Healthcare Real Estate

Health and Social Care real estate exists in a complex regulated environment, overlayed with policy, which is often affected by changes in Government. We work closely with our specialist healthcare commercial and regulatory teams to provide sector-specific real estate advice to various bodies who work in the sector.


We advise on a wide range of property and corporate transactions from business as usual asset management to large developments and investments.

We listen, take responsibility and give you really clear advice on the best route to achieve the solution you need and want. Best of all, we know how important it is to make sure that solutions are reached in time and to budget.

We’re known for our technical skill and expertise working in your highly specialised sector. As part of one of the largest real estate teams in the country, as well as one of the leading specialist healthcare practices, we stand out for our ability to call on a vast spectrum of niche expertise for every eventuality.

Real understanding of, and familiarity with, the health sector means we don’t waste your time. We think strategically, and at the same time are pragmatic in terms of getting the job done.

Featured experience

  • Acting for a private equity-backed care home provider on the property elements of its corporate disposal. We certified title to a portfolio of c.80 care homes valued at around £750 million, negotiated the property provisions of the SPA and fed into other documents as the company was prepared for sale
  • Acting for an NHS Trust on its joint venture with AHH for the purposes of utilising surplus land for residential development. We worked collaboratively with the other parties’ advisers to create a JV structure that worked for differing tax requirements but allowed both the control and oversight of the day-to-day activities of the JV. We also assisted the Trust with governance aspects and seeking the necessary approvals
  • Advising in relation to the acquisition and leasing of regulated care properties, including care homes, for both funds and providers. These tend to involve high-value leases (often with rents of over £1m a year) with long terms, no breaks, and strict conditions around regulatory compliance.
  • Providing strategic advice to NHS Trusts regarding their estates including in relation to reorganisations, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, the New Hospital Programme, Reinforced Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (and the management of related risks), Community Diagnostic Centres, and related projects
  • Dealing with development projects, disposals, acquisitions, and leasehold arrangements on behalf of primary care providers (including GP partnerships and incorporated entities and NHS Trust subsidiary companies delivering primary care), advising ICBs on funded property arrangements requiring commissioner approval and providing advice on strategies for delivering primary across primary care networks and in collaboration with other providers

What our clients say

  • With a good leadership team made up of solid transactional-level lawyers, the team at DAC Beachcroft is well organised and resourced for our needs.

    Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate

  • DAC Beachcroft is strong at handling complex matters, providing clear legal advice together with recommendations as to how to handle matters.

    Chambers UK 2023, Real Estate

  • Professional, friendly and down to earth solicitors who put witnesses at ease and ensure best possible evidence

    Legal 500 UK 2023, Health

  • Outstanding expertise in the healthcare sector, with both NHS and private organisations. Able to deliver on complex and innovative mandates.

    Legal 500 UK 2023, Health

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Who we are

Why choose DAC Beachcroft?

We’re a broad-based commercial firm serving a wide range of sectors with a strong heritage in insurance,
health and real estate. We combine excellent legal skills and cutting-edge delivery expertise to design
solutions that fit the needs of our clients – often involving clever uses of technology.