Victoria Sandberg

Partner specialising in Commercial Property and Head of Rural

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.

Career

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.

 

Expertise

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

Community

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.

Recognition

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer for Commercial Property

Professional feedback

“Communication and timeliness are key in agency transactions. I have worked closely with Victoria Sandberg on a number of transactions and, as well as ensuring that the legal side of the matter is dealt with properly, she is in regular contact with all parties and especially if a problem arises, which means that the matter in hand can be dealt with quickly.”  The Legal 500 2022

“Victoria Sandberg is very efficient and provides a high degree of confidence.”  The Legal 500 2022

“Victoria Sandberg is incredibly diligent and client focused.”  The Legal 500 2021

“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

Personal interests

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.

Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer