Real Estate & Project Development

This practice group assists clients in all aspects of property-related transactions, including the purchase, sale, development and exploitation of real estate.

Christine Heeb and Ewoud Willaert lead this practice group.

The practice group has the following specific areas of specialisation: Real Estate, Project Development and Tenancy Law.

Real Estate

Within this framework, Schoups furnishes advice on the following points, amongst others:

  • legal assistance in negotiations
  • the drafting and interpretation of purchase-sale agreements (option agreements, private contracts, purchase-and-sale commitments, etc.)
  • advice on authorisations and soil-related issues
  • advice on hidden defects in the sale of real properties
  • dispute resolution

Moreover, Schoups can draw upon extensive, detailed cross-practice experience in the field of property law. We concentrate especially on:

  • transaction-related aspects (transfer of ownership, establishment and transfer of long-term ground leases, superficies or habitation rights, etc.)
  • easements
  • advice on and design of ‘tailor made’ property-law structures
  • the creation and perfection of security rights
  • notarial, tax, administrative-law and environmental-law aspects relating to real property rights
  • co-ownership structures
  • dispute resolution

Project Development

Schoups has amassed broad experience in accompanying project developers and real-estate investors. Schoups is also active in various files concerning the building and sale of assisted-living residences.

The services we provide include:

  • legal assistance in negotiations
  • the drafting and interpretation of agreements
  • legal analysis of investments
  • designing ‘tailor made’ property-law structures
  • more complex structures (sale-and-leaseback, financial and operational leasing and other project financing operations, etc.)

Tenancy Law

Schoups handles a wide range of aspects of tenancy law, whether involving commercial leases, residential leases, common rent, brewery contracts or real property leasing.

Schoups regularly gives assistance on:

  • the drafting and review of contracts concerning rent, precarious occupation and other use rights
  • advice on current contracts
  • conducting proceedings in the event of disputes, for example about the execution or termination of the contract