Zuaina qualified as a solicitor in 1996 and has worked in both private practice – for high street, large and medium-sized firms – and local government, as well as in house for large property developers. She specialised in general commercial property.
Zuaina deals with a broad range of commercial property work ranging from advising landlords and tenants, developers, large retailers, funders, borrowers and private individuals in relation to commercial leases/underleases as well as dealing with freehold and leasehold transactions. In addition, she also advises in relation to the sale and purchase of investment and residential properties, and re-financing transactions acting for borrowers.
Zuaina also deals with residential lease extensions, equity release and has experience in declaration of trusts, and transfer of equity.
During her career, Zuaina has acted for a number of entrepreneurs, companies, local businesses and individuals in the office, retail, hotel and investment sectors who are acquiring, disposing of or investing in a range of commercial property, from retail units, restaurants, and warehousing through to office premises, hotels, licensed premises and residential developments.
She has particular experience of drafting and negotiating leases, licences to assign, lease renewals, rent reviews, as well as dealing with transfers of both registered and unregistered land.
Zuaina particularly understands her clients’ commercial needs and requirements and is driven to provide a quality service in a timely and efficient manner.