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High Altitude Properties navigates legal landscape of property acquisition with Mason Thomas Law

Leaving the world of retail for property development was a big step for Matt Lipscombe of High Altitude Properties, but it is one that has paid off thanks to the support of Mason Thomas Law. The company already has a number of property deals under its belt and investors onboard in just 18 months.

In 2020 Matt made the decision to leave a senior position at Aldi and establish High Altitude Properties, based in Cheadle, Cheshire.

Having been a builder prior to going to university, Matt had experience with the practical side of property development, however, the legal issues that come with property development were a complete minefield to him.

Matt turned to commercial property law specialist Mason Thomas Law for help and support. Jo Malcolm, Director and Conveyancer at Mason Thomas Law has since been instrumental in the completion of a number of deals for High Altitude Properties.

Matt explained: “I obviously have a certain amount of knowledge and experience when it comes to the practical side of developing properties but having Jo to explain the legal procedures and really break it all down into layman’s terms for us has been so helpful.

“She has been fantastic. I can pick up the phone to her any time – that’s crucial when we have to turn deals around and make decisions quickly.”

Jo explained why speed is necessary when it comes to commercial property deals, saying: “When you’re dealing with things like pre-auction checks, a quick turnaround time is crucial to ensure the client is in the best position to secure the property at auction.”

High Altitude Properties has gone from strength-to-strength. In just 18 months the company has acquired five properties: three tenanted, one new build and one HMO which is currently being renovated. It has also attracted six investors and is currently looking to expand its portfolio with additional residential properties in the Greater Manchester area.

Jo added: We have a great relationship with High Altitude Properties and are delighted to see the company continuing to grow at pace moving into 2022.”

Working throughout Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Cheshire, Mason Thomas Law offers a fully joined up service for its commercial property clients, working with bridging finance companies, property valuation experts and agents to ensure the deal gets over the line as quickly as possible.

To learn more about how Mason Thomas Law can help you, get in touch with the commercial property legal team today on 0114 2945 360.

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