Astrea’s lawyers have many years of experience in property and construction law in an integrated perspective.
This means we can handle all aspects of property law and private construction law, including from the perspective of business law, contract law, environmental law, town and spatial planning legislation, company law and tax law.
Advice and guidance on the purchase and transfer of real estate and property companies, sale-and-leaseback operations, etc. We also deal with the various tax and company law aspects of a transaction. We have experience in residential and commercial projects including office buildings, shopping centres, business parks and industrial sites.
Advice and guidance for banks and borrowers in relation to complex property financing.
Advice and dispute resolution relating to property rights such as surface rights, beneficial ownership and leasehold rights. You can also turn to Astrea for help with all types of tenancy disputes, including those involving commercial leases.
Public and private construction law
Advice and litigation involving defects and the liability of developers, contractors and architects. Assistance for building owners in disputes with contractors and/or architects.
Public contracts – public works tenders
Advice on public contracts for public works tenders, from the drafting of the offer to the awarding of the contract and the performance of the work. Astrea can also provide assistance in disputes before the civil courts and the Council of State.
Town planning & urban development
Advice regarding the administrative law aspects connected with property law in terms of town and spatial planning, including applying for the necessary authorizations, as well as navigating provincial administrative appeal procedures, and instituting suspension or cancellation proceedings before the Council for Permit Disputes or the Council of State.
In addition, we can offer advice and support in spatial planning matters related to municipal, provincial and regional structural and implementation planning.
Advice and dispute resolution for all environmental law aspects related to property and construction: remediation, waste, noise pollution, etc.
Astrea assists private clients confronted with the threat of expropriation as well as public bodies who have been granted powers of expropriation, both in the phase where an amicable acquisition is sought and in judicial expropriation proceedings.
Right of first refusal
Whether you are confronted with the exercise of a right of first refusal by the government, or you yourself wish to exercise such a right, Astrea can help.
Planning compensation and benefits
The approval and implementation of a municipal, provincial or regional implementation plan may lead to a decrease in the value of your property, for which you can claim compensation from the government. Astrea can help you institute the necessary proceedings before the civil courts.
Advice and objection procedures concerning planning benefits which arise when your land increases in value as a result of the approval of a municipal, provincial or regional implementation plan.
Vacant and abandoned property
Assistance with the objection procedures of municipal, provincial or regional bodies and legal proceedings before the tax courts.
Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Advice and guidance through all phases of a PPP project.
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