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Martyn Holland



Martyn has extensive experience in all real estate transactions, but has a particular focus on investment and development projects and secured lending. He is also experienced in retail and commercial landlord and tenant transactions and deals involving mining and minerals.

Recent highlights:

  • International Minerals company: the sale of first phase of restored quarry in the South West to national housebuilder, with the benefit of planning and infrastructure works for construction of 200 homes.
  • Local development company: the acquisition of land for mixed use development with development value in excess of £20m.
  • The incorporation of unincorporated property business and re-finance with major bank, with value in excess of £100m.
  • National property developer: the sale of land in the Midlands in complex deal subject to planning, remediation and construction of infrastructure for new Sainsbury’s store – price in excess of £12m.
  • UK clearing banks: acting for various UK clearing banks in secured lending transactions exceeding £50m.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 16/05/2014
    City Estates Land Sale To Bring Major New Sainsbury’s Store To Gedling, Nottingham

    We are delighted to have played a part in this exciting deal which will bring high quality new services to Gedling. "Like so many deals of this nature, this is about more than purely the sale of land – with the agreement leading to the creation of jobs and facilities across the area. With the economy improving, it is clear that demand for quality land is high and only likely to continue to rise in the coming months."

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  • 21/01/2014
    MP Debate Puts Manorial Rights In Spotlight

    Manorial rights (and chancel repair liability) became ‘overriding interests’ under the Land Registration Act 1925 and continued to affect land even though they were not mentioned on the register and, in practice, were virtually impossible to discover. "Following the Land Registration Act 2002 such overriding interests ceased to be enforceable if they were not registered by mid-October 2013. It is for that reason that there has been a rash of registrations over the last few months, many in the last few days before the cut-off date. "It should be remembered these are not new rights. Assuming that they do affect the land - and registration of a notice doesn’t mean that the claim is valid - they always existed and it is purely because they were overriding interests that they did not need to be registered – and so landowners would not have known about them. "If people receive letters related to such issues, they have two options. The first is to do nothing, as essentially nothing will have changed. "Alternatively, the registration of such rights could be challenged. A landowner is entitled to apply to the Land Registry for the notice to be cancelled and the Registry will then give notice to the person claiming manorial rights, who can then either accept the cancellation or object to it. "It should be remembered however that the latter option could potentially lead to significant and time-consuming legal battles, so it would be wise to take care on this point."

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