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.

Ewoud Willaert leads 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