Johanna Hammersley - Pension Property Solicitor

Johanna Hammersley

Senior Associate

Johanna is a Senior Associate Solicitor in our specialist pension property team and has been dealing with pension property work for over 12 years.

Offering her clients an extensive range of knowledge, Johanna’s expertise covers everything from simple lease renewals to member tenants, to complex joint ownership purchases which are subject to bank finance.

Credentials

Over the years she has worked with some of the largest and most well-known pension providers in England and Wales and is well-versed on the requirements and complexities involved when dealing with pension property transactions.

As a result of her extensive knowledge in the field she is always happy to act as sounding board for pension providers, IFAs and member trustees from the very earlier stages of a transaction to assist in determining the best structure for a transaction.

Johanna Hammersley

Johanna is an Senior Associate Solicitor in our specialist pension property team and has been dealing with pension property work for over 12 years.

Offering her clients an extensive range of knowledge, Johanna’s expertise covers everything from simple lease renewals to member tenants, to complex joint ownership purchases which are subject to bank finance.

Johanna Hammersley - Pension Property Solicitor

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Johanna Hammersley

Johanna is an Senior Associate Solicitor in our specialist pension property team and has been dealing with pension property work for over 12 years. 

Offering her clients an extensive range of knowledge, Johanna’s expertise covers everything from simple lease renewals to member tenants, to complex joint ownership purchases which are subject to bank finance. 

Over the years she has worked with some of the largest and most well-known pension providers in England and Wales and is well-versed on the requirements and complexities involved when dealing with pension property transactions.

As a result of her extensive knowledge in the field she is always happy to act as sounding board for pension providers, IFAs and member trustees from the very earlier stages of a transaction to assist in determining the best structure for a transaction.

The 2021 edition of the Legal 500 recognised Johanna as being a ‘Rising Star’, an accolade given to standout performers coming into their own at major law firms.

Specialisms

  • Acquisitions and Disposals
    Dealing with the sale and purchase of properties from and to SIPPs and SASSs and advising on the best way to structure these transactions.
  • General Management
    Acting on a variety of transactions including preparing new occupational leases, dealing with lease renewals, deeds of surrender, deeds of variation, licence for alterations, licence to underlet and assign.
  • In-Specie Transfers
    Acting for either the receiving or transferring pension scheme in the in-specie transfer of commercial property investment assets, on the occasion of the change of pension trustee.
  • Loan Backs
    Preparing loan agreements and first legal charges between SSASs and the members to be secured against tangible and intangible items.
  • Joint Purchases 
    Dealing with joint ownership purchases including preparing joint ownership agreements and where bank finance is involved preparing ring fencing documents. For more information on this type of work please see Jo’s recent article here.
  • Portfolio Transfer
    Transferring and registering portfolios of properties from one pension provider to another.

In Practice

  • Portfolio Transfer 
    Dealing with the transfer of over 1000 properties from one pension provider to another which included dealing with the registration of the same at the Land Registry.
  • Joint Ownership

    Completing a joint purchase between a member tenant and pension scheme which involved both parties borrowing from a high street lender.

  • Mixed Use Properties
    Structuring transactions where a property is part residential to allow the commercial part of the property to be put into the pension scheme. Please see our recent article about this here.
  • Loan Backs 

    Obtaining a first legal charge in favour of a SSAS by entering into deeds of priority with prior lenders where a first legal charge would otherwise not be possible.    

  • Loans by the Scheme Member
    Dealing with loans made to the SIPP/SSAS by the scheme member in their personal capacity in order to cover shortfalls in the purchase price or to cover the VAT payable on a purchase.
"I find Jo and the team at Steele Raymond extremely helpful. Everyones friendly and approachable manner means they are always willing to provide guidance on any queries I have and chat through potential scenarios and outcomes for a client from a legal perspective. It is great to know there is always someone available at the end of the phone offering to help and share their extensive knowledge and expertise in this specialist area."
Aimee Raymond
Financial Planner at PKF-Francis Clark Chartered Accountants & Business Advisers

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Bournemouth

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