Matthew Stayt

Property Partner

Matthew is a partner in the commercial real estate team who specialises in secured lending and real estate finance. He is engaged by a number of bridging finance institutions and understands the need to be prompt, responsive and offer solution-based advice.

With a broad spectrum of clients, Matthew also advises on the acquisition and disposal of freehold land for development and the granting, acquisition and disposal of commercial leases.

Areas of expertise (Commercial)

  • Secured and bridging lending both on behalf of lenders and borrowers.
  • Leases (for both landlords and tenants) including, grant, surrender, assignment, variation, sub-lettings and licences.
  • Development acquisition and disposal.
  • Sale and purchase of development sites subject to planning permission.
  • Portfolio restructuring and refinancing.

Areas of expertise (Residential)

  • Purchases, sales and grants of lease.
  • Lease extensions, variations and rectification.
  • Financing.
  • Portfolio management.

Career Highlights

  • Acting for several bridging lenders as a panel solicitor.
  • Acting for an overseas fashion brand acquiring their flagship store on Bond Street.
  • Refinancing an investment portfolio made up of 50 properties.
  • Acquisition of a high value pied-a-terre for a member of the Qatari Royal Family.