Richard Hartis - DAC Beachcroft

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Richard Hartis

Richard has been with DACB since 2012 and specialises in non-contentious property work for both public sector and private sector bodies.  Richard has a particular specialism in health real estate work, having worked in that field for over 10 years, and currently acts for numerous NHS Trusts (including the majority of the major NHS Trusts in the North East and Yorkshire), Clinical Commissioning Groups and other health sector bodies across the country on their day to day estate/asset management.  Alongside Richard’s health real estate specialism, Richard also has particular experience in acting for Local Authorities, Universities and retail investment funds.  Richard’s areas of expertise include advising on the acquisition and disposal of sites (for both development and non-development) and all forms of landlord and tenant work (including negotiation of leases and other occupational arrangements). 

Examples of Richard’s recent experience include:

Advising a major North East NHS Foundation Trust on a multi-million pound sale of a redundant hospital site with complex overage provisions following future development

Advising a Lincolnshire based NHS Trust on the multi-million pound conditional sale of surplus land for both retail and residential development

Advising on the development of outsourcing products to the NHS in order to drive efficiencies and savings

Acting for a Yorkshire based Clinical Commissioning Group on the relocation of its main office headquarters and the providing of strategic property advice in relation to the contents and implications of a proposed lease for one of its GP providers

Acting for a Local Authority on a number of high profile school academy conversions.  Working closely with the Multi Academy Trusts, the Department for Education and a multi-disciplinary team from DACB , Richard advised on the property/land aspects to the transactions (which included freehold disposals, granting of long leasehold interests the putting in place of lease back structures (to protect various PFI arrangements). 

Acting for a local University on a joint venture student accommodation development scheme (including the grant of occupational tenancies) and also on their day to day estate management issues (with particular focus on the granting of leases and licences to third party occupiers).

Acting for a local building society on the redevelopment of city centre premises including the conditional grant of occupational leases to third parties following receipt of planning and completion of building reconfiguration works.

Acting for the owner of a prominent shopping centre on its various unit lettings.

Acting on behalf of a property developer on the acquisition of a prime city centre site for a £65m development comprising student accommodation, retail units and hotel.

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