Independent Schools Property

Our property team advise on the full spectrum of property matters for independent schools ranging from routine boundary issues and purchases to planning issues, estate management, large construction projects, refinancing projects and the charity law issues involved in such property transactions.

The range of property related advice we offer independent schools includes:

  • acquisition and disposal of school property
  • mergers, acquisitions and disposals of independent schools as a going concern
  • leases to third parties
  • property development projects including advice on planning / building obligations / construction procurement / uplift and overage
  • housing arrangements with caretakers and staff
  • bespoke hiring agreements and facility sharing agreements (including with maintained schools and public sector occupiers)
  • advice regarding consultants’ appointments and building contracts in relation to school building schemes, including the related leasing structures and VAT efficiency
  • portfolio reviews and bulk registration programmes
  • bank re-financing projects (including using school land as security for borrowing)
  • arrangements with utility providers e.g. telecommunication masts, electricity substations, solar panels
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    Recent testimonials

    "The team is diligent and always available for any clarification of issues."

    Chambers - 2018

  • London skyline
    Recent testimonials

    "The team provides excellent advice and the quality of service is extremely high."

    Chambers - 2018

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    Recent testimonials

    Stone King LLP’s ‘prompt and knowledgeable’ real estate team handles a steady flow of work for a host of longstanding clients and attracts praise for its ‘expertise in what are often quite niche areas of law’, and for its sector specialisms in charity and education.

    Legal 500 - 2017

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    Recent testimonials

    "They were efficient and pleasant to deal with", "they're great charities and public sector lawyers".

    Chmabers - 2014

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    Recent testimonials

    "Highlighted for its 'depth of expertise in education', Stone King LLP attracts praise for its 'extremely good response times' and 'outstanding level of service'."

    Legal 500 - 2019

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    Recent testimonials

    "They have strong client service, genuine expertise in the relevant areas of law and are practical in identifying solutions."

    Chambers - 2019

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    Recent testimonials

    "I'm very impressed by the service; they always seem to go the extra mile."

    Client Feedback in Chambers - 2019

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    Recent testimonials

    "First and foremost they are excellent lawyers - they know the charity and education sectors really well."

    Chambers - 2019

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