Our services. Property

Focused and commercial legal solutions from property specialists.

Cains’ unrivalled expertise, experience and reputation in the property sector is recognised both locally and internationally, with leading legal directory The Legal 500 consistently ranking our property practice Tier One for more than 10 years as well as our individual lawyers within the team.

We pride ourselves in combining a focus on technical excellence with a commercial and proactive approach to transactions to ensure that clients are able to conclude their deals quickly, and the team frequently works alongside our corporate and litigation teams to deliver seamless, quality advice to ensure we meet the high expectations of clients to achieve their commercial objectives.

Our clients include UK, Irish and offshore financial institutions, as well as local and international investors, developers, retailers, manufacturers and utility companies, specialising in a range of sectors including office, retail and industrial, but, reflecting the width of our client base, also including the care home, leisure, hotel, public house, and telecommunications infrastructure sectors.

“Strong commercial skills, deep understanding of litigation issues with an outstanding litigation department. Knowledge of IOM law and IOM litigation assists with commercial contracts.”

Our expertise.

  • Commercial Property

    The commercial property sector in the Isle of Man is increasingly dynamic and complex, due to the substantial number of international companies setting up or relocating to the Isle of Man. Our leading Commercial Property team provides comprehensive advice and regularly acts on the most significant commercial property transactions on the Isle of Man.
    Our services include advising on the acquisition and disposal of property, commercial and residential site development projects, the leasing of property, (including advising on the statutory lease renewal process), acquiring and enforcing security over property, the management of commercial property (including service charge recovery and dilapidations) and planning and environmental law matters.

    We are regularly instructed by international law firms to act on behalf of their clients with interests in commercial property in the Isle of Man, leveraging our international and local knowledge at the outset of acquiring or disposing of premises to ensure that our clients avoid any pitfalls and potential disputes that may arise.

  • Residential Property

    There is a considerable amount of private property in the Isle of Man of a value comparable to that found in the commercial sector. Our Property team has extensive experience in handling high value residential property transactions, including buying and selling homes, bank borrowing secured on residential property and development and option agreements.