Central London Estates

Central London Estates

Central London encompasses world famous landmarks, spaces and communities – many of them on estates owned and curated by families, institutions and companies who have acted as stewards for centuries.

Custodians of Central London estates have to grapple with the unique challenge of maintaining their legacy for future generations whilst simultaneously responding to and creating modern spaces, maintaining their investment, taking the lead in sustainability and raising standards of customer service in a world city.

Forsters (and its predecessor firm) has acted as a partner for Central London estates owners for over 250 years. We value, above all, forming long-term relationships with our clients whilst ensuring we are alive to modern day challenges thanks to our deep market experience, particularly in private wealth and property. This has allowed us to work with clients in making a positive contribution to the heritage and communities of London. We recognise the importance of understanding our clients aims and the history of their London estate, and tailor our service just as the stewards of London estates do with their unique customers, charities and communities.

In addition to core real estate advice, we offer a complete service across all property disciplines including Construction, Planning, Real Estate Disputes, Finance and Corporate. We also offer the usual private wealth services including Tax, Trust and Estates. Based in Mayfair, we are one of the few firms to specialise in working with Central London estate clients.

Our team advises on

  • Landlord and tenant work
  • Redevelopments and head leases (including complex gearing)
  • Enfranchisement
  • Sales and acquisitions
  • Rights of light
  • Trusts and private wealth management
  • Property Disputes

Our track record

Our clients include:

  • The Crown Estate
  • The Phillimore Estate
  • The Mercers’ Company
  • The Corporation of Trinity House
  • The Sloane Stanley Estate
  • St. Christopher’s Place
  • The Worshipful Company of Bakers

Forsters LLP’s "lawyers are easily as good and capable as Magic Circle advisers".
The Legal 500 UK