Andrew Watts has in excess of 20 years’ experience working within the commercial property market on both a local and national basis. He is a Partner in the Commercial Real Estate Team at Wilkes operating from both our Birmingham and Solihull offices.

He regularly advises clients on matters involving new housing schemes, sales and purchases, and landlord and tenant matters (both for landlords and tenants).

Over the years Andrew has built up a diverse practice with a wide range of clients, from developers (both commercial and residential) and banks; to portfolio investors and industrial occupiers.

He also has a great deal of experience in the Health sector, acting on a number of primary care health centre development schemes, pharmacy transactions and care home refinancing.

He has been instructed by a number of owners on matters relating to the Telecommunications sector recently advising a championship football club on a stadium-mounted rooftop mast.

Andrew advises on aspects of commercial property related work including property management, investment related transactions, promotion agreements, and site assembly for house builders. He also leads on a number of relationships with challenger banks acting on their panels.


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Bank Finance

Health and Telecommunications sector specialisms

Landlord and Tenant

Development Work

Commercial Property

Sales, purchases and auctions

The sale of an industrial unit for £2.5m which involved dealing with insolvency practitioners in respect of an insolvent Tenant and sorting out historic title and access issues.

A complicated lease renewal of prominent high street building to a Bank at a rent of over £200,000 pa.

Completion of a Development Agreement and exchange of land arrangements acting for a Developer in relation to a sports club; the construction of a new clubhouse and the acquisition of land for a residential scheme of 9 houses.

Completion of a Development Agreement and associated lease acting for an occupier which involved negotiation of complex arrangements for early access and achieving a satisfactory resolution of a dispute at the completion of the works. A 15 year lease at a rent in excess of £275,000 pa was completed.

The negotiation and completion of a series of lease surrenders, licences and a new lease at a rent in excess of £500,000 pa in respect of an office complex in Warwickshire.

Business Continuity Update – COVID-19

February 2021


To our valued clients and partners,

As the impact of COVID-19 continues to evolve we wanted to take the time to reassure you of the actions we are taking to protect our clients, colleagues and our wider communities, whilst working to maintain our services to you at this time.

Our commitment to you

We are open for business and will continue to provide you with the best service we can in the safest way possible. In line with Government guidance we will be limiting face-to-face contact as much as possible. We are able to facilitate all client appointments by either video or conference call to suit your needs.

If you have any queries please contact your usual legal advisor to discuss appointment options.

Our staff are set up and ready to respond to you as usual. We are working hard to mitigate any disruptions, and will continue to provide you with the legal service and advice you need, delivered with the high-level of service you have come to expect from Wilkes.

If you do experience a slight delay in hearing back from us, please bear with us. We will be in touch.

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Thank you for your patience during these unprecedented times. We look forward to returning to normal, with a handshake, as soon as possible.

The Wilkes Partnership Solicitors

Birmingham – 0121 233 4333  Solihull – 0121 733 8000

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