With many years of commercial property experience, Victoria is a leading expert in all aspects of commercial property law, with a particular focus on rural land.
She loves speaking to clients and land agents as this allows her to really get to grips with the nitty gritty of their work and what matters to them. By getting a deeper understanding of her clients and their wider goals and concerns, Victoria is able to help clients make the best possible decisions for their commercial interests.
Victoria prides herself on being approachable and easy to talk to. She is always happy to be contacted and to answer questions – no matter how big or small.
Victoria acts for a wide range of clients, including a number of Estates in relation to both disposals and property management. Her clients include businesses, farmers, investors, owner-occupiers and high net-worth individuals, spread across Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex, as well as a growing number of clients in Norfolk and Suffolk.
A career in law was always on the cards for Victoria. She studied Law (LLB) at University of the West of England, then continued straight on to the Legal Practice Course (LPC) (also at UWE).
Victoria became a Trainee Solicitor in 1997, qualifying in 1999 and immediately getting to work in the Commercial Property department of a large multinational law firm. There she gained wide ranging experience working with clients including institutional investors, retailers and developers.
Victoria joined Longmores in 2013 as a Solicitor, being promoted to Senior Solicitor in 2017, then Partner and Head of Rural in 2019. Her experience and expertise have been essential to the continuing growth and development of the Longmores Commercial Property team, particularly in the area of rural land.
Victoria deals with all aspects of Commercial Property law, including:
- Freehold acquisitions and disposals
- Option and pre-emption agreements
- Overage clauses
- Commercial leases
Victoria has recently been acting for clients on the following matters:
- Sale and purchase of farm land
- Purchase of unregistered land
- Sales of various parcels of land subject to overage (in situations where the overage is payable (i) if planning permission is granted, when the land is sold with the benefit of that planning permission or (if earlier) (ii) when that planning permission is implemented by the buyer)
- Sale of an office building subject to various leases
- Purchase of a long lease of an office building at a premium
Victoria is committed to rural affairs and supporting rural businesses. She is a member of both the CLA (Country Land and Business Association) and the NFU (National Farmers Union) Victoria is currently sitting as a committee member on the Hertfordshire & Middlesex Branch Committee of the CLA.
Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer for Commercial Property
Victoria’s Rural team is ranked by the leading client guide the Legal 500, with Victoria being personally recognised by the Legal 500 as a Recommended Lawyer for both her Commerical Property Client and Rural expertise.
“Victoria Sandberg is very proactive and robust in negotiations. Her expectation management is excellent, and she is very approachable.” The Legal 500 2024
“Victoria Sandberg is exceptionally smart, diligent, and efficient. Highly impressive knowledge of a range of matters including leasing and letting, purchase and sale, commercial property and planning and development. I never hesitate to recommend Victoria to clients and contacts.” The Legal 500 2024
“Victoria Sandberg is a joy to work with. Her advice is measured and practical, and she really takes time to understand the clients’ objectives, so that her advice is not just centred on the legal standpoint, but on what is right for the property/client/situation.” The Legal 500 2023
“Victoria Sandberg has real practical experience in advising rural owners of land. She is approachable, provides quick responses and works with our clients and us to ensure work is undertaken to the highest standards and in the timescales agreed.” The Legal 500 2023
“Victoria Sandberg and Rachel Spalton provide excellent and practical advice. They are pro-active and the agreements they prepare are very helpful in ensuring that new tenancy agreements are completed quickly. The same is true of the advice relating to sales of property where they have done excellent work on some highly complex and difficult sales. Their help and support throughout adds real value and they are a pleasure to work with.” The Legal 500 2023
“Many thanks again for dealing with this with patience and determination.” Rural client
“Thanks again for the diligent and cheerful way in which you helped us navigate this complex transaction.” Rural landowner client
Victoria loves reading and Pilates (not at the same time), as well as spending time with her family and walking her dog (sometimes at the same time).
She speaks basic French and Swedish.