Commercial Property Services

Commercial Property

We have a very broad understanding of various aspects of commercial property and have been involved in all aspects of property finance, remediation, development, construction leading to the eventual lettings.We have acted for both landlords and tenants in the negotiation of commercial leases of all types of properties from Hospitals constructed pursuant to Local Improvement Finance Trusts (“LIFT” projects), to shopping centres and industrial estates.

Landlords

We have experience of acting for landlords who range from pension funds, local authorities to developers and the NHS. We have a thorough understanding of what a landlord will expect when negotiating commercial leases to maximise their investment.

We have represented retail brands as tenants too; therefore if you are a landlord who has managed to secure the occupation of this type of tenant for your premises, our knowledge of their expectations will prove useful to you during negotiations.

Do you require legal advice with regard to the management of your property portfolio?

We have experience in the management of portfolios involving anywhere from 5 to 500 properties for both the private and the public sector. We can review your property documentation on a fixed fee per property basis helping you to manage your budget and minimise risks.

Tenants

If you are a tenant at the moment or you are thinking of taking a lease of a property, we can help you negotiate favourable lease terms with your landlord or prospective landlord. In order to do this, it is essential that you involve your legal advisor in the early stages of negotiations. We have acted for various types of landlord and we can advise you on what to expect from them as a result.

Ongoing property matters

Thinking of occupying commercial premises (offices, shops, car parks) on a temporary basis? Thinking of knocking a wall through in your commercial premises and wondering where you stand with your current lease? Do you want to get out of your current lease? It is important that all of these matters are documented properly in order to minimise risk and protect your position. We can help whether you are a landlord or a tenant. We offer a very competitive fixed fee and can turn things around very quickly for you.

Commercial Property – sales and acquisitions

We have experience ranging from acting for pension funds acquiring properties subject to hundreds of leases to companies incorporated abroad selling properties in the UK, to SMEs selling their premises in the local high street.

Whatever the size of the transaction, we have the expertise to help you complete your transaction as quickly as possible. We want you to be able to realise your investment and assist you with your next venture!

Commercial Property – Conditional Contracts / Options and Overage

We have extensive experience in the implementation of the more complex contractual arrangements including the sale of sites subject to overage provisions. We have acted for both land owners and developers in drafting bespoke documentation for property development.

Building Agreements

We have been instructed to act in the acquisition of properties subject to building agreements and leases. We can draft deeds of appointment, warranties and agreements for lease where required.

Examples of the work we have been involved in include the acquisition of a site by a major retailer for the acquisition and construction of premises for mixed use.

Commercial Property Links

British Property Federation: www.bpf.org.uk

Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors – service charge code and occupiers guide: www.servicechargecode.co.uk