Welcome to Southgate & Co solicitors
We are committed to providing a quality service with sound advice to both our commercial and private clients. The key drive in our business will always remain the relationship that we build with our clients. Our approach is based on understanding our clients business and their commercial needs, to provide legal advice and assistance relevant to them. We offer a professional service tailored to our respective clients’ needs, conducted with speed and precision. Based in Seven Sisters North London we are twenty minutes away from the center of London.
Formed by Savvas Panayiodou in 2001 Southgate & Co Solicitors is now a leading practice in London. Our open and professional approach enables us to deliver legal solutions appropriate to the needs of both private individuals and businesses. We pride ourselves as being friendly, accessible and reliable meeting your requirements professionally, clearly and promptly. We put the needs of our client firsts at all times. Our wealth of experience, together with our modern approach, allows us to provide a cutting edge service to solving and managing legal problems.
All businesses whether they are Private companies, Public companies, partnerships, sole traders or other structure require legal advice to support their business and development. We are able to advice on a host of areas including
• Premises licences for the sale of alcohol,
• Entertainment and gaming licences
• Joint venture agreements, partnerships,
• Sale and purchase of businesses and trading agreements.
People are injured in accidents every day through no fault of their own. We are able to pursue a claim on their behalf for compensation. If you have suffered an injury in the last three years as a result of an accident at work, road traffic accident, or an accident whist visiting a shop or shopping centre or other premises we may be able to assist you to recover compensation for the injuries you sustained. We will consider acting for you on a conditional fee agreement so that we will only receive payment if there is a successful outcome for you.
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Landlord and Tenant
We are able to provide advice on all aspects of Landlord and Tenant both residential and commercial from our wealth of experience.
We advise on Tenancy agreements, bringing and defending possession proceedings, recovery of rent arrears and deposits.
We advise on granting, purchasing, assigning, surrendering of leases rights in accordance with Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, enforcement of terms in the lease, rent deposits and guarantors/sureties.
Let us take care of the legal aspects in respect to your buying, selling and transferring of property. Whether you are buying as your residence or for investment purposes we will deal with the legal aspects expeditiously and thoroughly keeping you informed throughout the transaction. We will provide you with details of the fees and our terms of business before commencing any work in order that you may make an informed choice.
Planning Application/Established Use
We advise and assist with planning applications to the local authority, appeals against refusal, retrospective planning applications and established use certificates.
We advise both private and corporate clients in respect to commercial property transactions and related matters. We advise on the acquisition and sale of shops and businesses, retail premises, restaurants, industrial estates and development sites both Leasehold and Freehold.
Long Leases set out the contractual relationship between the Landlord and Tenant. The terms and conditions are extensive and will include obligations on the tenant to undertake repairs and decoration of their flat plus contribute towards the landlords costs of insuring and repairing the building. In addition to the lease there is extensive legislation dealing with the relationship between the parties to the lease. We are able to advise on all aspects of leases including ground rent, service charges, repairs, management, breach of lease terms, variation of leases, extension of the lease term, acquisition of the freehold, applying to the First-tier Property Tribunal and taking Court proceedings.
The settlement of disputes before court proceedings are instigated can on occasions be the most cost effective and commercial option. Mediation can be an effective means of resolving a dispute quickly and economically, allowing for a satisfactory conclusion without the delay and cost of Court proceedings. Not all cases can be resolved without issuing Court proceedings and in such cases we shall pursue your matter forcefully to achieve a satisfactory and successful conclusion for you. We undertake all aspect of litigation particularly, contractual disputes, debt recovery, professional negligence, building and construction, insolvency and bankruptcy
Planning for what will happen after your death is never easy but it is best to have your affairs in order. There are rare occasions where a person disputes the validity of a will; receiving professional advice will minimise the risk of your Will being disputed. Taking advice may assist in minimising any Inheritance Tax your estate may have to pay. We provide advice and assistance with Will drafting, administration of estates, Inheritance Tax and contested Wills.
Taking legal advice on the contract of employment and grievance procedure can be a long step towards avoiding a dispute arising in the future, as will advise before terminating a person’s contract of employment. We are able to assist with contracts of employment, disciplinary procedure, unfair dismissal, discrimination and Employment Tribunal proceedings.
Separation and divorce is always difficult for both parties and children. We are always on the forefront to consider whether your matter is best resolved through mediation. Where mediation fails or is not appropriate we will proceed to swiftly resolve your matter though the courts. We are able to provide advice on, divorce, financial arrangements, cohabitation agreements, Pre-marriage contracts and residence/contact with children.
Enfranchisement (Lease extension/purchase freehold) 1st Tier Property Tribunal
Tenants are entitled to extend the length of their lease or with other tenants purchase the freehold of the building their flat forms part. Failure to follow the procedures and time table of the process can result in the landlord having to grant a lease extension or sell the freehold at a price substantially below what he could achieve or the tenant having to start the whole process again but still have to pay the Landlord’s costs. We are able to deal with all matters arising from lease extension or enfranchisement (purchase of the freehold) from serving initial notices up to and including representation at the First-tier Property Tribunal or County Court.
Southgate and Co
631 Seven Sisters Road, London
Phone:020 8809 0010