Specialist lawyers

Our commercial property solicitor panel members situated throughout the UK are able to deal with all matters relating to land and buildings and their wide spectrum of specialist knowledge includes legal advice and guidance relating to:-

  • land law
  • sales and purchase advice
  • commercial conveyancing
  • corporate transactions
  • business lease information
  • landlord and tenant law
  • property development
  • freehold land
  • estates
  • re-mortgaging and refinancing
  • housing development projects
  • land development
  • industrial leases
  • industrial estate dissolution

Commercial conveyancing : Property sales and purchase

Commercial conveyancing is often quite different from domestic coveyancing in that it can be considerably more complicated with many unexpected formalities that do not exist when dealing with residential homes. To ensure that the deal is done right you need to enlist the services of an experienced commercial property solicitor who will protect your legal rights and ensure that you are aware of all of your legal obligations.

Commercial leases

Our nationwide panel solicitors are able to deal with commercial conveyancing and to assist landlords and tenants in letting and renting property. The documentation relating to leasehold premises can be particularly complex and contain intricate arrangements for the protection of the landlord which a tenant may find onerous. The expertise of our teams of lawyers is such that they will always attempt to find a fair compromise that suits both parties’ needs which can be incorporated into a document tailored to their requirements. Our lawyers will not only deal with a new business lease but are able to act on behalf of clients in renewal of existing leases, in pre-let agreements for new-build properties and acquisition of development sites. In particular they offer :-

  • implementation of leases, sub-leases and assignments of leases
  • legal advice on all property finance, including re-mortgaging and company refinance secured on land
  • legal advice on the law including rent reviews and service charges

Landlord and tenant

A business lease is different to a residential lease mainly because of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, which gives security of tenure to tenants leasing or renting business premises. Matters usually covered include the amount of the rent, rental guarantees, length of the tenancy, repair of the premises, break clauses, rent free periods and restriction on rights to renew. In addition there is likely to be a lengthy list of conditions specific to that particular property which a tenant may find unacceptable or excessive. Tenancy agreements must be drafted to exclude as much possible conflict between the parties as possible and as such are often long and complex and need the skills of an expert commercial property solicitor. Our panel solicitors will guide you through the negotiation process and draft a bespoke contract to satisfy your needs

Property development lawyers

Residential property development can in many cases be extremely financially rewarding however it can also present many barriers and hurdles that deter all but the determined developer who is usually assisted along the way by an experienced property lawyer. Our lawyers offer expert help and astute assistance in these matters including the acquisition or disposal of land, submitting planning applications and making any subsequent appeals.