The quality of an HEI's property portfolio and facilities and the management of them is integral to its longevity and reputation. A well-resourced and expertly managed estate, with a deliverable estates masterplan, is key to delivering an HEI's overall strategic plan.
Our Real Estate team understands that a university's strategic priorities are influenced by its marketplace, the composition of its estate and its financial circumstances. It advises HEIs on a wide range of property issues, including acquisitions and disposals, estates rationalisation, estates and building management and strategic master planning. We offer HEIs a one stop solution including non-contentious advice, planning, construction, funding, public procurement, state aid and tax issues, campus developments, landlord and tenant, planning and environmental issues.
We also represent universities on a range of property disputes, focussing on finding pragmatic legal solutions and are ever mindful of the fact that universities could be scrutinised and criticised if they litigate rather than consider alternative dispute resolution and work to resolve issues.
Our recent experience has included:
The team at VWV was professional, responsive and supportive in providing advice in a fast moving and cutting edge area of law. The level of resource made available was exceptional (while competitively priced) and the focus of all the team was unstintingly to support the University and protect its reputation.