I am a partner in the real estate team and advise on all aspects of commercial property including freehold acquisitions and disposals, investment portfolio work and acting for both landlords and tenants on commercial leases. I also advise on property related matters on corporate insolvency – acting for administrators, LPA receivers and liquidators.
With over 15 years’ experience I advise a wide range of clients from property investment companies and developers to commercial landlords and tenants on all aspects of their property holdings and portfolios.
I have a relaxed, transparent and collaborative way of working, always listening to my client’s needs and objectives to ensure we can work together to achieve the desired outcome with the minimum of fuss. I really enjoy building lasting relationships with my clients to ensure I am able to better understand their business operations and commercial objectives, which I think helps hugely in delivering the best, tailored results for each and every client.
Areas of expertise:
- Landlord and tenant
- Investment acquisitions and portfolio management work
- Sales and purchases of commercial property
- Property finance and refinance
- Corporate support
Qualifications and memberships
- Qualified in October 2008
Acting for property investment company in connection with the disposal of Sussex multi-let industrial estate for £2.1M
Advised national outdoor garden and homeware company with relocation as part of a wider company reorganisation, with a commencing rent of £300K and landlord capital contribution for works in excess of £500,000
Advised Sussex based property investment company on its acquisition of large industrial warehouse premises for £3.95M including refinance of wider property portfolio
Craig Burton is a standout partner in commercial property.
Legal 500 2024
Craig Burton and his team were excellent throughout and made sure we were always kept updated and involved in the process, giving easy to understand and practical advice on points of concern or proposed revisions. This meant we were able to complete with confidence and within the required timelines.
The FSE Group
Karen Karaahmet, Head of People and Places
The deal saw some last minute hic-ups with the lenders and Craig Burton and team were excellent and professional throughout, dealing with approval and last-minute requests. We were delighted to secure the property with additional funding and look forward to exploring further options for the company in future.
Jericho Management Company Ltd
The firm have been a great support to Higgidy over the years – particularly with regards to some complex property acquisitions which have enabled us to unlock adjacent properties and expand our site. I would highly recommend them.
I have known Craig Burton for the past eleven years and have always utilised their services managing all our legal real estate needs. During this time, Craig and the his team has managed to gain a comprehensive understanding of our business, its culture and our strategic goals. I believe it is this formula that has enabled this firm to work well within our business and advise the Company accordingly on all its legal property requirements. We have always received a first class service, never more so than recently when we completed a new lease enabling us to relocate our Head Office to Watchmoor Park in Camberley. I can confirm that this firm operate with great integrity, are extremely dedicated and have always found them to be entirely honest and considerate. Furthermore, they have demonstrated a huge level of intelligence, leadership and judgement and I would highly recommend their services.
Creative Foods Europe
I found the firms Solicitors and Craig Burton to be very effective in their support of us closing out our property lease. They were very quick with all responses, very pragmatic, adopted a common sense approach to lease issues and talked in a language we could all understand. I would happily use them again for such matters.
Suntech UK Limited
Having worked with the corporate and litigation team for a number of years I was delighted to be introduced to the property team to assist with the relocation of our head office. As this was an important move for the Group it was critical we were kept fully briefed and informed to enable us to make commercial pragmatic decisions and to ensure the transaction ran smoothly to allow us to plan and prepare for the relocation. Craig Burton and his team were excellent throughout and made sure we were always kept updated and involved in the process, giving easy to understand and practical advice on points of concern or proposed revisions. This meant we were able to complete with confidence and within the required timelines. I would have no hesitation in recommending the property team and look forward to working with them again in the future.
People and Places
In the past few years I have had need of Legal Property support for the creation of new Leases for new Tenants on several Industrial Properties and Craig Burton made it easy. The attention to detail was impressive and I considered it a First Class Service. I have also experienced support from the Employment Team for legal advice and again received nothing but excellent back up during changes to our business structure. I would thoroughly recommend this Solicitors for Legal Support to one’s business.
Alldridge Holdings Ltd
We needed to find a first-class real estate solicitor at very short notice to assist us in completing our tenancy on our new office space. Craig and his team responded swiftly and professionally. Right from the start, we were impressed with their attention to detail, clear line of response and ability to be robust and thorough in dealing with our Landlord’s legal team. I would recommend them wholeheartedly.
Company Management Executive
Heart of London Business Alliance
I was delighted with the work from Craig Burton. Thanks to his extensive knowledge and expertise, he enabled us to focus on site expansion and business growth, in what was a challenging leasehold project.
Leisuregrow Products Limited