Elizabeth Deyong Head of Commercial Property

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Elizabeth’s central focus is to serve clients for whom property is their core business activity, always seeking to add value.

Elizabeth acts for housing developers, for commercial developers of office, business and retail parks and for landowners, taking a strategic view of her clients’ landholdings and helping them to sweat their assets.

Chambers has stated of Elizabeth that she ”receives excellent feedback for her planning and conveyancing practice on residential and commercial development projects.”

For 25 years Elizabeth has acted for businesses which are the life-blood of the East Anglian economy: farmers and food producers, technology and pharmaceutical companies, schools (private, maintained and academies), the Colleges of Cambridge University, property developers, solar & wind energy providers, along with a host of entrepreneurs who need advice from an experienced professional in a commercial context.

Elizabeth has strong experience of every stage of the residential development process, representing:
• consortia of landowners pooling land for development,
• house builders acquiring sites with or without planning permission, and
• promoters of residential land.

Elizabeth represents commercial developers, having built up expertise in:
• office and retail park set-up and arrangements for estate management,
• development agreements, pre-lets and forward funding arrangements, and
• eventual investment sales.

Elizabeth began her career in the City of London where she gained landlord and tenant expertise acting for national retailers and learning about commercial property investment, buying and selling portfolios for insurance companies and pension funds in a magic circle firm. She has practised in Cambridge since 1989.

Technically excellent, Elizabeth never loses sight of the commercial drivers of every deal she works on.

Articles by Elizabeth Deyong

Breach of Subletting Covenants

Breach of Subletting Covenants

A recent Court of Appeal case has highlighted the importance for tenants to comply with subletting covenants when granting underleases, even when tenants believe that the covenants don’t make commercial sense.

Business Rates Ruling Overturned

Business Rates Ruling Overturned

The Supreme Court has today (1 March 2017) overturned a previous judgement by the Court of Appeal in which an office building that was undergoing redevelopment was deemed capable of occupation and therefore liable for [...]