Richard Saum

B.A. (Hons), Solicitor, Managing Director

Joint Head of Commercial Property

01543 267 192

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Richard is a nationally renowned commercial property lawyer at Ansons Solicitors in Staffordshire and has many years of experience as well as an in-depth knowledge of commercial property law.

His specialisms lie in property development for larger schemes, secured lending and asset management. Providing an exceptional level of service is a core part of his mantra and to do so he works closely with planners, councils and other official bodies to facilitate the vision of his clients.

Richard also advises on the implications of complex commercial leases. He has experience working with national and international clients in the automotive and house-building industries, as well as high net worth individuals with varied property portfolios.

Practice Areas

Richard is a director and head of the commercial property team.  He advises on a wide range of property matters including property development, sales, purchases, leases and secured lending.

Key Specialisms include:

  • sale and purchase of land for development including; conditional contracts, options, pre-emptions, promotion agreements and overage;
  • asset management for professional landlords, investors and occupational tenants;
  • secured lending – advising banks and other lenders, as well as borrowers and investors; and
  • property aspects of corporate transactions.
  • acted for an award-winning house builder in the purchase of land, site-set up and sale of over 50 luxury homes;
  • acted for a major car retailer, in acquisition of land for new Land Rover dealership; and
  • advised a quarry company in the purchase of a 256 acre site and mining rights therein.

Richard likes road cycling (but not too many hills!) and spending time with family and friends.

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