing market, encouraging public / private partnerships and embracing innovation and efficiency.

At Pitmans we offer our clients deep real estate sector knowledge, helping them to navigate the increasingly complex process of residential development to achieve the greatest return within the shortest possible timeframe through a proactive and fully integrated service.

We support developers’ legal requirements at all stages of the process – from initially identifying the land through acquisition and planning to sale of the plots. We advise on private and mixed-use housing, leasing and freehold residential schemes as well as social housing.

We work with the large national and regional residential developers and house builders, landowners, property investors, agents, lenders and funders.

Our clients include Ashill, Bewley Homes, Brookworth Homes, CALA Homes, Millgate Developments, Oakford Homes, Redrow Homes, Shanly Homes/Sorbon Estates, Spitfire Bespoke Homes, Vanderbilt Homes

Commercial real estate

Despite political and economic uncertainty domestically and internationally, the UK commercial property market continues to offer significant opportunity with an increase in overseas investment and major UK institutions signalling that they are open for business.

At Pitmans we offer our clients deep real estate sector expertise, advising developers, investors, funders, buyers, sellers, landlords and tenants on properties from hotels to marinas to farms to high street retail premises. We have extensive experience acting for overseas investors and organisations, carefully guiding them through the potential pitfalls of property leasing or investment in the UK.

We offer a fully integrated service with our core team working collaboratively with Pitmans construction, health and safety and premises licensing teams as required.

Our clients include BSL StrategicCare Management Group, Java Asset Management, Nuneham Estate,Premier Marinas,Red Funnel, Nine Group of Hotels and Thames Water.

Residential conveyancing

Buying or selling a property is arguably one of life’s most exciting yet stressful times. Our dedicated case managers take away the strain by making the start-to-finish process as effortless as possible.

We can help you with sales and purchases, re-mortaging, equity transfers, leasing issues and transfers of property following death or divorce.

We advise individuals on all types of residential properties across the South East. We regularly deal with complex transactions involving Wills & Probate and overseas properties.

Case studies

We worked for an award winning property services company estate agency in its recent acquisition of a long established provider of property services in the South East region, providing both residential and commercial sales and lettings. Our client was “delighted with the successful completion of the deal and the opportunity to extend its branch network to support even more customers in making the right property decisions”.


“The team are friendly and proactive and we have dedicated case managers who we trust and work closely with in order to achieve our new homes sales targets. They always know what to do and I believe this comes from understanding our business.”

Sales & Marketing Director, Bewley Homes Plc

“Pitmans LLP service is outstanding. All assignments are delivered on time, and are well considered. Their advice is rock solid…They have a strong and innovative team, who offer a personal service that can be found missing in other London central firms.”

Redrow Homes

“They don’t just tell you what you want to hear – they tell you how it is, which is very important.”

Chambers & Partners