Jay is a Partner in the Asset Management team.

Dealing with a range of commercial property matters including freehold and leasehold acquisition and disposals, complex lease agreements and property portfolio management.

Jay’s experience includes managing the due diligence and negotiating the property aspects of corporate asset or share purchases and disposals with extensive experience in the dental and healthcare sector.

Jay regularly project manages large and complex ground rent acquisitions often to time critical deadlines. She also provides general landlord and tenant advice on lease renewals and surrenders, consents to assignment and subletting, licences to carry out alterations and termination provisions.

Clients include private individuals with commercial property portfolios, private and corporate investors, banks and other financial institutions, private equity groups and pension funds. 

As a former in-house lawyer with Severn Trent, she understands the commercial pressures her clients are under and in particular the importance of ensuring deals are completed on time and to budget.

Recent examples of how Jay has supported clients include:

  • Acquisition of a portfolio of freehold and leasehold properties consisting over 500 units to a time critical deadline;
  • finalising the lease of premises from Nottingham City Council to house the world’s first cultural centre for video games, known as the National Videogame Arcade, Nottingham;
  • advising a specialist developer on their acquisition of five retail units from a national housebuilder where there was residential accommodation above and therefore questions of the tenants’ right to leasehold enfranchisement;
  • refinancing an extensive property portfolio to enable a corporate investor to secure lending on more favourable terms to free up capital for further acquisitions; and
  • ensuring the purchase of a freehold property was geared up and ready to go before a company could exercise a break clause in the lease of their current premises without fear of the purchase falling through.