Established in 2009, we are a boutique commercial practice. Our particular niche is commercial property and commercial contracts.
We have heavily invested in the latest technology to enable us to work wherever and whenever our clients require. In short, we can bring our full office support and expertise to you.
- Commercial Property (including planning and highways)
- Commercial Litigation (including insolvency and intellectual property issues)
- Environmental Law
- Commercial Agreements, including ecommerce and construction contracts
- Residential Property Services
We can advise and assist on general contractual disputes relating to commercial and construction disputes; recovery of losses and liabilities through the court process or through insolvency; Company disputes including Shareholder issues; Professional negligence claims; Banking and Finance claims and the enforcement of security. For more information please see our Commercial Litigation page.
Wherever possible we will aim to provide you with a fixed fee for your transaction. We will determine that fee by having regard to the timescale, level of risk and complexity of the matter. We are also able to offer very competitive hourly rates should you require a solicitor to take on more of an in-house role for larger projects and contracts with which you may need assistance.We know and understand the importance of being able to include the cost of legal advice in a budget forecast for your business.
Consultation on minimum three-year residential tenancy with six-month break clause
Assured shorthold tenancies (ASTs) grant tenants a minimum of six months security of tenure. Any order for possession following service of a notice under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 (HA 1988) will not take effect earlier than six months after the beginning of the original tenancy (section 21(5), HA 1988). Read more on our latest blog post
Our residential property expert, Sophie Maddox advises on the new tax regime in Wales
Buying a residential property in Wales? Make yourself aware of the changes now!
Wales will no longer follow the system of Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) under HM Revenue & Customs. As from April 2018 Wales will be working with the new Welsh Revenue Authority (WRA), who are a non-ministerial department of the Welsh Government that will be responsible for collecting and managing Land Transaction Tax (LTT). Read more on our latest blog post
Changes to EPC regime announced
Are you a commercial landlord? Changes to EPC regime! If granting a lease after 1 April, you could be at risk of breaching the MEES regulations if the building is sub-standard and you have not registered an exemption. Anything below an F rating means your building is sub-standard. You need to review your EPC NOW as what was an E rating a few years ago, could now be considered an F or G. Contact us for more details.
Tranter Mills complete another multimillion pound deal
Our Managing Director has just completed another deal on a mixed use development purchase for £1.8 million. Of the transaction, Zoe had this to say, “the transaction was fraught with issues from the beginning from land contamination issues, through to travellers occupying the site between exchange and completion. It was a challenge but we achieved completion eventually, ending with one very happy client”.
Our Managing Director has been shortlisted as “Businesswoman of the year 2017”
After a shock nomination, our Managing Director, Zoe Tranter, has been shortlisted to the final five in the category of “Businesswoman of the year 2017”, in the prestigious “Birmingham Awards”. On being shortlisted, Zoe had this to say, “I was shocked, as I had not put myself forward, and to reach this far, is something that I am so very proud of. It is wonderful to have my hard work and dedication acknowledged, but I would not be where I am without the talented individuals that work with me”.
Voting closes on Friday 8 Sept, and you can vote for Zoe here.
Our Legal Apprentice enters the next stage of her training
It can be a long hard road to qualification as a solicitor, and our Legal Apprentice, Sophie Maddox has now entered the next stage of her training to become a solicitor. On Sophie’s performance, our Managing Director, Zoe Tranter said “I am delighted with Sophie’s performance. She is grateful for the opportunity which reflects in everything that she does. She is already demonstrating a use of initiative far beyond her years”.
On her time at Tranter Mills, Sophie commented “I have learned so much working closely with Zoe. The skills I have developed in practice have given me confidence out of the office too. It can be stressful, but we do have a laugh”.
Happy New Year
From all of us at Tranter Mills, we wish you a very happy and prosperous New Year. Already we are experiencing a very busy January (which coincides with the “dry January” of our MD, which means she is more efficient and hard working than usual). We have a really good feeling about the coming year. If you wish to discuss your commercial property, contracts or construction requirements with us, please do call on 0845 544 0499 or email our MD, she’d be delighted to help on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Another successful year completed at Tranter Mills
We have now been trading for eight years! We think that is a brilliant result for a company born in a recession. Our Managing Director, Zoe Tranter, had this to say – “we have experienced highs and lows, just like any other business, but I could not wish for a better client base, and the future is looking very rosy indeed. I would like to thank all of our clients for choosing us, and also, very importantly, to my team, the unsung heroes behind the scenes, who are: Sophie, Alun, Adrian, Jenny, Stuart, Mark, Ollie, Ryan, our case management team, and the typist “night girls” who have typed documents for me at midnight, just to bring a deal in on time the next day, because I asked them nicely. I would be lost (literally, have you seen my diary!?!) without all of them. They have all contributed to the ongoing success of Tranter Mills, so a huge thank you to each of them, and keep up the good work”.
Newport Rugby Club 70th anniversary event
We recently hosted a table at the Newport Rugby Club 70th anniversary event, organised by Steve Timmis of Sempar Accountancy and other members of the Club.