What is Real Estate Support?

Real Estate Support is a service provided by Davitt Jones Bould where we support legal teams with real estate legal services. Davitt Jones Bould is a boutique specialist commercial property and planning law firm, with 100% of our business falling in these areas. 


Support ranges from routine estate management work to corporate support on major deals of national significance.  We provide a valuable outsourcing option to legal teams.  We are fully Lexcel accredited and regulated by the SRA.

How we do it

We provide an online sharing portal which supports:


- Precedents - You upload to portal

- Instructions Control - Post new instructions and control workflow

- Rapid Acknowledgement - Within four hours case allocated and costs estimated

- Quality Review - Monthly performance reports generated against agreed indicators


Further details of our Service Standards can be found here.

Why DJB?

- Sole focus on property and planning law matters

- We are not a full service law firm and can therefore provide specialist focus in these practice areas

- 30 property lawyers with 20yrs+ average PQE

- Ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. DJB has achieved rankings in commercial property, planning, property litigation and Local Government across multiple regions.

- Only act for corporate bodies, not the general public

- Focus on supporting in-house lawyers and estates professionals

- Operate from low-cost regional base, only 2 hours from London

What we can do

We are able to provide services across the full range of real estate matters, broadly grouped as the following:


- Corporate Support

- Planning Support

- Estate Management Support

- Property Litigation Support


For more information on the kinds of support available, please get in contact.



Supporting corporate lawyers with the full range of property and planning due diligence services providing senior lawyers at short notice to ensure project completion on time and on cost.


Dr Peter Allinson

TEL: 0344 880 8000


Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

We support all manner of projects, transfers, joint ventures and mergers covering a broad spectrum of clients, including large listed and private companies, financial institutions, partnerships and private individuals both in the UK and cross border.


Sectors covered include manufacturing; retail; information technology and data storage; hotel and leisure; property developers, institutional and other investors; banks and other funds including private equity.

Our Services

- Certificates

- Reporting on title

- Warranties

- Property asset or share of sale agreements

- Management of data room

- Immediate assembly of team

- Location at your site or remote split team approach



Our planning support service provides access to expert planning lawyers without the need to maintain your own planning team. Whether we are undertaking due diligence or advising on a complex project, you can be assured that DJB can fully support you.


Dr Peter Allinson

TEL: 0344 880 8000


Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

Projects include:

- providing planning advice within complex regulatory frameworks

- Acting on complicated development schemes

- Planning policy advice

- negotiation and drafting of planning controls

- Section 106 agreements and highway agreements.


We have provided planning support on a broad range of corporate and real estate transactions for venture capital firms, institutional investors and banks, including substantial portfolio acquisition and refinancing deals.

Sectors covered include manufacturing; retail; information technology and data storage; financial institutions; property developers; universities and private equity.

Our Services

- Certificates of title

- Reporting on title

- Planning warranties and indemnities

- Strategic planning advice

- Planning appeals

- Certificates of lawfulness

- Drafting and negotiating planning  agreements

- Co-ordinating complex multi-jurisdiction  projects



Routine estate management is often not cost effective for firms. DJB is able to handle the full range of estate management legal work, using experienced solicitors, at very competitive rates. This enables the lead law firm to provide the full service to clients at minimum cost.


Dr Peter Allinson

TEL: 0344 880 8000


Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

DJB has an established track record of handling the legal work involved in management matters for substantial portfolios.

Examples of work include:

- Reviewing multiple site portfolios
- Reducing a portfolio from over 120 sites to less than 30 in a time critical project
- Executing a series of lease breaks on short notice
- Lease reporting of substantial portfolios (greater than 100 sites) in short time-frames
- Effecting lease renewals for tenants and landlords

Our Services

- Lease renewals

- Lease reports

- Breaks and surrenders

- Dilapidations

- Grant of leases and licences

- Service of notices

- Alterations and building agreements



Whether in support of major litigation cases or in handling small value cases DJB support both contentious and non-contentious lawyers.


Dr Peter Allinson

TEL: 0344 880 8000


Examples of work undertaken by DJB lawyers

Undertaking clearance of over 200 squatted properties from an East London estate as part of an urban regeneration scheme prior to a major sporting event.

Opposing applications for the unlawful use of sites and subsequently effecting eviction proceedings.

Acting for a client in obtaining possession of employee dwellings at a sensitive research establishment.

Acting for organisations in construction claims and lease renewals.

Undertaking mortgage possession work and mortgage fraud cases for a high street mortgage lender.

Our Services

- Commercial/residential property litigation

- Mortgage and secured lending litigation

- Personal and corporate insolvency

- Contract claims and debt recovery

- Consumer credit and finance claims

- Judicial review, planning litigation and  compulsory purchase

- Criminal prosecutions, licensing, gaming and  professional negligence

- Emergency applications


Tel: 020 7870 7500 


Tel: 0161 669 4800


Tel: 0121 227 9600 


Tel: 01823 279 279


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0330 043 2125


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