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Basharat Ali


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Basharat has some 30 years` experience of advising on a large number of projects dealing with the sale acquisition and funding of large property portfolios as well as the development and leasing of shopping centre units office blocks and industrial estates. Basharat has worked on leases in all the major shopping centres in the country including Meadowhall Trafford Centre, Westfield and Bluewater as well as major high streets. His more recent work has involved big industrial sheds along the M62 corridor.

Work highlights include:

  • Relocation of a business, involving five existing leases being surrendered and a new 10 year lease of a refurbished unit measuring some 280,000sqf being granted to at a rent of ¬£968,000.00 per annum. This was one of the biggest deals in the area.
  • Acting for a property company, dealing with the acquisition of an iconic building in Huddersfield for conversion to some 130 units of student accommodation with funding from the council of up to ¬£10 million for the development of the building.
  • Advising foods company on its acquisition of a new warehouse, and then the letting of surplus space to a logistics space, saving the client many tens of thousands of pounds a year and with the added bonus of helping to reduce carbon emissions.

    He is fully engaged in the firm's corporate social responsibility activities and also in the local business and charity organisations for the last 30 years. Basharat has acted as an honorary solicitor to a number of not for profits including Council for Mosques Kirkwood Hospice and the ICEA.