We have a growing team of property lawyers exhibiting great strength and depth who are dedicated to meeting the needs of a broad range of clients. Our team has extensive experience in all aspects of non-contentious commercial property matters in Northern Ireland. With established strong relationships with local agents, surveyors and planning consultants we provide a co-ordinated and efficient service to clients.

The team also has a broad and growing non-contentious construction practice and currently advises prominent developers, professionals and contractors on issues relating to contractual documentation, appointments and collateral warranties in both the public and private sector.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Sales and purchases of freehold and leasehold properties in the retail, office, warehousing, entertainment and leisure, telecoms and charity sectors
  • Acting for landlords and tenants in the granting, taking and surrendering of commercial leases
  • Mortgage/Re-mortgage transactions
  • Advising on the Business Tenancies (NI) Order 1996, including applications to the Lands Tribunal of Northern Ireland and all aspects of landlord and tenant law
  • Acting for Administrators/Receivers in the sale of commercial properties
  • Acting for investment funds in the acquisition and ongoing management of commercial schemes
  • Dilapidation

Why Us?

Our team’s success is borne from an ability, commitment and drive to achieve the best results for clients in an increasingly demanding market. We have been recommended by Chambers and Partners UK 2015 who say, “Their performance has been very good and they provide a good service.” Clients have also said the following about us, “They never gave up, asked the right questions and went all out for us.” Director Kathryn Collie leads the commercial property team and is described as, “One of the top property lawyers in Northern Ireland.”

The Legal 500 have commented that Cleaver Fulton Rankin impresses with its market knowledge, and provides ‘a prompt, efficient service at competitive rates’. Director Joe Marley is recommended as ‘a trustworthy adviser’.

Notable Clients

Our clients include:

  • Titanic Quarter Limited
  • River Island
  • Clintons
  • British Telecommunications plc
  • Sainsbury’s Supermarkets
  • Lisburn City Council
  • Northern Ireland Science Park
  • Yell Limited
  • Specsavers
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • Oaklee Trinity
  • Barnardo’s
  • Home Bargains
  • Premier Inn
  • Telefonica
  • SSE plc
  • Primark Stores Limited
  • Allen & Overy
  • Baker & MCKenzie
  • Scottish Widows Bank