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About Julian

Julian De Giovanni advises on all aspects of property including property development, acquisitions and disposals of commercial property, landlord and tenant, financing and residential property. He acts for a variety of clients including developers, landowners, landlords and tenants.

Julian rejoined Downie & Gadban as a partner in 2018. He is married with three young children.

Areas of Expertise

Residential development

Acquisition of sites (with or without planning permission) for residential use or for mixed residential and commercial use and the subsequent plot sales.

Advice on option agreements and conditional sale and purchase contracts. Typically, Julian’s clients are smaller-scale developers (or landowners selling to developers) who enjoy the personal attention that they receive from him.

Commercial property/conveyancing and Landlord and tenant

Sale and purchase of freehold and leasehold commercial buildings and offices. Commercial tenancies including

the grant, renewal and termination of leases, licences and related matters.

Residential property

Sale and purchase of residential properties.

Selected Recent Work

A few examples of matters recently carried out by Julian include:-

  • Purchase of a building in London for development subject to commercial lease. Subsequently concluding Section 106 Agreement, sale of part and flat sales.
  • Sale of site with planning permission for development (acting for landowner) in Hampshire.
  • Purchase of a building in Hampshire for development from a national supermarket chain.
  • Lease of an office (acting for Landlord) in Hampshire.
  • Purchase of a country house with land in Surrey.


Purchase of a building for development in London, SW8

“Our projects are often opportunities that arise where there are legal complications and/or the matters are time sensitive. Sometimes we take on projects where others have tried and failed.

We use Julian De Giovanni because we have found him adept at identifying problems early on and then either resolving them or advising us of our position. He always has in mind the importance to us of being able to sell on completed units quickly and cleanly once we have concluded a project.

This was a project where there was a lot to be done in a short space of time. Nevertheless, the job was still carried out to the same standard as if time were no object.

Julian puts in the extra effort that is required to get the job done. He is contactable, answers the phone and replies to messages. He meets and exceeds our expectations whilst remaining a pleasant person to deal with! I have had no hesitation in recommending him to others.”

– Craig Beevers, Director, SLC Property Ltd