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Khalid Mughal has been qualified for over 20 years and has always dealt with conveyancing; be it residential, plot sales and purchases and commercial.
He has been with MTP since July 2015 and has concentrated on commercial property in his current role.
He acts for first time tenants and landlords as well as the more experienced business person and company in granting leases, renewals of the same as well as licences associated with this. He assists buyers and sellers of freehold and leasehold commercial property as well as the sale and purchase of businesses, including off licences, post offices, restaurants, event venues and care homes. He also supports the Company Commercial Department in the property aspects of a purchase or sale of a company.
Khalid is also the port of call for individuals and companies who require independent legal advice for personal guarantees. It is important that parties understand that signing these documents is an onerous obligation on their part and he seeks to give prudent advice to clients so that they are aware of what they are actually signing and letting themselves/or their company in for.
Recent case study - Khalid Mughal acted recently on the disposal of a commercial site by 4 sellers. It consisted of disused business land (formerly in educational use) with a separate residential property on the same site. The first buyer withdrew. The title and site was complex- the site was subject to 2 leases of part, an inadvertent residential tenancy that the sellers had granted and legal title issues. Khalid put together evidence of use and prepared statutory declarations to provide evidence of use and title. With 4 separate sellers with varying knowledge of the site this provided a challenge to piece together the necessary evidence. Exchange of contracts and completion took place after some months of negotiations with the solicitors appointed by the buyer.
The sellers wrote following completion to the Firm about the work Khalid had undertaken for them and to express their thanks for his work.
“I know my cousin may have sent you a short note of praise about your commercial property man Khalid Mughal, this chap in my humble opinion he has done a marvellous job under the most frustrating of situations from the other solicitors, and this man does deserve a serious pat on the back. He worked tirelessly often we have e mails and or phone call well after office hours .”
What Khalid says:
“I completed my BA Hons Degree in Business Studies ( specialising in Human Resources Management and Industrial Relations) at the University of East London. I enjoyed the law part of the degree so much that I took the law conversion post graduate diploma.
I trained at a firm in Leyton, East London specialising in acting for buyers of new build apartments. After qualifying in 1997, I went to work for a well-known West London firm acting for the developers of new build sites.
I expanded my property knowledge by joining the Commercial Property Department of a top 10 ranked Midlands Firm in 1999.
I was recruited back to my first firm in 2004 to act for both developers and buyers of new build apartments. I acted for Far East clients and attended property exhibitions in the Far East in order to meet and represent clients buying properties in the UK.
It is always good to hear from a client who I helped buy an apartment in the past as they want me to act for them on the sale or help them buy a new property.
I also continued with my commercial property work, buying and selling of commercial property such as industrial units, dealing with grant of new leases, assignments, licences to assign and helping individuals buy and sell their small businesses such as pubs, restaurants, fish and chip shops and off licences.
I take my work personally and understand the importance of a transaction whether it is for an individual who is taking their first shop lease or a company who is adding a property to their expanding portfolio. I appreciate that maintaining links with the local community is vital and that by doing a good job for my clients means that they will want me to act for them again and again and since starting at this firm, it is heartening to see the same clients.
I enjoy watching cricket (even “20 20”), have recently taken badminton up again to remind me of my youth and am passionate about the art of calligraphy.”
If I were not a lawyer, I would be...
A history teacher as I have always loved reading history and historical books.