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Partner, Commercial Property
0118 912 0269

Tim has over 30 years' experience in dealing with all types of commercial property having qualified as a solicitor in 1982. He advises on the sale and purchase of a diverse range of freehold and leasehold property including factories, warehousing, offices, farms and farmland, public houses and other leisure facilities as well as land and buildings for residential development. He acts for both landlords and tenants in connection with the grant and renewal of leases and with all management issues arising, such as licences to assign or for alterations and works in conjunction with colleagues on any lease dispute matters.

He has over the years developed work in niche areas including farm and estate management and residential land development sites involving options, conditional contracts and planning agreements.

“The approachability of people in the practice is very refreshing. Talking honestly and plainly makes it much easier to understand and take any problems into account. I genuinely feel like they want to help and solve problems for you.” Legal 500 - 2022

"Tim Read gives good advice on a timely basis. Very approachable and finds the right people at his practice to get the job done.Legal 500 - 2021 Edition

"The team at Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors 'have a vast depth of knowledge and experience' particularly in leaseholds for landlord and tenant in the industrial, retail and office sectors. The practice also regularly advises developers and landowners on sales, acquisitions and land developments. The 'well integrated team' also have the ability to draw upon advisers experienced in planning law and litigation. Tim Read is 'simply fantastic' for leasework, advising both landlords and tenants". Legal 500 - 2020 Edition

"At Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors, Tim Read acted for timber, building and fencing supplier Lawsons in respect of the sale of one of the client’s depots for development as a student accommodation site, as well as advising Just Eat on its London and Bristol property leases. Other clients of note for the practice include Country Estates and Darcliffe Homes". Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition

“At Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors,  Tim Read handled two sizeable transactions for landowners in selling 34 hectares of land at Matthews Green Farm to Bovis Homes and Gleeson Homes, and was retained by Just Eat Holding and Just Eat plc to obtain leases for four floors at the companies’ London base”. Legal 500 – 2017 Edition

“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors advised Longacres Garden Center on the £2m purchase of a freehold property, and acted for Secured Lending on its £5m loan to facilitate residential development properties. Practice head Ian Graham is recommended alongside Tim Read.” Legal 500 – 2016 Edition

Tim’s recent work undertaken for clients includes:

  • Acting on the sale of a disused private school site that had been designated as an “asset of community value”.
  • Acting for multiple landowners on the sale of 23 acres of optioned land for residential development with associated complex planning agreement.
  • Acting for landowners involving an option, planning agreement, conditional contract (including overage) and proposed sale of 140 acres as site for residential development of 750 new dwellings.
  • Acting for recently floated PLC in taking multiple leases of its London HQ office premises and associated management licences.
  • Acting for multiple landowners involving a promotion agreement for the proposed residential development and sale of 33 acres of existing agricultural land.
  • Acting for landowners involving options and associated planning agreement on 90 acres of land as a site for proposed residential development.


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Wokingham Office

22-24 Broad Street
Berkshire RG40 1BA
United Kingdom


0118 978 0099

Reading Office

County House, 17 Friar Street
Berkshire RG1 1DB
United Kingdom


0118 957 3425

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Gostrey House,
Union Road,
Farnham GU9 7PT
United Kingdom


01252 733733


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